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David Tomlinson

1917 - 2000

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David Cecil MacAlister Tomlinson (7 May 1917 – 24 June 2000) was an English stage, film, and television actor and comedian. Having been described as both a leading man and a character actor, he is primarily remembered for his roles as authority figure George Banks in Mary Poppins, fraudulent magician Professor Emelius Browne in Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and as hapless antagonist Peter Thorndyke in The Love Bug. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Tomlinson has received more than 2,350,674 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). David Tomlinson is the 2,735th most popular actor (down from 2,410th in 2019), the 2,454th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,286th in 2019) and the 341st most popular British Actor.

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  • 22

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  • 2.00

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  • 3.67

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, David Tomlinson ranks 2,735 out of 9,996Before him are Michel Duchaussoy, Carmen Sevilla, Jordana Brewster, Julie Adams, Maxim Munzuk, and Petra Schürmann. After him are Asia Argento, Michael Moriarty, Sarah Rafferty, Tamara Toumanova, John Spencer, and Ray Stevenson.

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Among people born in 1917, David Tomlinson ranks 171Before him are Imre Németh, Vasily Mishin, Steno, Olga Sanfirova, Zainab al Ghazali, and Domenico Bartolucci. After him are Asima Chatterjee, Robert Byrd, Knut Haugland, André Waterkeyn, Yuri Lyubimov, and Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin. Among people deceased in 2000, David Tomlinson ranks 138Before him are Ioannis Mitropoulos, Leonidas Pyrgos, Myroslav Ivan Lubachivsky, Rhadi Ben Abdesselam, Nancy Marchand, and Franco Rossi. After him are Teruki Miyamoto, Franco Donatoni, Adamantios Androutsopoulos, Penelope Fitzgerald, William Porter, and W. D. Hamilton.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Tomlinson ranks 2,454 out of 7,765Before him are Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury (1621), Margaret Bondfield (1873), Catherine Carey (1523), Thomas Wyatt the Younger (1521), Frank Watson Dyson (1868), and Simon Phillips (1957). After him are Jack Clayton (1921), Ray Stevenson (1964), Tommy Flanagan (1965), Henry Dudeney (1857), Henry of Scotland (1115), and Walter Clopton Wingfield (1833).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, David Tomlinson ranks 341Before him are Edmund Gwenn (1877), Chris Vance (1971), May Whitty (1865), Patricia Routledge (1929), Samantha Bond (1961), and Jon Finch (1942). After him are Ray Stevenson (1964), Tommy Flanagan (1965), Richard Johnson (1927), Graham McTavish (1961), John Mahoney (1940), and Simon Callow (1949).

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