Eric Sykes

1923 - 2012

Eric Sykes

Eric Sykes (4 May 1923 – 4 July 2012) was an English radio, stage, television and film writer, comedian, actor, and director whose performing career spanned more than 50 years. He frequently wrote for and performed with many other leading comedy performers and writers of the period, including Tony Hancock, Spike Milligan, Tommy Cooper, Peter Sellers, John Antrobus, and Johnny Speight. Sykes first came to prominence through his many radio credits as a writer and actor in the 1950s, most notably through his collaboration on The Goon Show scripts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric Sykes has received more than 688,217 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,279th most popular actor.

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  • 690k

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  • 42.74

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Eric Sykes ranks 4,246 out of 8,832Before him are Rosario Dawson, Kane Hodder, Rose Marie, Leticia Calderón, Kelly Reilly, and Roy Dotrice. After him are Maggie McNamara, Wes Bentley, Necati Şaşmaz, Cote de Pablo, LeVar Burton, and Sebastian Roché.

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Among people born in 1923, Eric Sykes ranks 271Before him are Óscar González, Doc Watson, Mother Angelica, George Russell, Joseph Keller, and Rose Marie. After him are The Fabulous Moolah, Avram Davidson, Mort Walker, Alice Coachman, Dina Merrill, and Mae Young. Among people deceased in 2012, Eric Sykes ranks 282Before him are Doc Watson, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, Jose Tomas Sanchez, Dave Sexton, John Connelly, and Vasily Belov. After him are Hal David, R. G. Armstrong, Bernard Lovell, Robert Hughes, Keith Campbell, and Leszek Drogosz.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Eric Sykes ranks 3,355 out of 5,347Before him are Henry Cooper (1934), Hugh Hopper (1945), Gary Cahill (1985), Henry Seebohm (1832), Johnny Marr (1963), and Kelly Reilly (1977). After him are Kenneth Clark (1903), Kenney Jones (1948), Richard Garriott (1961), Daniel Tammet (1979), Shirley Henderson (1965), and Howard Jones (1955).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Eric Sykes ranks 528Before him are Matthew Goode (1978), Catherine Bell (1968), Nicholas Clay (1946), Jayne Atkinson (1959), Natalia Tena (1984), and Kelly Reilly (1977). After him are Shirley Henderson (1965), Dave Legeno (1963), Sam Heughan (1980), Jennifer Saunders (1958), Sean Pertwee (1964), and Sophie Turner (1996).