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Michael Crawford

1942 - Today

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Michael Patrick Smith (born 19 January 1942), known professionally as Michael Crawford, is an English actor, comedian, and singer. Crawford is best known for playing the hapless Frank Spencer in the sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em and the title role in the musical The Phantom of the Opera. His acclaimed performance in the latter earned him both the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Crawford has received more than 4,428,603 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Michael Crawford is the 5,637th most popular actor (down from 4,177th in 2019), the 4,240th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,428th in 2019) and the 691st most popular British Actor.

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  • 43.80

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  • 23

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  • 1.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Michael Crawford ranks 5,637 out of 9,996Before him are William Christopher, Craig Sheffer, Darby Stanchfield, Slim Pickens, Helen Slater, and Richard Haydn. After him are Robert Keith, Rob Morrow, Boyd Holbrook, Kat Dennings, Gregory Sierra, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

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Among people born in 1942, Michael Crawford ranks 515Before him are Colin Groves, Eddie Kramer, Juan Carlos Oleniak, John Clauser, Teddy Pilette, and Aarón Padilla Gutiérrez. After him are Alessandro Pesenti-Rossi, Juan Carlos Sarnari, Ivan Koloff, Amarinder Singh, David Lange, and Edmond Baraffe.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Crawford ranks 4,240 out of 7,765Before him are Ian Hodder (1948), Laura Haddock (1985), Danny Welbeck (1990), George Cohen (1939), Irving Rapper (1898), and Richard Haydn (1905). After him are Arthur Whitten Brown (1886), Peter Osgood (1947), Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1736), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (1967), James Herbert (1943), and Martin Fowler (1963).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Michael Crawford ranks 691Before him are Gia Scala (1934), Sheila Hancock (1933), Ann Todd (1907), Charlotte Riley (1981), Laura Haddock (1985), and Richard Haydn (1905). After him are Marianne Jean-Baptiste (1967), Eamonn Walker (1962), Clive Standen (1981), Anna Friel (1976), Alistair Petrie (1970), and Michael Kitchen (1948).

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