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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 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 in the West End. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Garrick has received more than 438,391 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). David Garrick is the 1,425th most popular actor (down from 1,298th in 2019), the 1,512th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,464th in 2019) and the 208th most popular British Actor.

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  • 36

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Among actors, David Garrick ranks 1,425 out of 9,996Before him are G. W. Bailey, Rue McClanahan, Laura Linney, Ellen Barkin, Laurie Holden, and Maria Cebotari. After him are Peter Coyote, Krister Henriksson, Billy Connolly, Joseph Wiseman, Ellen Pompeo, and Song Joong-ki.

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Among people born in 1717, David Garrick ranks 13Before him are Peter III of Portugal, Ernst Gideon von Laudon, Marie Anne de Mailly, Louis François, Prince of Conti, Horace Walpole, and Ebrahim Afshar. After him are Étienne-Gabriel Morelly, Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Molla Panah Vagif, Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, Alexander Sumarokov, and Princess Christine of Hesse-Rotenburg. Among people deceased in 1779, David Garrick ranks 9Before him are Anton Raphael Mengs, Emperor Go-Momozono, Thomas Chippendale, Karim Khan Zand, John Kay, and Casimir Pulaski. After him are Tommaso Traetta, William Boyce, Louis de Jaucourt, Pehr Kalm, Alessandro Albani, and Mohammad Ali Khan Zand.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Garrick ranks 1,512 out of 7,765Before him are Bill Ward (1948), Lord William Bentinck (1774), N. R. Pogson (1829), Algernon Blackwood (1869), John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834), and Vita Sackville-West (1892). After him are Billy Connolly (1942), Constantine II of Scotland (801), Jasper Tudor (1431), Alison Steadman (1946), Roger Hodgson (1950), and Joan Hickson (1906).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, David Garrick ranks 208Before him are Paul Bettany (1971), Emilia Clarke (1986), Andrew Lincoln (1973), Martin Freeman (1971), Jared Harris (1961), and Ciarán Hinds (1953). After him are Billy Connolly (1942), Alison Steadman (1946), Joan Hickson (1906), David Hemmings (1941), James Faulkner (1948), and Jim Carter (1948).

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