Alvin Ailey

1931 - 1989

Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey (January 5, 1931 – December 1, 1989), a.k.a. Alvin Ailey Jr., was an African-American dancer, director, choreographer, and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT). He created AAADT and its affiliated Ailey School as havens for nurturing black artists and expressing the universality of the African-American experience through dance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alvin Ailey has received more than 898,037 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 50th most popular dancer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 900k

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  • 46.43

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.04

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among dancers, Alvin Ailey ranks 50 out of 66Before him are Vladimir Vasiliev, Alicia Markova, Frederick Ashton, Marie Rambert, Lindsay Kemp, and Hilde Holger. After him are Yury Grigorovich, Kenneth MacMillan, Maria Tallchief, Adam Darius, Frankie Manning, and Avdotia Istomina.

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Among people born in 1931, Alvin Ailey ranks 256Before him are Mike Parkes, Agustín García-Gasco Vicente, Sergio Obeso Rivera, Regis Philbin, Shirley Verrett, and Tamara Tyshkevich. After him are Alain Cavalier, Nick Adams, Nicole Courcel, Hubert Sumlin, Viktor Tsaryov, and Bob Shaw. Among people deceased in 1989, Alvin Ailey ranks 152Before him are Christine Jorgensen, Hilmar Baunsgaard, Alfredo Zitarrosa, Roy Eldridge, Nils Axelsson, and José Augusto Brandão. After him are Edmund Leach, Frank Foss, George Robledo, Luiz Luz, M. King Hubbert, and Peter Scott.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alvin Ailey ranks 4,896 out of 12,171Before him are Gordon Tullock (1922), Richard D. Zanuck (1934), Eve Arden (1908), Boz Scaggs (1944), Sandahl Bergman (1951), and Henry Thomas (1971). After him are Randy Orton (1980), Charles Augustus Young (1834), Edwin Foster Coddington (1870), Moe Howard (1897), Hubert Dreyfus (1929), and John Boehner (1949).

Among DANCERS In United States

Among dancers born in United States, Alvin Ailey ranks 5Before him are Isadora Duncan (1877), Josephine Baker (1906), Martha Graham (1894), and Merce Cunningham (1919). After him are Maria Tallchief (1925), Adam Darius (1930), Katherine Dunham (1909), Twyla Tharp (1941), and Melody Thornton (1984).