Paul Newman

1925 - 2008

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Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, racing driver, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He was the recipient of numerous awards, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Silver Bear, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, Newman showed an interest in theater as a child and at age 10 performed in a stage production of Saint George and the Dragon at the Cleveland Play House. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Newman has received more than 25,394,301 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Paul Newman is the 84th most popular actor (down from 77th in 2019), the 168th most popular biography from United States (down from 151st in 2019) and the 38th most popular American Actor.

Paul Newman was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He was a co-founder of Newman's Own, a food company from which all after-tax profits are given to charity.

Memorability Metrics

  • 25M

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  • 72.63

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 90

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.08

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.93

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Paul Newmen by language

Over the past year Paul Newman has had the most page views in the with 3,099,923 views, followed by Spanish (385,063), and French (299,586). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (117.45%), Ido (85.68%), and Franco-Provençal (81.49%)


Among actors, Paul Newman ranks 84 out of 13,578Before him are John Wayne, Denzel Washington, Hedy Lamarr, Michael Caine, Sharon Tate, and Toshiro Mifune. After him are Yves Montand, Judy Garland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jane Birkin, Tom Cruise, and John Travolta.

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Among people born in 1925, Paul Newman ranks 8Before him are Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Richard Burton, Yukio Mishima, Patrice Lumumba, and Gilles Deleuze. After him are Alija Izetbegović, Giorgio Napolitano, Zygmunt Bauman, Mahathir Mohamad, Albert Bandura, and Audie Murphy. Among people deceased in 2008, Paul Newman ranks 6Before him are Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Bobby Fischer, Edmund Hillary, Yves Saint Laurent, and Suharto. After him are Samuel P. Huntington, Chinghiz Aitmatov, Albert Hofmann, Irena Sendler, Charlton Heston, and Arthur C. Clarke.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Newman ranks 168 out of 20,380Before him are Dale Carnegie (1888), Jackson Pollock (1912), Olympias (-375), Barry Barish (1936), Sharon Tate (1943), and Amelia Earhart (1897). After him are William James Sidis (1898), Judy Garland (1922), Samuel L. Jackson (1948), Sitting Bull (1831), Tom Cruise (1962), and John Travolta (1954).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Paul Newman ranks 38Before him are Johnny Depp (1963), Steven Seagal (1952), Tom Selleck (1945), John Wayne (1907), Denzel Washington (1954), and Sharon Tate (1943). After him are Judy Garland (1922), Samuel L. Jackson (1948), Tom Cruise (1962), John Travolta (1954), Clark Gable (1901), and Jane Fonda (1937).

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