George Burns

1896 - 1996

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George Burns (born Nathan Birnbaum; Yiddish: נתן בירנבוים‎; January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996) was an American comedian, actor, singer, and writer. He was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville, radio, film, and television. His arched eyebrow and cigar-smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three-quarters of a century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Burns has received more than 3,335,189 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. George Burns is the 3,124th most popular actor (down from 2,505th in 2019), the 5,009th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,161st in 2019) and the 1,534th most popular American Actor.

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  • 3.3M

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  • 60.67

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.66

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, George Burns ranks 3,124 out of 10,030Before him are Amanda Plummer, Christina Pickles, Lewis Arquette, Maite Perroni, William Windom, and Anthony LaPaglia. After him are Viviane Romance, Sandahl Bergman, Michael Chiklis, Mamie Van Doren, Doris Roberts, and Hrithik Roshan.

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Among people born in 1896, George Burns ranks 150Before him are Robert Gerhard, Rafael Franco, Jessie Royce Landis, D. R. Bendre, Árpád Weisz, and Gerardo Diego. After him are Ivan Merz, Lilia Skala, Dodie Smith, Esteban Canal, Barbara La Marr, and Vasily Gordov. Among people deceased in 1996, George Burns ranks 162Before him are Bob Shaw, Teodoro Fernández, Alger Hiss, Joseph Asajiro Satowaki, Dorothy Lamour, and Arthur Rudolph. After him are Aruna Asaf Ali, Edmund Muskie, Andrey Lukanov, Lola Beltrán, Pasqualino De Santis, and Mikael Tariverdiev.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Burns ranks 5,009 out of 15,968Before him are Amanda Plummer (1957), Dorothy Arzner (1897), Lewis Arquette (1935), Shel Silverstein (1930), William Windom (1923), and Nathaniel Lord Britton (1859). After him are Wilbur Ross (1937), Scott O'Dell (1898), Elizabeth Jane Gardner (1837), Sandahl Bergman (1951), Michael Chiklis (1963), and Mamie Van Doren (1931).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, George Burns ranks 1,534Before him are Kathryn Morris (1969), George Eads (1967), Katherine Kelly Lang (1961), Amanda Plummer (1957), Lewis Arquette (1935), and William Windom (1923). After him are Sandahl Bergman (1951), Michael Chiklis (1963), Mamie Van Doren (1931), Doris Roberts (1925), Chloë Sevigny (1974), and Ginnifer Goodwin (1978).

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