John Lithgow

1945 - Today

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John Arthur Lithgow ( LITH-goh; born October 19, 1945) is an American actor. He studied at Harvard University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before becoming known for his diverse work on stage and screen. He has received numerous accolades including six Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Tony Awards as well as nominations for two Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, and four Grammy Awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Lithgow has received more than 13,751,411 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia. John Lithgow is the 402nd most popular actor (up from 451st in 2019), the 727th most popular biography from United States (up from 861st in 2019) and the 200th most popular American Actor.

John Lithgow is most famous for his role as the father in the movie "3rd Rock from the Sun."

Memorability Metrics

  • 14M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 64.52

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.85

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, John Lithgow ranks 402 out of 13,578Before him are Montgomery Clift, Bibi Andersson, Edwin Booth, Warren Beatty, Karl Malden, and Danny Glover. After him are Richard Griffiths, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Doris Day, Christopher Lambert, Walter Matthau, and Alan Arkin.

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Among people born in 1945, John Lithgow ranks 43Before him are Jean Nouvel, Mahmoud al-Zahar, Goldie Hawn, Jacky Ickx, Neil Young, and Jacqueline du Pré. After him are Douglas Osheroff, Anton Zeilinger, Roger Glover, Ram Nath Kovind, Linda Hunt, and Dési Bouterse.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Lithgow ranks 727 out of 20,380Before him are Karl Malden (1912), Walter Hill (1942), Buckminster Fuller (1895), Alexander Calder (1898), Danny Glover (1946), and Mel Brooks (1926). After him are Donald Rumsfeld (1932), Rosalynn Carter (1927), Vera Rubin (1928), Kamehameha I (1758), Doris Day (1922), and Henry Mancini (1924).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Lithgow ranks 200Before him are Lee Marvin (1924), Montgomery Clift (1920), Edwin Booth (1833), Warren Beatty (1937), Karl Malden (1912), and Danny Glover (1946). After him are Doris Day (1922), Christopher Lambert (1957), Walter Matthau (1920), Alan Arkin (1934), Ron Perlman (1950), and Robert Mitchum (1917).

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