Paul L. Smith

1936 - 2012

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Paul Lawrence Smith (June 24, 1936 – April 25, 2012) was an American actor. Burly, bearded and imposing, he appeared in feature films and occasionally on television since the 1970s, generally playing "heavies" and bad guys. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul L. Smith has received more than 736,406 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Paul L. Smith is the 739th most popular actor (up from 986th in 2019), the 1,355th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,868th in 2019) and the 370th most popular American Actor.

Smith was most famous for portraying the character of Major Charles Emerson Winchester III, who is a retired British Army Officer, for the duration of the TV show M*A*S*H.

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  • 69.10

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  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.89

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  • 3.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Paul L. Smith ranks 739 out of 10,030Before him are Sissy Spacek, Ethan Hawke, Matthew Perry, Dominic Purcell, William H. Macy, and Robert Conrad. After him are Brendan Gleeson, Hal Holbrook, Stephen Boyd, Robin Wright, Emmy Göring, and Song Hye-rim.

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Among people born in 1936, Paul L. Smith ranks 69Before him are Christine Nöstlinger, Alan Alda, Joaquín Peiró, Alan J. Heeger, Raymond Poulidor, and Denny Hulme. After him are Sylvia Browne, Jair Marinho, Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Iolanda Balaș, and Yury Luzhkov. Among people deceased in 2012, Paul L. Smith ranks 56Before him are Joseph Murray, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, Lucio Dalla, Andrew Huxley, Harry Harrison, and Oscar Luigi Scalfaro. After him are F. Sherwood Rowland, Scott McKenzie, Ben Gazzara, Carlo Maria Martini, Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., and Helmut Haller.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul L. Smith ranks 1,355 out of 15,968Before him are Matthew Perry (1969), Mike Pompeo (1963), William H. Macy (1950), Floyd Patterson (1935), Sammy Davis Jr. (1925), and Robert Conrad (1935). After him are Sequoyah (1770), Marilyn Manson (1969), Tom Morello (1964), William Walker (1824), Hal Holbrook (1925), and William Westmoreland (1914).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Paul L. Smith ranks 370Before him are Jeffrey DeMunn (1947), Sissy Spacek (1949), Ethan Hawke (1970), Matthew Perry (1969), William H. Macy (1950), and Robert Conrad (1935). After him are Hal Holbrook (1925), Robin Wright (1966), Bubba Smith (1945), Mildred Harris (1901), Ben Gazzara (1930), and Robert Patrick (1958).

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