Garry Shandling

1949 - 2016

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Garry Emmanuel Shandling (November 29, 1949 – March 24, 2016) was an American actor, comedian, director, producer and writer. Two of his best-known works were It's Garry Shandling's Show and The Larry Sanders Show. Shandling began his career writing for sitcoms, such as Sanford and Son and Welcome Back, Kotter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Garry Shandling has received more than 7,105,395 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Garry Shandling is the 40th most popular comedian (down from 36th in 2019), the 5,075th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,045th in 2019) and the 36th most popular American Comedian.

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  • 85

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  • 8.33

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Among comedians, Garry Shandling ranks 40 out of 90Before him are Jerry Seinfeld, Jonathan Winters, Albert Brooks, Kevin Hart, Rodney Dangerfield, and Louis C.K.. After him are Jason Segel, Andy Samberg, Howie Mandel, Denis Leary, Tina Fey, and Eddie Izzard.

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Among people born in 1949, Garry Shandling ranks 266Before him are Jean-Michel Aulas, Jessica Harper, Åse Kleveland, Graham Swift, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and Martin Amis. After him are Mike Moore, Tarık Akan, Jim Varney, Shelley Long, Herman Rarebell, and Edu. Among people deceased in 2016, Garry Shandling ranks 250Before him are Ernst Neizvestny, Ken Adam, Charmian Carr, Luis María Echeberría, Doris Roberts, and Émile Derlin Zinsou. After him are William H. McNeill, Ramón Castro Ruz, Tarık Akan, Zoltán Kocsis, László Sárosi, and Afeni Shakur.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Garry Shandling ranks 5,075 out of 15,968Before him are Adlai Stevenson II (1900), Louis C.K. (1967), Hoagy Carmichael (1899), Joe Ranft (1960), Frederic Clements (1874), and Herman Cain (1945). After him are Venus Williams (1980), Hal B. Wallis (1898), Ward Bond (1903), James Arness (1923), Alexandra Paul (1963), and Robert Motherwell (1915).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Garry Shandling ranks 36Before him are Jerry Seinfeld (1954), Jonathan Winters (1925), Albert Brooks (1947), Kevin Hart (1979), Rodney Dangerfield (1921), and Louis C.K. (1967). After him are Jason Segel (1980), Andy Samberg (1978), Denis Leary (1957), Tina Fey (1970), Sarah Silverman (1970), and Jamie Kennedy (1970).

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