David Niven

1910 - 1983

David Niven

James David Graham Niven (; 1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983) was an English actor, memoirist and novelist. His many roles included Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death, Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, and Sir Charles Lytton ("the Phantom") in The Pink Panther. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Separate Tables (1958). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Niven has received more than 4,808,377 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 270th most popular actor.

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  • 57

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  • 4.25

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, David Niven ranks 269 out of 8,832Before him are Michael Keaton, Kevin Spacey, Bryan Cranston, Donald Pleasence, Reese Witherspoon, and Frances Farmer. After him are Goldie Hawn, Richard Kiel, Lana Turner, Monica Vitti, Colin Firth, and Jodie Foster.

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Among people born in 1910, David Niven ranks 21Before him are Walter Schellenberg, Lee Byung-chul, Gerda Taro, Jacques Monod, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, and Dorothy Hodgkin. After him are William Shockley, Chiang Ching-kuo, Helenio Herrera, Kurt Meyer, Samuel Barber, and Dominique Pire. Among people deceased in 1983, David Niven ranks 13Before him are Hergé, Idris of Libya, Tennessee Williams, Felix Bloch, Arthur Koestler, and Buckminster Fuller. After him are Raymond Aron, Gerhard Barkhorn, Nikolai Podgorny, Meyer Lansky, Albert Claude, and Muddy Waters.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Niven ranks 398 out of 5,347Before him are Kate Bush (1958), Graham Hill (1929), Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795), Donald Pleasence (1919), John Smith (1580), and Ben Jonson (1572). After him are Ian Gillan (1945), David Beckham (1975), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772), John Edward Gray (1800), Vivienne Westwood (1941), and Henry Fox Talbot (1800).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, David Niven ranks 39Before him are Ian McShane (1942), Jeremy Irons (1948), Timothy Dalton (1946), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Patrick Stewart (1940), and Donald Pleasence (1919). After him are Colin Firth (1960), Alec Guinness (1914), Albert Finney (1936), Deborah Kerr (1921), Ian Holm (1931), and John Cleese (1939).