Dave Allen

1936 - 2005

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David Tynan O'Mahony (6 July 1936 – 10 March 2005), known professionally as Dave Allen, was an Irish comedian, satirist, and actor. He was best known for his observational comedy. Initially becoming known in Australia in 1963 and 1964, Allen made regular television appearances in the United Kingdom from the late 1960s until the mid-1980s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dave Allen has received more than 29,758 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Dave Allen is the 6,494th most popular actor (down from 5,880th in 2019), the 299th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 270th in 2019) and the 49th most popular Irish Actor.

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  • 30k

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  • 53.70

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  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.72

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Dave Allen ranks 6,494 out of 10,030Before him are Sergey Bezrukov, Henry Lau, Preston Foster, Bill Thompson, Yui Aragaki, and Veerle Baetens. After him are Glynis Barber, David Leitch, Wendy Schaal, Jimmi Simpson, Molly Parker, and Jung Il-woo.

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Among people born in 1936, Dave Allen ranks 407Before him are Tamás Mendelényi, Barbara Mikulski, Dick Barnett, Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, Pat Roberts, and Thelma Hopkins. After him are Skip Barber, George Eastham, Don Cornelius, Adrian Smith, Akwasi Afrifa, and Gerry Ashmore. Among people deceased in 2005, Dave Allen ranks 277Before him are Peter Jennings, Keith Andes, Lee Eun-ju, Christopher Fry, Chloe Jones, and Charles Rocket. After him are Constance Cummings, Humphrey Carpenter, Wayne C. Booth, June Haver, August Wilson, and Kâzım Koyuncu.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Dave Allen ranks 299 out of 460Before him are Geoffrey Keating (1569), Nicky Byrne (1978), Henry Kellett (1806), Micheál Martin (1960), John Bruton (1947), and Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair (1116). After him are Róisín Murphy (1973), Christy Moore (1945), Stephen Gately (1976), Becky Lynch (1987), Shay Given (1976), and William Smith O'Brien (1803).

Among ACTORS In Ireland

Among actors born in Ireland, Dave Allen ranks 49Before him are Colin O'Donoghue (1981), Geraldine Somerville (1967), George Brent (1904), Colm Wilkinson (1944), Jack Gleeson (1992), and Milo O'Shea (1926). After him are Allen Leech (1981), Devon Murray (1988), Amybeth McNulty (2001), Kerry Condon (1983), Glenn Quinn (1970), and Dylan Moran (1971).

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