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Philip Ahn

1905 - 1978

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Philip Ahn (born Pillip Ahn (안필립), March 29, 1905 – February 28, 1978) was an American actor and activist of Korean descent. With over 180 film and television credits between 1935 and 1978, he was one of the most recognizable and prolific Asian-American character actors of his time. He is widely regarded as the first Korean American film actor in Hollywood. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Ahn has received more than 612,048 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Philip Ahn is the 4,418th most popular actor (down from 4,401st in 2019), the 6,605th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,845th in 2019) and the 2,064th most popular American Actor.

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  • 610k

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  • 46.55

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.59

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Philip Ahn ranks 4,418 out of 9,996Before him are Jacinda Barrett, Francesco Quinn, John McIntire, Ching Siu-tung, Jason Biggs, and Katherine DeMille. After him are Barry Van Dyke, Loretta Devine, Rose Leslie, Tom Byron, Chang Chen, and Eleonora Giorgi.

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Among people born in 1905, Philip Ahn ranks 248Before him are Vicente Trueba, Albrecht Unsöld, John O'Hara, Leopold Hofmann, Emerich Vogl, and Stanisław Mazur. After him are La Jana, Erico Verissimo, J. William Fulbright, Óscar Bonfiglio, Arturo Coddou, and Akilles Järvinen. Among people deceased in 1978, Philip Ahn ranks 173Before him are James B. Conant, John Lyng, George Moscone, Germain Derycke, Will Geer, and Victor Hasselblad. After him are Sandy Denny, Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, Alexander Belov, Sverre Farstad, Ivan Kavaleridze, and Ljubiša Stevanović.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Philip Ahn ranks 6,605 out of 18,182Before him are John McIntire (1907), Jason Biggs (1978), Bobby Timmons (1935), Joel Stebbins (1878), Mark Cuban (1958), and Will Keith Kellogg (1860). After him are Barry Van Dyke (1951), Loretta Devine (1949), Frank Norris (1870), Larry Cohen (1936), Norbert Schemansky (1924), and Yokozuna (1966).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Philip Ahn ranks 2,064Before him are Traylor Howard (1966), John Getz (1946), Garret Dillahunt (1964), Noah Emmerich (1965), John McIntire (1907), and Jason Biggs (1978). After him are Barry Van Dyke (1951), Loretta Devine (1949), Tom Byron (1961), Joe E. Brown (1891), America Ferrera (1984), and Robert Guillaume (1927).

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