Robert Preston

1918 - 1987

Robert Preston

Robert Preston Meservey (June 8, 1918 – March 21, 1987) was an American stage and film actor and singer of Broadway and cinema, best known and remembered for his collaboration with composer Meredith Willson and originating the role of Professor Harold Hill in the 1957 musical The Music Man and the 1962 film adaptation; the film earned him his first of two Golden Globe Award nominations. Preston collaborated twice with filmmaker Blake Edwards, first in S.O.B. (1981) and again in Victor/Victoria (1982). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Preston has received more than 29,752 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,128th most popular actor.

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  • 30k

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  • 46.22

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.84

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.19

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Robert Preston ranks 3,102 out of 8,832Before him are Jonathan Groff, Michael Wincott, Lexington Steele, Vincent Lindon, Lee Dong-wook, and Mark Rolston. After him are Nathalia Timberg, Mercedes Ruehl, Rosalinda Celentano, Gabrielle Carteris, Leo McKern, and Rockmond Dunbar.

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Among people born in 1918, Robert Preston ranks 165Before him are Richard Hoggart, Bill Vukovich, Margaret Osborne duPont, Russell Kirk, Peter Poreku Dery, and Zara Dolukhanova. After him are Gérard de Vaucouleurs, Cheddi Jagan, Carlos Manuel Arana Osorio, Charu Majumdar, Madeleine L'Engle, and Jorge Illueca. Among people deceased in 1987, Robert Preston ranks 133Before him are Arne Brustad, Chögyam Trungpa, Henk Badings, Heðin Brú, Alf Landon, and Jaroslav Bouček. After him are Paul Janes, Galo Plaza, C. L. Moore, Ray Bolger, Valentín Paz-Andrade, and Ralph Nelson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Preston ranks 4,988 out of 12,171Before him are Michael G. Wilson (1942), Sam Jones (1933), Lexington Steele (1969), Koko Taylor (1928), Ruth Teitelbaum (1924), and Mark Rolston (1956). After him are Mercedes Ruehl (1948), Gabrielle Carteris (1961), James B. Conant (1893), Rockmond Dunbar (1974), Oscar De La Hoya (1973), and Edward Calvin Kendall (1972).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Robert Preston ranks 1,508Before him are Lance Reddick (1962), Loretta Swit (1937), Zendaya (1996), Jonathan Groff (1985), Lexington Steele (1969), and Mark Rolston (1956). After him are Mercedes Ruehl (1948), Gabrielle Carteris (1961), Rockmond Dunbar (1974), Billie Burke (1884), George Eads (1967), and Dorothy Gish (1898).