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Peter Mayhew

1944 - 2019

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Peter William Mayhew (19 May 1944 – 30 April 2019) was a British-American actor. He was best known for portraying Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Mayhew has received more than 5,509,093 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Peter Mayhew is the 1,318th most popular actor (down from 1,218th in 2019), the 1,401st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,389th in 2019) and the 192nd most popular British Actor.

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  • 5.5M

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  • 56.19

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.08

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.85

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Peter Mayhew ranks 1,318 out of 9,996Before him are Van Heflin, Tom Courtenay, Nora Miao, Gemma Jones, Brad Dexter, and Woody Strode. After him are Billy Drago, Gaspard Ulliel, Martine Carol, Sarah Wayne Callies, Wade Williams, and Sela Ward.

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Among people born in 1944, Peter Mayhew ranks 152Before him are Mary Robinson, Igor Mitoraj, Sirhan Sirhan, Marie-Christine Barrault, James Heckman, and Michael Rosbash. After him are Luis Ladaria Ferrer, Geneviève Grad, Alvin Lee, Willem van Hanegem, Frances de la Tour, and Michel Polnareff. Among people deceased in 2019, Peter Mayhew ranks 101Before him are Paul Badura-Skoda, Frank Lucas, Robert Frank, Machiko Kyō, Šaban Šaulić, and György Konrád. After him are Billy Drago, Anatoly Lukyanov, Jonas Mekas, Moshe Arens, Guillermo Mordillo, and Hirokazu Kanazawa.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Mayhew ranks 1,401 out of 7,765Before him are Tom Holland (1996), Joseph Boxhall (1884), Rupert Everett (1959), Tom Courtenay (1937), Gemma Jones (1942), and Ken Russell (1927). After him are William Sturgeon (1783), Stevie Young (1956), Aphra Behn (1640), Simon Stock (1164), Anne Perry (1938), and Hugh Lofting (1886).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Peter Mayhew ranks 192Before him are Victor McLaglen (1886), Elizabeth Hurley (1965), Tom Holland (1996), Rupert Everett (1959), Tom Courtenay (1937), and Gemma Jones (1942). After him are Frances Fisher (1952), Claire Bloom (1931), Sydney Chaplin (1885), Robert Shaw (1927), Patrick Macnee (1922), and Edward Fox (1937).

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