Anita O'Day

1919 - 2006

Anita O'Day

Anita Belle Cotton (October 18, 1919 – November 23, 2006), known professionally as Anita O’Day, was an American jazz singer and self proclaimed “song stylist” widely admired for her sense of rhythm and dynamics, and her early big band appearances that shattered the traditional image of the "girl singer". Refusing to pander to any female stereotype, O'Day presented herself as a "hip" jazz musician, wearing a band jacket and skirt as opposed to an evening gown. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anita O'Day has received more than 373,518 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 613th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 370k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 50.25

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.68

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.33

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Anita O'Day ranks 616 out of 3,001Before her are Alexander Vertinsky, Anne Sofie von Otter, Al Green, Jimmy Somerville, Patty Pravo, and Shi Pei Pu. After her are Paul Young, Jackie Jackson, Kemal Monteno, Theo Adam, Francis Rossi, and Jessye Norman.

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Among people born in 1919, Anita O'Day ranks 130Before her are Salomon Morel, Hennes Weisweiler, Tamara Toumanova, Hyman Minsky, Henri Vidal, and Briek Schotte. After her are Mohammed Karim Lamrani, Tatyana Baramzina, Ferruccio Valcareggi, Paolo Soleri, Félix Gaillard, and Michèle Arnaud. Among people deceased in 2006, Anita O'Day ranks 141Before her are Rocío Dúrcal, Peter Benchley, Dennis Weaver, Johnny Servoz-Gavin, Akira Ifukube, and Maureen Stapleton. After her are Trevor Berbick, Desmond Dekker, Angelica Rozeanu, Igor Sergeyev, Paul Halmos, and Paul Gleason.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Anita O'Day ranks 3,424 out of 12,171Before her are Zach Galifianakis (1969), M. Emmet Walsh (1935), Al Green (1946), Jensen Ackles (1978), Zoë Wanamaker (1949), and Tommy Dorsey (1905). After her are Tommy Thayer (1960), Carla Gugino (1971), Harold Arlen (1905), Richard Sears (1861), Mitch Pileggi (1952), and Jackie Jackson (1951).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Anita O'Day ranks 179Before her are George Clinton (1941), Coolio (1963), Bobby Brown (1969), Nicole Scherzinger (1978), Bobby Vinton (1935), and Al Green (1946). After her are Jackie Jackson (1951), Jessye Norman (1945), David Lee Roth (1954), Nile Rodgers (1952), Merle Haggard (1937), and Peggy March (1948).