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Ken Shimura

1950 - 2020

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Ken Shimura (志村 けん, Shimura Ken) (born Yasunori Shimura (志村 康徳, Shimura Yasunori), 20 February 1950 – 29 March 2020) was a Japanese comedian. He co-starred with Masashi Tashiro, Nobuyoshi Kuwano in the Japanese variety show Shimura Ken no Bakatono-sama.Throughout his comedy career, Shimura was known for his "Bakatono-sama" character, which was unusual among Japanese comedians, in that he could satirize the deeds of powerful figures (a company president, a politician, a family head, a school principal, the head of a Japanese yakuza gang) under the garb of a foolish king who lived in the country a long time ago. Another popular shtick of Shimura in the same show was "Henna Oji-san" [weirdo] who entertained himself in the company of nubile girls. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ken Shimura has received more than 388,095 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Ken Shimura is the 188th most popular singer, the 186th most popular biography from Japan and the most popular Japanese Singer.

Ken Shimura is most famous for his work on the manga series "Urusei Yatsura" which ran from 1978 to 1987.

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  • 23

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  • 1.77

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  • 2.50

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Among SINGERS

Among singers, Ken Shimura ranks 188 out of 3,541Before him are Chris Rea, Claude François, Chavela Vargas, Udo Jürgens, Mario Del Monaco, and Mario Lanza. After him are Etta James, Chris Norman, Mercédès Jellinek, Kyu Sakamoto, Britney Spears, and Sam Cooke.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1950, Ken Shimura ranks 36Before him are Flavio Briatore, Suzi Quatro, Grzegorz Lato, Daniel Auteuil, Morgan Fairchild, and Jörg Haider. After him are Chris Norman, Julie Walters, Mark Spitz, Ma Ying-jeou, Vesna Vulović, and Bjarne Stroustrup. Among people deceased in 2020, Ken Shimura ranks 78Before him are Terry Jones, Kelly Preston, Honor Blackman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Vera Lynn, and Robert Shavlakadze. After him are James Randi, Carl Reiner, Kim Ki-duk, John Saxon, Trini Lopez, and Vittorio Gregotti.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Ken Shimura ranks 186 out of 5,560Before him are Honda Tadakatsu (1548), Nobusuke Kishi (1896), Yoshirō Mori (1937), Amakusa Shirō (1621), Shohei Imamura (1926), and Emperor Kanmu (737). After him are Emperor Tenji (626), Ashikaga Takauji (1305), Naoto Kan (1946), Nagayasu Honda (null), Masahiko Kimura (1917), and Yohji Yamamoto (1943).

Among SINGERS In Japan

Among singers born in Japan, Ken Shimura ranks 1After him are Kyu Sakamoto (1941), Mariya Takeuchi (1955), Miyuki Nakajima (1952), Akina Nakamori (1965), Seiko Matsuda (1962), Ayumi Hamasaki (1978), Masashi Tashiro (1956), Yumi Matsutoya (1954), Izumi Sakai (1967), Yoko Kanno (1963), and Tetsuya Komuro (1958).

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