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Beverly Sills

1929 - 2007

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Beverly Sills (May 25, 1929 – July 2, 2007) was an American operatic soprano whose peak career was between the 1950s and 1970s. Although she sang a repertoire from Handel and Mozart to Puccini, Massenet and Verdi, she was especially renowned for her performances in coloratura soprano roles in live opera and recordings. Sills was largely associated with the operas of Donizetti, of which she performed and recorded many roles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Beverly Sills has received more than 614,708 page views. Her biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Beverly Sills is the 1,234th most popular singer (down from 991st in 2019), the 6,623rd most popular biography from United States (down from 5,560th in 2019) and the 330th most popular American Singer.

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  • 46.53

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  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Beverly Sills ranks 1,234 out of 3,528Before her are Zack de la Rocha, Brian Hyland, Natasha Korolyova, Mick Jones, Ishtar, and Tom Verlaine. After her are Agathonas Iakovidis, Cilla Black, Dima Bilan, Oleg Bryjak, Olavi Virta, and Marie Myriam.

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Among people born in 1929, Beverly Sills ranks 348Before her are Alfredo Pérez, Azzeddine Laraki, Richard Bass, Elizabeth Roemer, Fazlur Rahman Khan, and Eliseo Prado. After her are Len Deighton, Nathalia Timberg, Michael D. Coe, Ignacio Velasco, Ulu Grosbard, and John Julius Norwich. Among people deceased in 2007, Beverly Sills ranks 247Before her are Iwao Takamoto, Milan Jelić, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Emma Tillman, Solveig Dommartin, and Karen Spärck Jones. After her are Helmut Senekowitsch, Anita Roddick, Kei Kumai, Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, Art Buchwald, and Édouard Gagnon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Beverly Sills ranks 6,623 out of 18,182Before her are Joe E. Brown (1891), Steve Wynn (1942), Julie Garwood (1946), Patrick Rothfuss (1973), America Ferrera (1984), and Tom Verlaine (1949). After her are Steve Allen (1921), Cyril M. Kornbluth (1923), John Warnock (1940), Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (1954), Medgar Evers (1925), and Michael Angelo Batio (1956).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Beverly Sills ranks 330Before her are Nick Carter (1980), Kim Gordon (1953), Travis Scott (1991), Zack de la Rocha (1970), Brian Hyland (1943), and Tom Verlaine (1949). After her are Shirley Horn (1934), SZA (1990), Missy Elliott (1971), Wayne Newton (1942), Johnny Mathis (1935), and Telma Hopkins (1948).