David Prowse

1935 - 2020

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David Charles Prowse (1 July 1935 – 28 November 2020) was an English actor, bodybuilder, strongman and weightlifter. He portrayed Darth Vader (voiced by American actor James Earl Jones) in the original Star Wars trilogy and a manservant in Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film A Clockwork Orange. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Prowse has received more than 5,262,704 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). David Prowse is the 1,221st most popular actor (down from 1,157th in 2019), the 1,292nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,278th in 2019) and the 170th most popular British Actor.

David Prowse is most famous for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy.

Memorability Metrics

  • 5.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.52

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.93

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of David Prowses by language

Over the past year David Prowse has had the most page views in the with 386,430 views, followed by German (44,663), and Spanish (42,481). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Greek (294.49%), Afrikaans (106.40%), and Simple English (87.17%)


Among actors, David Prowse ranks 1,221 out of 13,578Before him are Shohreh Aghdashloo, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Jonathan Frakes, Ellen Barkin, Farley Granger, and Julian Glover. After him are Kate Beckinsale, Marina Berti, Leslie Caron, Nathan Fillion, Josh Brolin, and Kurtwood Smith.

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Among people born in 1935, David Prowse ranks 101Before him are Fernando del Paso, Agne Simonsson, Vladislav Volkov, Valeri Kubasov, Lyudmila Gurchenko, and Julian Glover. After him are Marc Augé, Jack Charlton, Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, Mário Coluna, Terry Riley, and Robert Silverberg. Among people deceased in 2020, David Prowse ranks 114Before him are Agne Simonsson, Michel Hidalgo, Claude Brasseur, Pascal Lissouba, Mory Kanté, and John Horton Conway. After him are Bill Withers, Jack Charlton, Benjamin Mkapa, Daniel arap Moi, George Floyd, and Ilija Petković.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Prowse ranks 1,292 out of 8,785Before him are Clive Owen (1964), Martin Frobisher (1535), Julian Glover (1935), Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773), Albert Hammond (1944), and Branwell Brontë (1817). After him are Kate Beckinsale (1973), Marina Berti (1924), Michael Ventris (1922), Thomas Cavalier-Smith (1942), John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713), and John Wilkins (1614).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, David Prowse ranks 170Before him are James Faulkner (1948), Anthony Daniels (1946), Frances de la Tour (1944), Scott Adkins (1976), Clive Owen (1964), and Julian Glover (1935). After him are Kate Beckinsale (1973), Marina Berti (1924), Roddy McDowall (1928), Elizabeth Hurley (1965), Geraldine McEwan (1932), and Edmund Kean (1787).

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