Robin Williams

1951 - 2014

Robin Williams

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 memorable 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 28,134,334 page views. His biography is available in 127 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 37th most popular comedian.

Memorability Metrics

  • 28M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 75.16

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 127

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.02

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comedians, Robin Williams ranks 1 out of 8After him are Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, Dick Van Dyke, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, George Carlin, Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, and Chevy Chase.

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Among people born in 1951, Robin Williams ranks 1After him are Phil Collins, Sting, John Deacon, Ilona Staller, Mohamed Morsi, Bonnie Tyler, Louis van Gaal, Santiago Calatrava, Geoffrey Rush, Michelle Bachelet, and Anatoly Karpov. Among people deceased in 2014, Robin Williams ranks 5Before him are Gabriel García Márquez, Ariel Sharon, Eusébio, and Alfredo Di Stéfano. After him are Eduard Shevardnadze, Claudio Abbado, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Eli Wallach, Joe Cocker, Nadine Gordimer, and Luis Aragonés.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robin Williams ranks 87 out of 12,171Before him are Debbie Reynolds (1932), Kirk Douglas (1916), Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927), Chuck Norris (1940), Rosa Parks (1913), and Robert Redford (1936). After him are Edwin Hubble (1889), Tina Turner (1939), Meryl Streep (1949), Jackson Pollock (1912), Isadora Duncan (1877), and Frank Lloyd Wright (1867).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Robin Williams ranks 1After him are Eddie Murphy (1961), Bill Cosby (1937), Dick Van Dyke (1925), Whoopi Goldberg (1955), Steve Martin (1945), George Carlin (1937), Adam Sandler (1966), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Bob Newhart (1929), Chevy Chase (1943), and Don Rickles (1926).