Bill Robinson

1877 - 1949

Bill Robinson

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (born Luther Robinson; May 25, 1878 – November 25, 1949) was an American tap dancer, actor, and singer, the best known and the most highly paid black American entertainer in America during the first half of the 20th century. His long career mirrored changes in American entertainment tastes and technology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bill Robinson has received more than 1,021,896 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,508th most popular actor.

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  • 45.16

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  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.11

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Bill Robinson ranks 3,462 out of 8,832Before him are Gustaf Skarsgård, Gwen Verdon, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Sharmila Tagore, Robert Young, and Chloë Sevigny. After him are Michael McElhatton, Cathleen Nesbitt, Clémence Poésy, Björn Granath, Eric Bogosian, and Colin Salmon.

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Among people born in 1877, Bill Robinson ranks 103Before him are Wang Guowei, Aleksandr Khanzhonkov, Buddy Bolden, Ned Maddrell, Jón Þorláksson, and Slava Raškaj. After him are Maurice Costello, Šatrijos Ragana, Winifred McNair, Noël Bas, Malcolm Whitman, and Patrick Leahy. Among people deceased in 1949, Bill Robinson ranks 111Before him are Alexander Serafimovich, Maria Ouspenskaya, Henri Rabaud, Claes Johanson, Elin Wägner, and Vasily Lebedev-Kumach. After him are Harry Davenport, Birbal Sahni, František Halas, Henry Slocum, Robert Ripley, and Gregory Mathews.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Robinson ranks 5,477 out of 12,171Before him are Penn Badgley (1986), John Pope (1822), Lee Ritenour (1952), Robert Young (1907), Frank Irons (1886), and Chloë Sevigny (1974). After him are Martha Jefferson (1748), Elizabeth Jane Gardner (null), Walter Lang (1896), Vinnie Paul (1964), Jimi Jamison (1951), and Eric Bogosian (1953).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Bill Robinson ranks 1,685Before him are Mykelti Williamson (1960), Julia Stiles (1981), Philip Ahn (1905), Penn Badgley (1986), Robert Young (1907), and Chloë Sevigny (1974). After him are Eric Bogosian (1953), Jack Albertson (1907), Dennis Haysbert (1954), Lewis Arquette (null), Marilyn Burns (1949), and Franchot Tone (1905).