David Carradine

1936 - 2009

David Carradine

David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine; December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009) was an American actor best known for playing martial arts roles. He is perhaps best known as the star of the 1970s television series Kung Fu, playing Kwai Chang Caine, a peace-loving Shaolin monk travelling through the American Old West. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Carradine has received more than 8,141,792 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 184th most popular actor.

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  • 8.1M

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  • 67.05

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  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.81

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, David Carradine ranks 183 out of 8,832Before him are Jean-Louis Trintignant, Benny Hill, David Suchet, Maximilian Schell, George Clooney, and Sandra Bullock. After him are Nicole Kidman, Roberto Benigni, Julia Roberts, Richard Chamberlain, Christopher Walken, and Sharon Stone.

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Among people born in 1936, David Carradine ranks 19Before him are Robert Woodrow Wilson, Ken Loach, Dennis Hopper, Richard Bach, F. W. de Klerk, and Glen Campbell. After him are Barack Obama Sr., Barry Barish, John McCain, Ismail Kadare, Zubin Mehta, and Wilt Chamberlain. Among people deceased in 2009, David Carradine ranks 8Before him are Patrick Swayze, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Kim Dae-jung, Aage Bohr, Pina Bausch, and Paul Samuelson. After him are Roh Moo-hyun, Corazon Aquino, Ted Kennedy, Maurice Jarre, Les Paul, and Velupillai Prabhakaran.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Carradine ranks 355 out of 12,171Before him are Diane Keaton (1946), Sarah Vaughan (1924), Billie Holiday (1915), Herman Hollerith (1860), George Clooney (1961), and Sandra Bullock (1964). After him are Zachary Taylor (1784), Desmond Doss (1919), Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), Michael Jordan (1963), Nicole Kidman (1967), and Crazy Horse (1840).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, David Carradine ranks 92Before him are Rock Hudson (1925), Martin Sheen (1940), Dianne Wiest (1946), Diane Keaton (1946), George Clooney (1961), and Sandra Bullock (1964). After him are Nicole Kidman (1967), Julia Roberts (1967), Richard Chamberlain (1934), Christopher Walken (1943), Sharon Stone (1958), and Jack Lemmon (1925).