Don Adams

1923 - 2005

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Donald James Yarmy (April 13, 1923 – September 25, 2005), known professionally as Don Adams, was an American actor, comedian, and director. In his five decades on television, he was best known as Maxwell Smart (Agent 86) in the television situation comedy Get Smart (1965–1970, 1995), which he also sometimes directed and wrote. Adams won three consecutive Emmy Awards for his performance in the series (1967–1969). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don Adams has received more than 2,027,585 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Don Adams is the 2,235th most popular actor (up from 2,454th in 2019), the 3,746th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,097th in 2019) and the 1,093rd most popular American Actor.

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  • 27

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  • 2.29

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  • 4.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Don Adams ranks 2,235 out of 10,030Before him are Heinrich George, Rachel Roberts, Jill Clayburgh, Eric Tsang, Ulrich Thomsen, and Greg Kinnear. After him are Jim Davis, Lena Endre, Leo McKern, Sylvia Sidney, Mabel Normand, and Mélanie Laurent.

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Among people born in 1923, Don Adams ranks 172Before him are V. C. Andrews, Gerard Reve, Carlos Páez Vilaró, Rhonda Fleming, Madeleine Lebeau, and Linda Darnell. After him are Glynis Johns, Milt Jackson, Josep Seguer, Ferenc Szusza, Gordon Jackson, and Hjalmar Andersen. Among people deceased in 2005, Don Adams ranks 123Before him are Piero Cappuccilli, Melita Norwood, Ronald Golias, Andre Norton, John Mills, and Lazar Berman. After him are Romano Scarpa, Polina Astakhova, Sunil Dutt, Eddie Guerrero, Corrado Bafile, and Yevgeny Grishin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don Adams ranks 3,746 out of 15,968Before him are Taylor Lautner (1992), Jill Clayburgh (1944), James Samuel Coleman (1926), Mike Resnick (1942), Kelly Johnson (1910), and Greg Kinnear (1963). After him are H.D. (1886), Suge Knight (1965), Jim Davis (1909), Sixto Durán Ballén (1921), Sylvia Sidney (1910), and Robert Z. Leonard (1889).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Don Adams ranks 1,093Before him are Anne Francis (1930), Edmond O'Brien (1915), John Doman (1945), Taylor Lautner (1992), Jill Clayburgh (1944), and Greg Kinnear (1963). After him are Jim Davis (1909), Sylvia Sidney (1910), Mabel Normand (1892), Anna Faris (1976), Claire Danes (1979), and Richard Bright (1937).

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