Spike Milligan

1918 - 2002

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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 1,955,422 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Spike Milligan is the 4,632nd most popular actor (down from 4,168th in 2019), the 539th most popular biography from India (down from 455th in 2019) and the 74th most popular Indian Actor.

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Among actors, Spike Milligan ranks 4,632 out of 10,030. Before him are Bae Doona, Justin Long, Kelly Macdonald, Amanda Bynes, Michael Rapaport, and Terry Bradshaw. After him are Emmanuelle Devos, Art Acord, Necati Şaşmaz, Lucy Hale, Charles Fleischer, and Rachelle Lefevre.

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Among people born in 1918, Spike Milligan ranks 214Before him are Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza, Jorge Illueca, Mariano Mores, Yevgeniya Sechenova, Luis Alcoriza, and Donald Regan. After him are Stubby Kaye, Sebastian Cabot, Mrinalini Sarabhai, John Bromwich, Johnnie Parsons, and Professor Longhair. Among people deceased in 2002, Spike Milligan ranks 220Before him are Regīna Ezera, Eduard Gufeld, Aileen Riggin, Ramiro de León Carpio, Conny Vandenbos, and Harold Russell. After him are Bob Hayes, Jeff Corey, Yuji Hyakutake, Anatoli Bashashkin, Jack Kruschen, and R. A. Lafferty.

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In India

Among people born in India, Spike Milligan ranks 539 out of 1,227. Before him are Kamal Haasan (1954), Anita Desai (1937), Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (1914), Mayawati (1956), George Fernandes (1930), and Feroz Khan (1939). After him are Sucheta Kriplani (1908), Mahboob Ali Khan (1866), Tom Kibble (1932), Jeetendra (1942), Shabana Azmi (1950), and Neerja Bhanot (1963).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Spike Milligan ranks 74Before him are Kareena Kapoor (1980), Tanuja (1943), Naseeruddin Shah (1949), Farida Jalal (1949), Kamal Haasan (1954), and Feroz Khan (1939). After him are Jeetendra (1942), Shabana Azmi (1950), Ashok Kumar (1911), Freida Pinto (1984), Sivaji Ganesan (1928), and Nana Patekar (1951).

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