Bill Robinson

1877 - 1949

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Bill Robinson, nicknamed Bojangles (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 African-American entertainer in the United States 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 1,202,384 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Bill Robinson is the 4,397th most popular actor (down from 3,455th in 2019), the 6,838th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,472nd in 2019) and the 2,157th most popular American Actor.

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  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.82

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  • 3.53

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Bill Robinson ranks 4,397 out of 10,030Before him are Khandi Alexander, Charlie Murphy, Nigel Davenport, Robert Carradine, Courtney B. Vance, and Patricia Heaton. After him are John Kani, Stanley Holloway, Mukesh, Rajkumar, Philip Ahn, and Evan Rachel Wood.

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Among people born in 1877, Bill Robinson ranks 123Before him are Abelardo Olivier, Elena Guro, Fritz Graebner, Šatrijos Ragana, Filippos Karvelas, and Marsden Hartley. After him are Roelof Klein, Leopold Skulski, Noël Bas, Dudley Pound, Patrick Leahy, and Tom Thomson. Among people deceased in 1949, Bill Robinson ranks 125Before him are Stoyan Danev, Vasily Lebedev-Kumach, Claes Johanson, Emmanuel Célestin Suhard, Fedor Ozep, and Francesca Bonnemaison i Farriols. After him are František Halas, Robert Ripley, Henry Petersen, Birbal Sahni, Albert Ammons, and Paul Chocque.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bill Robinson ranks 6,838 out of 15,968Before him are Loni Anderson (1945), Khandi Alexander (1957), Charlie Murphy (1959), Robert Carradine (1954), Courtney B. Vance (1960), and Patricia Heaton (1958). After him are Ryan White (1971), William L. Marcy (1786), Douglas Trumbull (1942), Eddie Rickenbacker (1890), Jimmy Miller (1942), and Carol Kaye (1935).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Bill Robinson ranks 2,157Before him are Loni Anderson (1945), Khandi Alexander (1957), Charlie Murphy (1959), Robert Carradine (1954), Courtney B. Vance (1960), and Patricia Heaton (1958). After him are Philip Ahn (1905), Evan Rachel Wood (1987), Judy Greer (1975), Holland Roden (1986), Bob Einstein (1942), and Alice Davenport (1864).

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