Tommy Cooper

1921 - 1984

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Thomas Frederick Cooper (19 March 1921 – 15 April 1984) was a Welsh prop comedian and magician. As an entertainer, his appearance was large and lumbering at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m), and he habitually wore a red fez when performing. He served in the British Army for seven years, before developing his conjuring skills and becoming a member of The Magic Circle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tommy Cooper has received more than 3,208,892 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Tommy Cooper is the 4,221st most popular actor (up from 5,272nd in 2019), the 3,302nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 4,026th in 2019) and the 494th most popular British Actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 48.68

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.11

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.53

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Tommy Coopers by language

Over the past year Tommy Cooper has had the most page views in the with 291,288 views, followed by Dutch (29,178), and Spanish (7,135). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are West Frisian (190.48%), Simple English (116.55%), and Irish (86.20%)


Among actors, Tommy Cooper ranks 4,221 out of 13,578Before him are Diego Luna, Manfred Krug, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Tiny Sandford, Bellamy Young, and Peter Riegert. After him are Míriam Colón, Eleonora Brown, Shirley Booth, Jason Patric, Pom Klementieff, and Sandy Dennis.

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Among people born in 1921, Tommy Cooper ranks 284Before him are Carol Channing, Chico Hamilton, Chuck Connors, Joe Fagan, Karl Aage Hansen, and Verghese Kurien. After him are Michel Boisrond, Carlo Parola, Eusebio Castigliano, Nadezhda Popova, Barbro Hiort af Ornäs, and H. C. Artmann. Among people deceased in 1984, Tommy Cooper ranks 171Before him are Jakub Berman, Adalbert Steiner, Diana Dors, Alexander Moyzes, Red Garland, and Martín Marculeta. After him are Karel Kolský, Garry Winogrand, Toivo Loukola, Roger Blin, Edward James, and May McAvoy.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tommy Cooper ranks 3,302 out of 8,785Before him are James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan (1797), Roland Orzabal (1961), Gilbert Adair (1944), Jack Sheppard (1702), Matthew Hopkins (1620), and John Hutchinson (1884). After him are David MacMillan (1968), Lita Ford (1958), Ronald Knox (1888), James Ivory (1765), Christian Horner (1973), and Flora Sandes (1876).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Tommy Cooper ranks 494Before him are Marina Sirtis (1955), Carey Mulligan (1985), Noah Taylor (1969), Reginald Owen (1887), Edmund Purdom (1926), and Jon Pertwee (1919). After him are Ian McNeice (1950), Catherine Bell (1968), Clive Russell (1945), Eric Sykes (1923), May Whitty (1865), and Michael Wilding (1912).

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