Harvey Fierstein

1954 - Today

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Harvey Forbes Fierstein ( FIRE-steen; born June 6, 1954) is an American actor, playwright, and screenwriter, known for his distinctive gravelly voice. He is best known for his theater work in Torch Song Trilogy and Hairspray and film roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day, and as the voice of Yao in Mulan and Mulan II. Fierstein won two Tony Awards, Best Actor in a Play and Best Play, for Torch Song Trilogy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harvey Fierstein has received more than 4,593,920 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Harvey Fierstein is the 5,059th most popular actor (up from 5,261st in 2019), the 7,372nd most popular biography from United States (up from 7,816th in 2019) and the 2,275th most popular American Actor.

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  • 4.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 47.04

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.18

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Harvey Fiersteins by language

Over the past year Harvey Fierstein has had the most page views in the with 501,937 views, followed by German (22,833), and Italian (16,345). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (61.06%), Afrikaans (55.84%), and Arabic (35.58%)


Among actors, Harvey Fierstein ranks 5,059 out of 13,578Before him are Jean Stapleton, Alexandra Paul, Ned Luke, Kenyu Horiuchi, Mario Cimarro, and Renée Soutendijk. After him are Pat O'Brien, Medea Japaridze, Gong Hyo-jin, Diana Barrymore, Isabelle Carré, and Milly D'Abbraccio.

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Among people born in 1954, Harvey Fierstein ranks 361Before him are Piero Gros, Brother Alois, Patrick St. Esprit, Jeffrey Combs, Ziad Fazah, and Hary Gunarto. After him are Ariane Ascaride, Dietrich Thurau, Lawrence Summers, Nancy Wilson, Uli Stein, and Dennis Johnson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harvey Fierstein ranks 7,372 out of 20,380Before him are Richard Murphy (1931), Ron Clements (1953), Jean Stapleton (1923), Alexandra Paul (1963), Frederick Terman (1900), and Ned Luke (1958). After him are Megan Rapinoe (1985), Pat O'Brien (1899), Katherine Sophie Dreier (1877), Diana Barrymore (1921), Tony Zale (1913), and Joe Sutter (1921).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Harvey Fierstein ranks 2,275Before him are Kevin Gage (1959), Pat Crawford Brown (1929), Jane Curtin (1947), Jean Stapleton (1923), Alexandra Paul (1963), and Ned Luke (1958). After him are Pat O'Brien (1899), Diana Barrymore (1921), Mary Martin (1913), Nicholas Gonzalez (1976), Jack Weston (1924), and Rick Yune (1971).

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