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, David Letterman, 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, Uncle Floyd, among others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernie Kovacs has received more than 1,186,687 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Ernie Kovacs is the 5,891st most popular actor, the 9,170th most popular biography from United States and the 2,989th most popular American Actor.

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  • 16

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  • 3.15

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Among actors, Ernie Kovacs ranks 5,891 out of 10,030Before him are Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Sadhana Shivdasani, Donna D'Errico, Rob Stewart, J. Carrol Naish, and Leatrice Joy. After him are Anne Jeffreys, Chad Lowe, Virginia Davis, Craig Ferguson, Sverrir Gudnason, and Jesse Metcalfe.

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Among people born in 1919, Ernie Kovacs ranks 257Before him are Tennessee Ernie Ford, Leona Woods, Eugenia Charles, John Houbolt, Edward Brooke, and Roy Cochran. After him are Tim Holt, Marge Champion, Phyllis Thaxter, Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, Mary Midgley, and Betty Garrett. Among people deceased in 1962, Ernie Kovacs ranks 157Before him are Emmanuil Kazakevich, Seiichiro Kashio, Clara Blandick, A. E. Douglass, Josiah McCracken, and Bidhan Chandra Roy. After him are Ludwig Bemelmans, Bjørn Rasmussen, Peter Ryan, Louise Fazenda, James Wordie, and Louise Beavers.

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Among people born in United States, Ernie Kovacs ranks 9,170 out of 15,968Before him are Dan Henderson (1970), J. Carrol Naish (1896), Harriet Bland (1915), Leatrice Joy (1893), Bob Schul (1937), and Edward Egan (1932). After him are Anne Jeffreys (1923), June Christy (1925), Robert F. Overmyer (1936), Tom Seaver (1944), Chad Lowe (1968), and Virginia Davis (1918).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ernie Kovacs ranks 2,989Before him are Elaine Stewart (1930), Bridgette Wilson (1973), Charles "Buddy" Rogers (1904), Donna D'Errico (1968), J. Carrol Naish (1896), and Leatrice Joy (1893). After him are Anne Jeffreys (1923), Chad Lowe (1968), Virginia Davis (1918), Jesse Metcalfe (1978), Alice Terry (1900), and Mireille Enos (1975).

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