Eric Sykes

1923 - 2012

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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 753,338 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Eric Sykes is the 4,625th most popular actor (down from 4,217th in 2019), the 3,705th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,353rd in 2019) and the 587th most popular British Actor.

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  • 750k

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  • 57.52

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.06

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Eric Sykes ranks 4,625 out of 10,030. Before him are Jan Sterling, Darren McGavin, Pilou Asbæk, Costas Mandylor, Rita Gam, and Katja Riemann. After him are Bae Doona, Justin Long, Kelly Macdonald, Amanda Bynes, Michael Rapaport, and Terry Bradshaw.

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Among people born in 1923, Eric Sykes ranks 311Before him are Cesare Rubini, James Stockdale, The Fabulous Moolah, Doc Watson, Ralph Giordano, and Jorge Daponte. After him are Ivor Bueb, Ken Kavanagh, Carlo Pavesi, Leonid Shamkovich, Albert Decourtray, and Natália Correia. Among people deceased in 2012, Eric Sykes ranks 316Before him are François Migault, Valeri Vasiliev, Barney McKenna, Jenni Rivera, Robert Hughes, and Doc Watson. After him are Frances Spence, Slater Martin, Art Larsen, Nelson Prudêncio, Anna Schwartz, and Jaime Graça.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Eric Sykes ranks 3,705 out of 6,924. Before him are George Bass (1771), Bob Glendenning (1888), Wyndham Halswelle (1882), William Hopkins (1793), William Warham (1450), and John Abbot (1751). After him are Eddie Colman (1936), Kate Atkinson (1951), John Rae (1813), Kelly Macdonald (1976), Mary Garden (1874), and Nicola Sturgeon (1970).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Eric Sykes ranks 587Before him are Kenneth Cranham (1944), Dan Stevens (1982), Christopher Cazenove (1943), Carol Cleveland (1942), Sadie Frost (1965), and Doug Bradley (1954). After him are Kelly Macdonald (1976), Anton Lesser (1952), Michael Ball (1962), Martin Shaw (1945), Naomi Scott (1993), and Jeremy Kemp (1935).

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