David Niven

1910 - 1983

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James David Graham Niven (; 1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983) was a British actor, soldier, memoirist, and novelist. Niven was known as a handsome and debonair leading man in Classic Hollywood films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Niven has received more than 9,053,071 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). David Niven is the 342nd most popular actor (down from 274th in 2019), the 446th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 383rd in 2019) and the 55th most popular British Actor.

David Niven was an English actor, writer, and soldier. He was most famous for his roles in the films The Guns of Navarone, The Pink Panther, and Around the World in 80 Days.

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  • 9.1M

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  • 65.37

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  • 61

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  • 3.99

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, David Niven ranks 342 out of 13,578Before him are Charles Dance, Joan Crawford, Oona O'Neill, Robert Hossein, Penélope Cruz, and Harold Ramis. After him are Chris Hemsworth, Michèle Mercier, Jamie Lee Curtis, Andy García, John Rhys-Davies, and Tim Curry.

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Among people born in 1910, David Niven ranks 22Before him are Chiang Ching-kuo, Gerda Taro, Dorothy Hodgkin, Walter Schellenberg, Ronald Coase, and Dominique Pire. After him are Lee Byung-chul, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Helenio Herrera, Archer Martin, Nathuram Godse, and Ludwig Stumpfegger. Among people deceased in 1983, David Niven ranks 17Before him are Tennessee Williams, Meyer Lansky, Arthur Koestler, Albert Claude, Nikolai Podgorny, and Raymond Aron. After him are George Cukor, Haldan Keffer Hartline, Buckminster Fuller, Gerhard Barkhorn, Alfred Tarski, and Gloria Swanson.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Niven ranks 446 out of 8,785Before him are Marie of Romania (1875), Charles Dance (1946), Robert Falcon Scott (1868), William Pitt the Younger (1759), Joan Clarke (1917), and Robert Walpole (1676). After him are J. M. Barrie (1860), John Rhys-Davies (1944), Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1862), Tim Curry (1946), Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411), and Samuel Johnson (1709).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, David Niven ranks 55Before him are Daniel Craig (1968), Bob Hoskins (1942), Sam Neill (1947), Ralph Fiennes (1962), Cary Grant (1904), and Charles Dance (1946). After him are John Rhys-Davies (1944), Tim Curry (1946), Helena Bonham Carter (1966), Kate Winslet (1975), Diana Rigg (1938), and John Cleese (1939).

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