COMEDIAN

Robin Williams

1951 - 2014

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Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Known for his improvisational skills and a wide variety of voices, he is often regarded as one of the best comedians of all time. Williams began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles during the mid-1970s, and rose to fame for playing the alien Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy (1978–1982).After his first starring film role in Popeye (1980), Williams starred in several critically and commercially successful films including The World According to Garp (1982), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), Patch Adams (1998), One Hour Photo (2002), and World's Greatest Dad (2009). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robin Williams has received more than 29,041,917 page views. His biography is available in 129 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 127 in 2019). Robin Williams is the most popular comedian, the 74th most popular biography from United States (up from 87th in 2019) and the most popular American Comedian.

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  • 29M

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  • 82.71

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  • 129

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.61

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among COMEDIANS

Among comedians, Robin Williams ranks 1 out of 90. After him are Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, Adam Sandler, Steve Martin, Ellen DeGeneres, Dick Van Dyke, Chevy Chase, George Carlin, Bob Newhart, and Bob Hope.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1951, Robin Williams ranks 1After him are Ilona Staller, Phil Collins, Sting, John Deacon, Geoffrey Rush, Michelle Bachelet, Louis van Gaal, Kurt Russell, Anatoly Karpov, Stellan Skarsgård, and Mohamed Morsi. Among people deceased in 2014, Robin Williams ranks 2Before him is Gabriel García Márquez. After him are Ariel Sharon, Eusébio, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Eduard Shevardnadze, Claudio Abbado, Joe Cocker, Shirley Temple, Eli Wallach, Wojciech Jaruzelski, and Nadine Gordimer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robin Williams ranks 74 out of 15,968. Before him are Toni Morrison (1931), Noam Chomsky (1928), George H. W. Bush (1924), Danny DeVito (1944), Helen Keller (1880), and Woody Allen (1935). After him are Stephen King (1947), John Dewey (1859), Joe Biden (1942), Dustin Hoffman (1937), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929), and Patrick Swayze (1952).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Robin Williams ranks 1After him are Whoopi Goldberg (1955), Eddie Murphy (1961), Bill Cosby (1937), Adam Sandler (1966), Steve Martin (1945), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Dick Van Dyke (1925), Chevy Chase (1943), George Carlin (1937), Bob Newhart (1929), and Joan Rivers (1933).

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