Barbara Cook

1927 - 2017

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Barbara Cook (October 25, 1927 – August 8, 2017) was an American actress and singer who first came to prominence in the 1950s as the lead in the original Broadway musicals Plain and Fancy (1955), Candide (1956) and The Music Man (1957) among others, winning a Tony Award for the last. She continued performing mostly in theatre until the mid-1970s, when she began a second career as a cabaret and concert singer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barbara Cook has received more than 552,707 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Barbara Cook is the 7,780th most popular actor, the 11,936th most popular biography from United States and the 3,968th most popular American Actor.

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  • 550k

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  • 50.51

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  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Barbara Cook ranks 7,780 out of 10,030Before her are Nan Grey, Malena Alterio, Mylène Jampanoï, Aunjanue Ellis, Maki Horikita, and Johnny Lewis. After her are Tom Sturridge, Rachel Brosnahan, Christian Oliver, Anna Camp, Dolores Gray, and Richard Jeni.

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Among people born in 1927, Barbara Cook ranks 371Before her are John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Bill McGarry, Dick Hyman, Eddie Sachs, and Ralph Stanley. After her are Lois Nettleton, Peggy McCay, Vin Scully, Brock Adams, Ralph Beard, and Peggie Castle. Among people deceased in 2017, Barbara Cook ranks 516Before her are Denis Voronenkov, Bill Hougland, Frank Spellman, Willie Toweel, Marek Ostrowski, and Javier Valdez Cárdenas. After her are Ayan Sadakov, Ronnie Moran, Leo Peelen, Brent Briscoe, Edith Windsor, and Pete Domenici.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barbara Cook ranks 11,936 out of 15,968Before her are Adrian Lamo (1981), Aunjanue Ellis (1969), Beth Heiden (1959), David Lovering (1961), AJ Lee (1987), and Johnny Lewis (1983). After her are Charlotte Flair (1986), Rachel Brosnahan (1990), Carl Hiaasen (1953), Hillary Scott (1983), Chris Ferguson (1963), and Anna Camp (1982).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Barbara Cook ranks 3,968Before her are Tad Hilgenbrink (1981), Nicole Ari Parker (1970), Bea Benaderet (1906), Nan Grey (1918), Aunjanue Ellis (1969), and Johnny Lewis (1983). After her are Rachel Brosnahan (1990), Anna Camp (1982), Dolores Gray (1924), Richard Jeni (1957), Frances Reid (1914), and Molly Sims (1973).

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