Ray Sharkey

1952 - 1993

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Raymond Sharkey Jr. (November 14, 1952 – June 11, 1993) was an American stage, film and television actor. His most notable film role was that of Vincent Vacarri in the 1980 film The Idolmaker for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Sharkey has received more than 464,470 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Ray Sharkey is the 8,374th most popular actor (down from 7,305th in 2019), the 12,814th most popular biography from United States and the 4,274th most popular American Actor.

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  • 460k

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  • 48.71

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.57

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.52

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Ray Sharkey ranks 8,374 out of 10,030Before him are Yulia Nachalova, Shiori Kutsuna, Thomas Dekker, Hannah John-Kamen, Max Brooks, and Judith Hoag. After him are Mélanie Doutey, Dave Foley, Tracy Spiridakos, Rick Gonzalez, Janet Montgomery, and Alexandra Jiménez.

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Among people born in 1952, Ray Sharkey ranks 568Before him are Melanie Mayron, Marsha Blackburn, Viv Richards, Bappi Lahiri, Kage Baker, and Jacqueline Barton. After him are Bill Frist, Ronald M. Sega, George Allen, Mario Runco Jr., Peter Tatchell, and Mark C. Lee. Among people deceased in 1993, Ray Sharkey ranks 248Before him are Adelaide Hall, Brandon Teena, Nan Grey, Fernando Lopez, Divya Bharti, and Don DeFore. After him are Reggie Lewis and Jim Holton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ray Sharkey ranks 12,814 out of 15,968Before him are Mike Parson (1955), Dennis Mitchell (1966), Thomas Dekker (1987), Max Brooks (1972), Judith Hoag (1968), and Clement Comer Clay (1789). After him are Julie Heldman (1945), Roger Kingdom (1962), Rick Gonzalez (1979), Erik Rhodes (1982), Vic Chesnutt (1964), and Tiffany Haddish (1979).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ray Sharkey ranks 4,274Before him are Justin Bruening (1979), Claire Coffee (1980), Jay Thomas (1948), Thomas Dekker (1987), Max Brooks (1972), and Judith Hoag (1968). After him are Rick Gonzalez (1979), Tiffany Haddish (1979), Amanda Detmer (1971), Danny Strong (1974), Peggie Castle (1927), and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (1972).

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