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Mark Forest

1933 - 2022

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Lou Degni (January 6, 1933 – January 7, 2022), known professionally as Mark Forest, was an American actor, opera singer and bodybuilder — widely known as the protagonist in a series of 1960s sword and sandal or peplum movies — including his recurring role as Maciste. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mark Forest has received more than 107,249 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Mark Forest is the 1,871st most popular actor, the 3,122nd most popular biography from United States and the 898th most popular American Actor.

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  • 110k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.62

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.18

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Mark Forest ranks 1,871 out of 9,996Before him are Nikolay Cherkasov, Aleksandër Moisiu, Yuen Wah, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Lauren German, and Eva Dahlbeck. After him are Elisabeth Bergner, Steve Cropper, Mabel Normand, Aleksandr Demyanenko, Édith Scob, and Wilford Brimley.

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Among people born in 1933, Mark Forest ranks 160Before him are Edward Bunker, Alan Stacey, Ronald Evans, Juanita Castro, Asha Bhosle, and Joachim Meisner. After him are Azeglio Vicini, Syd Mead, Louis Farrakhan, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Sandra Milo, and Françoise Fabian. Among people deceased in 2022, Mark Forest ranks 56Before him are Betty Davis, René de Obaldia, Yvette Mimieux, Nils Arne Eggen, Julio Morales, and Nora Nova. After him are David Cox, Carmela Corren, Keto Losaberidze, Mark Lanegan, Antonietta Stella, and Joan Copeland.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mark Forest ranks 3,122 out of 18,182Before him are Miley Cyrus (1992), Lead Belly (1888), Emmylou Harris (1947), Ben Webster (1909), William Wallace Campbell (1862), and Lauren German (1978). After him are Steve Cropper (1941), Douglas Tompkins (1943), Jesse Jackson (1941), Mabel Normand (1892), James Curtis Hepburn (1815), and Wilford Brimley (1934).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Mark Forest ranks 898Before him are Stockard Channing (1944), Jonathan Groff (1985), Teresa Wright (1918), Harris Yulin (1937), Lauren Holly (1963), and Lauren German (1978). After him are Steve Cropper (1941), Mabel Normand (1892), Wilford Brimley (1934), Jonathan Frakes (1952), Brent Spiner (1949), and Jackie Stallone (1921).

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