Ken Curtis

1916 - 1991

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Ken Curtis (born Curtis Wain Gates; July 2, 1916 – April 28, 1991) was an American singer and actor best known for his role as Festus Haggen on the CBS western television series Gunsmoke. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ken Curtis has received more than 3,314,608 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Ken Curtis is the 4,490th most popular actor (up from 4,655th in 2019), the 6,979th most popular biography from United States (up from 7,013th in 2019) and the 2,208th most popular American Actor.

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  • 3.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.83

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Ken Curtis ranks 4,490 out of 10,030Before him are Frédéric Diefenthal, Justin Hartley, Svetlana Toma, Zach McGowan, Steven Ogg, and Ron Moody. After him are Minami Takayama, Jaime Lorente, Mae Questel, Julia Gutiérrez Caba, Colleen Moore, and Cathleen Nesbitt.

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Among people born in 1916, Ken Curtis ranks 208Before him are Delio Rodríguez, John Kundla, Toni Branca, Pruden, S. Yizhar, and Yvon Petra. After him are Margaret Lockwood, José Joaquín Trejos Fernández, Ľudmila Pajdušáková, David Brown, Spark Matsunaga, and Lidia Wysocka. Among people deceased in 1991, Ken Curtis ranks 177Before him are Márcio Melo, Sylvio Hoffmann, Carl-Erik Holmberg, Hans Schwartz, Wilfrid Hyde-White, and Pierre Brunet. After him are Moshe Castel, Keye Luke, G. Evelyn Hutchinson, Franz Brunner, Ellen Braumüller, and Daniel Oduber Quirós.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ken Curtis ranks 6,979 out of 15,968Before him are Zach McGowan (1980), David Graeber (1961), Seymour Benzer (1921), Claudio Reyna (1973), Sidney Franklin (1893), and Tom Verlaine (1949). After him are James Meredith (1933), Chad Hurley (1977), Booker T (1965), Mae Questel (1908), Louis Wilkins (1882), and DeLisle Stewart (1870).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ken Curtis ranks 2,208Before him are Mary Carlisle (1914), James MacArthur (1937), Tiffani Thiessen (1974), Miguel Sandoval (1951), Justin Hartley (1977), and Zach McGowan (1980). After him are Mae Questel (1908), Colleen Moore (1899), Harry Myers (1882), Blair Brown (1946), Tim Daly (1956), and Ellen Corby (1911).

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