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 observational comedian and satirist.Initially becoming known in Australia during 1963–64, Allen made regular television appearances in the United Kingdom from the later 1960s and until the mid-1980s. The BBC aired his Dave Allen Show 1972–1986, which was also exported to several other European countries. His career had a major resurgence during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dave Allen has received more than 27,299 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Dave Allen is the 6,500th most popular actor (down from 5,886th 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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  • 27k

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  • 53.70

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  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.44

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  • 3.72

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Among actors, Dave Allen ranks 6,500 out of 10,030. Before 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 460. Before 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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