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Barbara Hutton

1912 - 1979

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Barbara Woolworth Hutton (November 14, 1912 – May 11, 1979) was an American debutante, socialite, heiress, and philanthropist. She was dubbed the "Poor Little Rich Girl"—first when she was given a lavish and expensive debutante ball in 1930 amid the Great Depression, and later due to a notoriously troubled private life.Heiress to one-third of the estate of the retail tycoon Frank Winfield Woolworth, Barbara Hutton was one of the wealthiest women in the world. She endured a childhood marked by the neglect of her father and the early loss of her mother at age four who died from suffocation due to mastoiditis. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barbara Hutton has received more than 2,552,517 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Barbara Hutton is the 63rd most popular celebrity (up from 65th in 2019), the 2,412th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,942nd in 2019) and the 24th most popular American Celebrity.

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Among celebrities, Barbara Hutton ranks 63 out of 181Before her are Sultan Kösen, Victor Kugler, Betsy Ross, Guy de Rothschild, Isabel Preysler, and Annie Oakley. After her are Lizzie Borden, Paris Hilton, Manuel Uribe, Maria von Trapp, Madeleine Astor, and Ota Benga.

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Among people born in 1912, Barbara Hutton ranks 103Before her are Petar Stambolić, Samuel Fuller, Axel Springer, Khertek Anchimaa-Toka, Nereo Rocco, and Fritz Fischer. After her are Gordon Gollob, Fernando Belaúnde Terry, Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark, Jean Françaix, Edmond Jabès, and Salah al-Din al-Bitar. Among people deceased in 1979, Barbara Hutton ranks 77Before her are Yukio Tsuda, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Jean-Marie Villot, Nereo Rocco, Jayaprakash Narayan, and Yvonne de Gaulle. After her are Joseph Kessel, Darryl F. Zanuck, Larisa Shepitko, Carlo Abarth, Ahmad Zahir, and Dolores Costello.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barbara Hutton ranks 2,412 out of 18,182Before her are Richard Bull (1924), Richard Pryor (1940), Jasper Johns (1930), Dexter Gordon (1923), Bob Woodward (1943), and Frankie Valli (1934). After her are Mark Dacascos (1964), Lisa Marie Presley (1968), Pinetop Perkins (1913), Irvin Kershner (1923), Alex Haley (1921), and Berenice Abbott (1898).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, Barbara Hutton ranks 24Before her are Kim Peek (1951), Dan Inosanto (1936), Henrietta Lacks (1920), Florence Owens Thompson (1903), Betsy Ross (1752), and Annie Oakley (1860). After her are Lizzie Borden (1860), Paris Hilton (1981), Madeleine Astor (1893), Sally Hemings (1773), Evelyn McHale (1923), and Kourtney Kardashian (1979).