Will Geer

1902 - 1978

Will Geer

Will Geer (born William Aughe Ghere, March 9, 1902 – April 22, 1978) was an American actor, musician, and social activist, who was active in labor organizing and other movements in New York and Southern California in the 1930s and 1940s. In California he befriended rising singer Woody Guthrie. They both lived in New York for a time in the 1940s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Will Geer has received more than 1,748,771 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,846th most popular actor.

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  • 1.7M

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  • 44.04

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  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.67

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Will Geer ranks 3,798 out of 8,832Before him are Claudia Wells, Carla Laemmle, Maribel Verdú, Bobby Cannavale, Edie McClurg, and Kristofer Hivju. After him are Eleonora Giorgi, Anne Shirley, Richard Simmons, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Manoj Bajpayee, and Naseeruddin Shah.

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Among people born in 1902, Will Geer ranks 215Before him are Dulce María Loynaz, Curt Siodmak, Emil Jónsson, Victor Jory, Miriam Hopkins, and Sergei Lemeshev. After him are Guillermo Riveros, Howie Morenz, Beryl Markham, Ann Harding, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., and Charles Lang. Among people deceased in 1978, Will Geer ranks 154Before him are Carlos Torre Repetto, Ethelda Bleibtrey, Isidro Ayora, Philip Ahn, Jorge Icaza Coronel, and Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh. After him are Ralph Metcalfe, Alexander Belov, Sandy Denny, Nagamichi Kuroda, Maggie McNamara, and Chill Wills.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Will Geer ranks 5,920 out of 12,171Before him are Andrew Cuomo (1957), Carla Laemmle (1909), Jeanette MacDonald (1903), Bobby Cannavale (1970), Edie McClurg (1951), and Evan Stone (1964). After him are Anne Shirley (1918), Richard Simmons (1948), Jakob Dylan (1969), Jeffrey Katzenberg (1950), Anna Schwartz (1915), and Adriano Directo Emperado (1926).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Will Geer ranks 1,848Before him are David Keith (1954), Richard Benjamin (1938), Susanna Hoffs (1959), Carla Laemmle (1909), Bobby Cannavale (1970), and Edie McClurg (1951). After him are Anne Shirley (1918), Richard Simmons (1948), Jeffrey Katzenberg (1950), Dylan Walsh (1963), Eric Stonestreet (1971), and Jean Smart (1951).