Ben Sharpsteen

1895 - 1980

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Benjamin Sharpsteen (November 4, 1895 – December 20, 1980) was an American film director and producer for Disney. He directed 31 films between 1920 and 1980. Sharpsteen created a museum documenting the history of California's first millionaire, Sam Brannan, and the history of the Upper Napa Valley as well as more on Sharpsteen's life and work at the Sharpsteen Museum located in Calistoga, California. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Sharpsteen has received more than 156,657 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Ben Sharpsteen is the 946th most popular film director (up from 948th in 2019), the 6,041st most popular biography from United States (up from 6,233rd in 2019) and the 222nd most popular American Film Director.

Memorability Metrics

  • 160k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.01

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.97

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Ben Sharpsteen has had the most page views in the with 25,244 views, followed by Italian (2,973), and Japanese (2,278). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (103.29%), Egyptian Arabic (72.59%), and (67.80%)


Among film directors, Ben Sharpsteen ranks 946 out of 2,041Before him are Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Hamo Beknazarian, Carlo Di Palma, Mark Donskoy, Jasmila Žbanić, and Hideo Nakata. After him are Giorgi Shengelaia, Idrissa Ouédraogo, Peter R. Hunt, Xie Jin, Erika Lust, and Matt Reeves.

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Among people born in 1895, Ben Sharpsteen ranks 206Before him are Melville J. Herskovits, Olga Spessivtseva, Liane Haid, José Díaz, Hans Rosbaud, and Georg Muche. After him are Jack Northrop, Andreas Alföldi, Johann Nepomuk David, Florence Vidor, Ali Mansur, and Morris Kirksey. Among people deceased in 1980, Ben Sharpsteen ranks 194Before him are Toshiko Yuasa, Mia May, Jacqueline Cochran, Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff, Uttam Kumar, and Petar Trifunović. After him are Charley Borah, László Szollás, Vasja Pirc, Helmut Käutner, Gaetano Belloni, and Héctor Socorro.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ben Sharpsteen ranks 6,041 out of 20,380Before him are Walter Burley Griffin (1876), John William Casilear (1811), Geraldine Ferraro (1935), Kim Dickens (1965), Stan Hansen (1949), and Lupe Ontiveros (1942). After him are Willie Colón (1950), W. C. Handy (1873), Al Corley (1956), Anthony Downs (1930), Justin Gatlin (1982), and Roger McGuinn (1942).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Ben Sharpsteen ranks 222Before him are Chad Stahelski (1968), Tay Garnett (1894), Stephen Gyllenhaal (1949), John Lee Hancock (1956), Ralph Nelson (1916), and Paul Morrissey (1938). After him are Matt Reeves (1966), Alexander Mackendrick (1912), Shane Black (1961), Spike Jonze (1969), David Miller (1909), and John Flynn (1932).