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Fred Rogers

1928 - 2003

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Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003), better known as Mister Rogers, was an American television host, author, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was the creator, showrunner, and host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001. Born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, Rogers earned a bachelor's degree in music from Rollins College in 1951. He began his television career at NBC in New York, returning to Pittsburgh in 1953 to work for children's programming at NET (later PBS) television station WQED. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fred Rogers has received more than 25,094,166 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Fred Rogers is the 10th most popular presenter (down from 7th in 2019), the 2,055th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,568th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Presenter.

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  • 25M

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  • 57.08

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  • 68

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 7.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among presenters, Fred Rogers ranks 10 out of 110Before him are Steve Irwin, Larry King, Hebe Camargo, Henry Rollins, Alex Jones, and Bear Grylls. After him are David Letterman, Anna Moffo, Nick Vujicic, Ed Sullivan, Christine Chubbuck, and Johnny Carson.

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Among people born in 1928, Fred Rogers ranks 128Before him are Bo Diddley, Vladimir Beara, Humberto Maturana, Petr Ginz, Frank Borman, and Al Lettieri. After him are Walter Tevis, Fumihiko Maki, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Hans Blix, Nicolas Hayek, and Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy. Among people deceased in 2003, Fred Rogers ranks 68Before him are Ilan Ramon, Michael P. Anderson, Moktar Ould Daddah, Alan Bates, Donald O'Connor, and Uday Hussein. After him are Kinji Fukasaku, Elem Klimov, Michael Jeter, Kalpana Chawla, Michael Kamen, and Valeriy Brumel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Fred Rogers ranks 2,055 out of 18,182Before him are Gigi Hadid (1995), Jean Arthur (1900), John Frankenheimer (1930), David Berkowitz (1953), Mary Anderson (1862), and Jack Kemp (1935). After him are Othniel Charles Marsh (1831), P. G. T. Beauregard (1818), Walter Lantz (1899), Gabe Newell (1962), Brendan Fraser (1968), and Joey Ramone (1951).

Among PRESENTERS In United States

Among presenters born in United States, Fred Rogers ranks 6Before him are Jay Leno (1950), Oprah Winfrey (1954), Larry King (1933), Henry Rollins (1961), and Alex Jones (1974). After him are David Letterman (1947), Anna Moffo (1932), Ed Sullivan (1901), Christine Chubbuck (1944), Johnny Carson (1925), and Walter Cronkite (1916).