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Peter Cook

1937 - 1995

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Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was an English actor, comedian, satirist, playwright and screenwriter. He was the leading figure of the British satire boom of the 1960s, and he was associated with the anti-establishment comedic movement that emerged in the United Kingdom in the late 1950s. Born in Torquay, he was educated at the University of Cambridge. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Cook has received more than 2,519,916 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Peter Cook is the 6,742nd most popular actor (down from 6,002nd in 2019), the 4,824th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,445th in 2019) and the 794th most popular British Actor.

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  • 41.33

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  • 20

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  • 1.38

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  • 4.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Peter Cook ranks 6,742 out of 9,996Before him are Madge Kennedy, Victoria Tennant, Jang Ja-yeon, Paul Burke, Vincent Kartheiser, and Laura Fraser. After him are Kyoko Fukada, Jacques Gamblin, Kevin Connolly, Donny Osmond, Amanda Blake, and Aimee Lou Wood.

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Among people born in 1937, Peter Cook ranks 451Before him are Tom Paxton, Arturo Chaires, Sidney Coleman, Isabelle Daniels, Little Willie John, and Lucinda Williams. After him are German Sveshnikov, Joseph P. Allen, Tore Eriksson, Umyar Mavlikhanov, Paul Hawkins, and Marlo Thomas. Among people deceased in 1995, Peter Cook ranks 273Before him are Patsy Ruth Miller, Margaret Woodbridge, Dorothy Poynton-Hill, Víctor Peralta, Margaret Chase Smith, and Iqbal Masih. After him are Terry Southern, Grahame Clark, Frank Perry, Art Mollner, Art Taylor, and Paul Eddington.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Cook ranks 4,824 out of 7,765Before him are Alexander Albon (1996), Kate Mosse (1961), Terence Davies (1945), William Morgan (1547), Victoria Tennant (1950), and Laura Fraser (1976). After him are Ewan MacColl (1915), I. J. Good (1916), Alastair Reynolds (1966), Aimee Lou Wood (1995), Nick Griffin (1959), and Arthur Surridge Hunt (1871).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Peter Cook ranks 794Before him are Cecil Parker (1897), Ben Daniels (1964), Emma Samms (1960), Stephanie Beacham (1947), Victoria Tennant (1950), and Laura Fraser (1976). After him are Aimee Lou Wood (1995), Montagu Love (1877), Joan Greenwood (1921), Kate O'Mara (1939), Richard Greene (1918), and George Blagden (1989).

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