Don Ameche

1908 - 1993

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Don Ameche (; born Dominic Felix Amici; May 31, 1908 – December 6, 1993) was an American actor, comedian and vaudevillian. After playing in college shows, repertory theatre, and vaudeville, he became a major radio star in the early 1930s, which led to the offer of a movie contract from 20th Century Fox in 1935. In the 1950s he worked on Broadway and in television, and was the host of NBC's International Showtime from 1961 to 1965. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don Ameche has received more than 3,151,812 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Don Ameche is the 881st most popular actor (up from 886th in 2019), the 1,578th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,616th in 2019) and the 423rd most popular American Actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.2M

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  • 59.67

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Don Ameches by language

Over the past year Don Ameche has had the most page views in the with 381,064 views, followed by Italian (44,559), and German (32,486). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Thai (187.01%), Simple English (65.22%), and Galician (59.39%)


Among actors, Don Ameche ranks 881 out of 13,578Before him are Sara Montiel, Chris Cooper, Holland Taylor, Dolores del Río, Mark Strong, and Peter Dinklage. After him are Mark Harmon, Jessica Chastain, Ewan McGregor, Brad Dourif, Amy Adams, and Michael Nyqvist.

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Among people born in 1908, Don Ameche ranks 67Before him are Martha Gellhorn, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Carlos Arias Navarro, Willard Van Orman Quine, Lionel Stander, and Henri, Count of Paris. After him are Maria Prymachenko, Edward Dmytryk, André Martinet, Alain Cuny, Tex Avery, and Pablo Dorado. Among people deceased in 1993, Don Ameche ranks 45Before him are Boris Christoff, Dražen Petrović, Stewart Granger, River Phoenix, Pat Nixon, and Jimmy Doolittle. After him are Horia Sima, György Sárosi, Kakuei Tanaka, Lucia Popp, Hans Baur, and Yuri Lotman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don Ameche ranks 1,578 out of 20,380Before him are Hunter S. Thompson (1937), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Edward Charles Pickering (1846), Frank Sheeran (1920), George Wald (1906), and Alben W. Barkley (1877). After him are Mark Harmon (1951), Walter Gilbert (1932), Jessica Chastain (1977), Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), and John Robert Schrieffer (1931).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Don Ameche ranks 423Before him are Helen Hunt (1963), Frank Langella (1938), Michael Dudikoff (1954), Chris Cooper (1951), Holland Taylor (1943), and Peter Dinklage (1969). After him are Mark Harmon (1951), Jessica Chastain (1977), Brad Dourif (1950), Barbara Bach (1947), Louise Brooks (1906), and Jeffrey DeMunn (1947).

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