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Dean Reed

1938 - 1986

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Dean Cyril Reed (September 22, 1938 – June 13, 1986) was an American actor, singer-songwriter, director, and social activist who lived a great part of his adult life in South America and then in East Germany. Nicknamed the Red Elvis, Reed was the best-selling Western performer in communist countries, with his songs often topping the local charts, and millions of his records were sold in the Eastern Bloc and elsewhere mostly under the Melodiya label. He never renounced his U.S. citizenship, despite often denouncing the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dean Reed has received more than 373,325 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Dean Reed is the 697th most popular actor (down from 617th in 2019), the 1,297th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,130th in 2019) and the 346th most popular American Actor.

Dean Reed is most famous for being a singer and songwriter in the Soviet Union.

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  • 370k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.41

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.52

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Dean Reed ranks 697 out of 9,996Before him are Cléo de Mérode, John Payne, James Garner, Annette Bening, Brendan Gleeson, and Shelley Duvall. After him are Lale Andersen, Bernard Hill, Mistinguett, Kelly McGillis, Linda Lee Cadwell, and Bernard Lee.

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Among people born in 1938, Dean Reed ranks 71Before him are José Altafini, Etta James, Jerzy Skolimowski, Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld, Anthony James Leggett, and J. J. Cale. After him are Kenny Rogers, Georg Baselitz, Carlos Bilardo, Oscar Robertson, Ricardo Lagos, and Wim Kok. Among people deceased in 1986, Dean Reed ranks 41Before him are Stanley Rous, Lê Duẩn, James Cagney, Robert S. Mulliken, Vincente Minnelli, and Otto Preminger. After him are Michel de Certeau, Erik Bruhn, Adolfo Celi, Serge Lifar, Raymond Loewy, and Ye Jianying.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dean Reed ranks 1,297 out of 18,182Before him are Edith Wharton (1862), John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899), Philip Warren Anderson (1923), Shelley Duvall (1949), Hugh David Politzer (1949), and Aaron Copland (1900). After him are Kelly McGillis (1957), Lucille Ball (1911), George Carlin (1937), Raymond A. Spruance (1886), Larry Bird (1956), and Nora Roberts (1950).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Dean Reed ranks 346Before him are John Forsythe (1918), Anthony Mann (1906), John Payne (1912), James Garner (1928), Annette Bening (1958), and Shelley Duvall (1949). After him are Kelly McGillis (1957), Linda Lee Cadwell (1945), Max Wright (1943), Mark Harmon (1951), Ed Asner (1929), and Bette Midler (1945).

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