Dick Van Patten

1928 - 2015

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Richard Vincent Van Patten (December 9, 1928 – June 23, 2015) was an American actor, comedian, businessman, and animal welfare advocate, whose career spanned seven decades of television. He was best known for his role as patriarch Tom Bradford on the ABC television comedy-drama Eight Is Enough. Van Patten began work as a child actor and was successful on the New York stage, appearing in more than a dozen plays as a teenager. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dick Van Patten has received more than 2,369,296 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Dick Van Patten is the 4,620th most popular actor (down from 3,821st in 2019), the 6,880th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,973rd in 2019) and the 2,150th most popular Actor.

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Among actors, Dick Van Patten ranks 4,620 out of 9,996Before him are Lisa Eilbacher, Sid Caesar, Vinod Khanna, L. Scott Caldwell, Richard Simmons, and John Russell. After him are Murat Yıldırım, George Coulouris, Vivica A. Fox, Louis Wolheim, Reginald Owen, and Regimantas Adomaitis.

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Among people born in 1928, Dick Van Patten ranks 378Before him are Johnny Griffin, Nunzio Gallo, Ján Zachara, Dolph Schayes, Azlan Shah of Perak, and Tadeusz Baird. After him are Raymond E. Brown, Santiago Vernazza, Gino Bramieri, Valentin Muratov, Åke Johansson, and Türkân Akyol. Among people deceased in 2015, Dick Van Patten ranks 296Before him are Leo Kadanoff, Eric Arturo Delvalle, Johan Ferner, Richard Dysart, Martin Gilbert, and Helmut Dietl. After him are Nurlan Balgimbayev, Boris Shilkov, Evelyn Furtsch, Marília Pêra, Eric Thompson, and Jean Vautrin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dick Van Patten ranks 6,880 out of 18,182Before him are James J. Jeffries (1875), L. Scott Caldwell (1950), Richard Simmons (1948), John Russell (1921), Ken Starr (1946), and Bill Johnston (1894). After him are Peter Farrelly (1956), Albert George Wilson (1918), Jello Biafra (1958), Vivica A. Fox (1964), Jacqueline Susann (1918), and Louis Wolheim (1880).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Dick Van Patten ranks 2,150Before him are Christopher Jones (1941), Michael Lerner (1941), Sid Caesar (1922), L. Scott Caldwell (1950), Richard Simmons (1948), and John Russell (1921). After him are Vivica A. Fox (1964), Louis Wolheim (1880), Harve Presnell (1933), Bruce Kirby (1925), Khloé Kardashian (1984), and Martha Mansfield (1899).

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