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Ernie Kovacs

1919 - 1962

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Ernest Edward Kovacs (January 23, 1919 – January 13, 1962) was an American comedian, actor, and writer. Kovacs's visually experimental and often spontaneous comedic style influenced numerous television comedy programs for years after his death. Kovacs has been credited as an influence by many individuals and shows, including Johnny Carson, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, Saturday Night Live, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Jim Henson, Max Headroom, Chevy Chase, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Captain Kangaroo, Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Pee-wee's Playhouse, The Muppet Show, Dave Garroway, Andy Kaufman, You Can't Do That on Television, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and Uncle Floyd, among others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernie Kovacs has received more than 1,701,835 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Ernie Kovacs is the 6,979th most popular actor (down from 5,888th in 2019), the 10,340th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,152nd in 2019) and the 3,363rd most popular American Actor.

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  • 17

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  • 3.65

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Among actors, Ernie Kovacs ranks 6,979 out of 9,996Before him are Nick Stahl, Kuno Becker, Shiri Appleby, Darren Shahlavi, Maxi Iglesias, and Paul Douglas. After him are Marguerite Clark, Michelle Hurd, Angela Jones, Steve-O, Ilona Massey, and Theo Rossi.

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Among people born in 1919, Ernie Kovacs ranks 295Before him are Kurt Wires, Marie Windsor, Phyllis Thaxter, Mary Midgley, Betty Garrett, and Edward Brooke. After him are Alexander Courage, Alla Rakha, Kitty Wells, Marga Petersen, Nellie Connally, and Pauline Betz. Among people deceased in 1962, Ernie Kovacs ranks 190Before him are Erik Granfelt, Peter Ryan, Fernand Rigaux, André Roosevelt, Frank Amyot, and Ludwig Bemelmans. After him are Josiah McCracken, A. E. Douglass, Augusta Savage, Louise Fazenda, Frank Lovejoy, and Léon Binoche.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ernie Kovacs ranks 10,340 out of 18,182Before him are Scott Cawthon (1971), Crane Wilbur (1886), Shiri Appleby (1978), Adolphus Greely (1844), Donald E. Williams (1942), and Paul Douglas (1907). After him are Thane Baker (1931), Robert L. Gibson (1946), Christian Pulisic (1998), Marguerite Clark (1883), Gardnar Mulloy (1913), and Michelle Hurd (1966).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ernie Kovacs ranks 3,363Before him are Shelley Berman (1925), David Denman (1973), Frank Albertson (1909), Nick Stahl (1979), Shiri Appleby (1978), and Paul Douglas (1907). After him are Marguerite Clark (1883), Michelle Hurd (1966), Angela Jones (1968), Theo Rossi (1975), Willa Holland (1991), and Julia Jones (1981).

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