David Garrick

1717 - 1779

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David Garrick (19 February 1717 – 20 January 1779) was an English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer who influenced nearly all aspects of European theatrical practice throughout the 18th century, and was a pupil and friend of Dr Samuel Johnson. He appeared in a number of amateur theatricals, and with his appearance in the title role of Shakespeare's Richard III, audiences and managers began to take notice. Impressed by his portrayals of Richard III and a number of other roles, Charles Fleetwood engaged Garrick for a season at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Garrick has received more than 384,500 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). David Garrick is the 1,299th most popular actor (down from 1,204th in 2019), the 1,465th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,416th in 2019) and the 186th most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, David Garrick ranks 1,299 out of 10,030Before him are Mithun Chakraborty, Jessica Chastain, Amrish Puri, Guy Pearce, Beverly D'Angelo, and Beba Lončar. After him are Richard Anderson, Conchata Ferrell, Jennifer Beals, Frances Fisher, Peg Entwistle, and Ciarán Hinds.

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Among people born in 1717, David Garrick ranks 12Before him are Johann Stamitz, Peter III of Portugal, Ernst Gideon von Laudon, Louis François, Prince of Conti, Marie Anne de Mailly, and Horace Walpole. After him are Ebrahim Afshar, Étienne-Gabriel Morelly, Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Alexander Sumarokov, and João de Loureiro. Among people deceased in 1779, David Garrick ranks 10Before him are Thomas Chippendale, Emperor Go-Momozono, Karim Khan Zand, Casimir Pulaski, William Boyce, and John Kay. After him are Tommaso Traetta, Louis de Jaucourt, Alessandro Albani, Pehr Kalm, Claude Bourgelat, and Mohammad Ali Khan Zand.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Garrick ranks 1,465 out of 6,924Before him are Glenda Jackson (1936), Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin (1914), Kim Wilde (1960), Guy Pearce (1967), Simon Rattle (1955), and Ian Rush (1961). After him are Jeremiah Clarke (1674), Roland Joffé (1945), Frances Fisher (1952), Peg Entwistle (1908), Christopher Isherwood (1904), and Mary Leakey (1913).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, David Garrick ranks 186Before him are Edward Fox (1937), Ronald Colman (1891), Rupert Everett (1959), Channing Tatum (1980), Peter Vaughan (1923), and Guy Pearce (1967). After him are Frances Fisher (1952), Peg Entwistle (1908), Ciarán Hinds (1953), Geraldine McEwan (1932), Brenda Blethyn (1946), and Gemma Jones (1942).

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