Spike Milligan

1918 - 2002

Spike Milligan

Terence Alan "Spike" Milligan (16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002) was a British-Irish actor, comedian, writer, poet and playwright. The son of an Irish father and an English mother, Milligan was born in India, where he spent his childhood, relocating to live and work the majority of his life in the United Kingdom. Disliking his first name, he began to call himself "Spike" after hearing the band Spike Jones and his City Slickers on Radio Luxembourg.Milligan was the co-creator, main writer and a principal cast member of the British radio programme The Goon Show, performing a range of roles including the Eccles and Minnie Bannister characters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Spike Milligan has received more than 1,796,986 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,230th most popular actor.

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  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Spike Milligan ranks 4,197 out of 8,832Before him are Nicholas Clay, Anna Torv, Pinto Colvig, Shaun Toub, Lali Espósito, and Lili Taylor. After him are Richard Boone, Laura Innes, Jayne Atkinson, Robert Sheehan, Virginia Fox, and Natalia Tena.

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Among people born in 1918, Spike Milligan ranks 186Before him are Abraham Pais, Anne Shirley, Professor Longhair, Max de Terra, Thelma Coyne Long, and Dick Haymes. After him are Johnnie Parsons, Stubby Kaye, Sebastian Cabot, Helen Stephens, Diana Serra Cary, and Noor Hassanali. Among people deceased in 2002, Spike Milligan ranks 195Before him are Yuji Hyakutake, Geoffrey Crossley, Jack Shea, John R. Pierce, Sylvia Rivera, and Bob Hayes. After him are Ramiro de León Carpio, Desmond Hoyte, Anatoli Bashashkin, Sam Snead, Pauline Chan Bo-Lin, and Lonnie Donegan.

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In India

Among people born in India, Spike Milligan ranks 458 out of 848Before him are Roshan Seth (1942), Mahadev Desai (1892), Bhagwan Das (1869), Raj Reddy (1937), Guru Dutt (1925), and Ravi Shankar (1956). After him are Kareena Kapoor (1980), Choudhry Rahmat Ali (1895), Jeetendra (1942), Simon Pimenta (1920), Jagdish Bhagwati (1934), and Rukmini Devi Arundale (null).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Spike Milligan ranks 66Before him are Nana Patekar (1951), Saif Ali Khan (1970), Mukesh (1923), Sunny Deol (1956), Rajkumar (1929), and Roshan Seth (1942). After him are Kareena Kapoor (1980), Jeetendra (1942), Zeenat Aman (1951), Kamal Haasan (1954), Sivaji Ganesan (1928), and Ashok Kumar (1911).