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Leslie Cheung

1956 - 2003

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Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing (12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003) was a Hong Kong singer and actor. Throughout a 26-year career from 1977 until his death, Cheung released over 40 music albums and acted in 56 films. He was one of the most prominent pioneers that shaped the identity of Cantopop during the 1980s and became known for his flamboyant, often outrageous stage appearance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leslie Cheung has received more than 2,823,034 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Leslie Cheung is the 218th most popular musician (up from 228th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Hong Kong (up from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Chinese Musician.

Leslie Cheung is most famous for being a Hong Kong actor and singer. He first gained recognition as an actor for his performance in the 1985 film, "As Tears Go By."

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  • 60.50

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  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.88

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Leslie Cheung ranks 218 out of 2,662Before him are Dr. Alban, Pete Townshend, Duff McKagan, Lucio Dalla, John Cale, and J. J. Cale. After him are Mike Shinoda, Billy Idol, Romano Mussolini, Stéphane Grappelli, Ken Hensley, and Izzy Stradlin.

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Among people born in 1956, Leslie Cheung ranks 35Before him are Giuseppe Tornatore, Joe Satriani, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, Geena Davis, Dalia Grybauskaitė, and Marc Dutroux. After him are Larry Bird, Michael Connelly, William Fichtner, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, Bob Saget, and Steve Harris. Among people deceased in 2003, Leslie Cheung ranks 40Before him are Alberto Sordi, Celia Cruz, Frank Sheeran, Edgar F. Codd, Franco Corelli, and Denis Thatcher. After him are Roberto Bolaño, Isser Harel, Jack Elam, Helmut Rahn, Valentin Pavlov, and Mario Beccaria.

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In Hong Kong

Among people born in Hong Kong, Leslie Cheung ranks 4 out of 106Before him are Jackie Chan (1954), Sammo Hung (1952), and Chow Yun-fat (1955). After him are Ma Ying-jeou (1950), Stephen Chow (1962), Katrina Kaif (1983), Carrie Lam (1957), Andy Lau (1961), Stanley Ho (1921), Yuen Biao (1957), and Tony Leung Chiu-wai (1962).

Among MUSICIANS In Hong Kong

Among musicians born in Hong Kong, Leslie Cheung ranks 1After him are Herman Li (1976) and Coco Lee (1975).