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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. Allen regularly provoked indignation by highlighting political hypocrisy and showing disdain for religious authority. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dave Allen has received more than 33,228 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Dave Allen is the 7,300th most popular actor (down from 6,491st in 2019), the 330th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 299th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular Irish Actor.

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  • 33k

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  • 40.18

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Dave Allen ranks 7,300 out of 9,996Before him are Frédérique Bel, Samaire Armstrong, Aunjanue Ellis, Enrico Colantoni, Ernesto Alterio, and Ryan Guzman. After him are Danielle Harris, Saad Lamjarred, John DiMaggio, Mamiko Noto, J. Carrol Naish, and Connor Swindells.

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Among people born in 1936, Dave Allen ranks 468Before him are Charles Dierkop, Billy Higgins, Ferenc Németh, Akwasi Afrifa, Barbara Jordan, and Adrian Smith. After him are Yoshihisa Yoshikawa, George Voinovich, Don Cornelius, George Eastham, Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, and Werner von Moltke. Among people deceased in 2005, Dave Allen ranks 306Before him are Chloe Jones, Charles Rocket, Bob Denver, Lucky Thompson, R. L. Burnside, and Luis Taruc. After him are Christopher Fry, Georges Dransart, Constance Cummings, Harold J. Stone, Peter Jennings, and Michael Park.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Dave Allen ranks 330 out of 501Before him are Stephen Gately (1976), William Smith O'Brien (1803), Nahum Tate (1652), Christy Moore (1945), Duncan Hamilton (1920), and Jack Lynch (1917). After him are Geoffrey Keating (1569), Patrick Kavanagh (1904), Shay Given (1976), Sheamus (1978), Glen Hansard (1970), and Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair (1116).

Among ACTORS In Ireland

Among actors born in Ireland, Dave Allen ranks 53Before him are George Brent (1904), Robert Sheehan (1988), Jack Gleeson (1992), Barry Keoghan (1992), Ronan Keating (1977), and Ray McAnally (1926). After him are Patricia Collinge (1892), Devon Murray (1988), Glenn Quinn (1970), Amybeth McNulty (2001), Kerry Condon (1983), and Dylan Moran (1971).

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