Norman Wisdom

1915 - 2010

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Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom, (4 February 1915 – 4 October 2010) was an English actor, comedian and singer-songwriter best known for a series of comedy films produced between 1953 and 1966 featuring his hapless onscreen character that was often called Norman Pitkin. He was awarded the 1953 BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles following the release of Trouble in Store, his first film in a lead role. Wisdom gained celebrity status in lands as far apart as South America, Iran and many Eastern Bloc countries, particularly in Albania where his films were the only ones by Western actors permitted by dictator Enver Hoxha to be shown. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Norman Wisdom has received more than 1,296,841 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Norman Wisdom is the 2,424th most popular actor (down from 2,039th in 2019), the 2,301st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,083rd in 2019) and the 318th most popular British Actor.

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  • 28

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  • 2.39

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  • 3.86

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Among actors, Norman Wisdom ranks 2,424 out of 10,030Before him are Lesley-Anne Down, Hayden Christensen, Sarah Rafferty, David Doyle, Bruce Davison, and Shirley Jones. After him are Marie Dressler, Natalia Makarova, Larry Semon, David Tennant, Rose McGowan, and Catherine Hicks.

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Among people born in 1915, Norman Wisdom ranks 120Before him are Edmond O'Brien, Raúl Alberto Lastiri, Albert Ghiorso, Henry Kuttner, Ibolya Csák, and Edmond Leburton. After him are Kenneth Arnold, Zulfiya, Kurt Aland, Knut Nystedt, Sekiji Sasano, and Wilhelm Gliese. Among people deceased in 2010, Norman Wisdom ranks 154Before him are Fernando Riera, John Leslie, Werner Schroeter, Pernell Roberts, Girija Prasad Koirala, and Carl Adam Petri. After him are Roberto Rosato, Stephen J. Cannell, Salvador Jorge Blanco, Oswaldo López Arellano, Beverly Aadland, and Hank Jones.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Norman Wisdom ranks 2,301 out of 6,924Before him are Guy Edwards (1942), Lesley-Anne Down (1954), Evelyn Beatrice Hall (1868), Peter James (1948), Ernst Wilhelm Bohle (1903), and Richard de Bury (1287). After him are David Tennant (1971), Galyani Vadhana (1923), Tony Brooks (1932), Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton (1831), Pauline Moran (1947), and Robert Watson-Watt (1892).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Norman Wisdom ranks 318Before him are Felicity Jones (1983), Patrick Troughton (1920), Belinda Lee (1935), David Tomlinson (1917), Billy Boyd (1968), and Lesley-Anne Down (1954). After him are David Tennant (1971), Pauline Moran (1947), Patricia Routledge (1929), Ray Stevenson (1964), Chris Vance (1971), and Jodie Whittaker (1982).

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