Robert Shaw

1927 - 1978

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Robert Archibald Shaw (9 August 1927 – 28 August 1978) was an English actor, novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Beginning his career in theatre, Shaw joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre after the Second World War and appeared in productions of Macbeth, Henry VIII, Cymbeline, and other Shakespeare plays. With the Old Vic company (1951–52), he continued primarily in Shakespearean roles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Shaw has received more than 123,459 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Robert Shaw is the 1,127th most popular actor (up from 1,334th in 2019), the 1,212th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,426th in 2019) and the 161st most popular British Actor.

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  • 120k

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  • 58.07

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  • 41

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  • 2.22

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  • 5.27

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Robert Shaw ranks 1,127 out of 13,578Before him are Frances Conroy, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Armand Assante, Ray Stevenson, Carel Struycken, and Pedro Alonso. After him are Pietro Germi, Nicole Garcia, Lee Majors, Michael Fassbender, David Thewlis, and Billy Dee Williams.

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Among people born in 1927, Robert Shaw ranks 91Before him are Jupp Derwall, Pierre Alechinsky, Bob Fosse, Rosemary Harris, Jerry Stiller, and R. D. Laing. After him are Odvar Nordli, Ram Narayan, Dana Elcar, Dick Bruna, Eldar Ryazanov, and Eartha Kitt. Among people deceased in 1978, Robert Shaw ranks 59Before him are Burt Munro, Tetsu Katayama, Pablo Dorado, Carlo Scarpa, Prince Nicholas of Romania, and Fernando Peyroteo. After him are Hubert Humphrey, Jack L. Warner, Shozo Tsugitani, Arnold Hauser, Philibert Tsiranana, and Herbert Kappler.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Shaw ranks 1,212 out of 8,785Before him are Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803), R. D. Laing (1927), Ray Stevenson (1964), Sister Nivedita (1867), John Toshack (1949), and Smithson Tennant (1761). After him are Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (1763), Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (1375), Alistair MacLean (1922), Ruth Rendell (1930), Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire (1480), and Henry Thomas Buckle (1821).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Robert Shaw ranks 161Before him are Joan Plowright (1929), Robert Hardy (1925), Glenda Jackson (1936), Stephen Fry (1957), Emily Blunt (1983), and Ray Stevenson (1964). After him are David Thewlis (1963), Ciarán Hinds (1953), James Faulkner (1948), Anthony Daniels (1946), Frances de la Tour (1944), and Scott Adkins (1976).

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