Peter Cushing

1913 - 1994

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Peter Wilton Cushing (26 May 1913 – 11 August 1994) was an English actor. His acting career spanned over six decades and included appearances in more than 100 films, as well as many television, stage, and radio roles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Cushing has received more than 5,099,889 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Peter Cushing is the 562nd most popular actor (down from 487th in 2019), the 738th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 689th in 2019) and the 85th most popular British Actor.

Peter Cushing was a British actor who is most famous for his role as Grand Moff Tarkin in the Star Wars film, A New Hope.

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Among actors, Peter Cushing ranks 562 out of 10,030Before him are Elliott Gould, Buck Henry, Anjelica Huston, Lois Maxwell, Terence Stamp, and Richard Barthelmess. After him are Scarlett Johansson, Robert Forster, La Belle Otero, Karlheinz Böhm, Dan Aykroyd, and James Brolin.

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Among people born in 1913, Peter Cushing ranks 47Before him are Mehmet Shehu, Muddy Waters, Masanobu Fukuoka, Charles Trenet, Aimé Césaire, and Irwin Shaw. After him are Vinicius de Moraes, Mary Ainsworth, Gert Fröbe, Paul Grice, Witold Lutosławski, and Jacobo Árbenz. Among people deceased in 1994, Peter Cushing ranks 43Before him are Raul Julia, Vladimir Ivashko, Roger Wolcott Sperry, Jack Kirby, Jessica Tandy, and Marija Gimbutas. After him are Roland Ratzenberger, Pujie, Witold Lutosławski, Julian Schwinger, Jean-Louis Barrault, and Sergei Bondarchuk.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Cushing ranks 738 out of 6,924Before him are Eleanor Marx (1855), Susan Boyle (1961), Terence Stamp (1938), John Paul Jones (1946), Bernard Cornwell (1944), and Edward B. Titchener (1867). After him are Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443), Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (1897), Desmond Morris (1928), Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset (1499), Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796), and Frederick Griffith (1879).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Peter Cushing ranks 85Before him are Christian Bale (1974), Jessica Tandy (1909), John Rhys-Davies (1944), Naomi Watts (1968), Rex Harrison (1908), and Terence Stamp (1938). After him are Ray Milland (1907), Rachel Weisz (1970), Jim Broadbent (1949), Kenneth Branagh (1960), Tim Roth (1961), and Pat Hitchcock (1928).

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