Burl Ives

1909 - 1995

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Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995) was an American singer, musician, actor, and author. Ives began his career as an itinerant singer and guitarist, eventually launching his own radio show, The Wayfaring Stranger, which popularized traditional folk songs. In 1942, he appeared in Irving Berlin's This Is the Army and became a major star of CBS Radio. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Burl Ives has received more than 3,110,936 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Burl Ives is the 2,201st most popular actor (down from 2,191st in 2019), the 3,619th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,697th in 2019) and the 1,052nd most popular Actor.

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  • 52.34

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  • 39

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  • 1.94

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  • 5.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Burl Ives ranks 2,201 out of 9,996Before him are Michael Winslow, Rosanna Schiaffino, Brooke Adams, Jessie Royce Landis, Joan Copeland, and Kit Harington. After him are Brigitte Lin, Michael Jai White, John Thaw, Paolo Stoppa, Teinosuke Kinugasa, and Ita Rina.

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Among people born in 1909, Burl Ives ranks 144Before him are Hermann Lang, Laxmi Prasad Devkota, Johannes Willebrands, Stephen Cole Kleene, Colonel Tom Parker, and W. Montgomery Watt. After him are Marie-Thérèse Walter, Marion Dönhoff, Géza Toldi, Bernhard Grzimek, Claude Cahen, and Sutan Sjahrir. Among people deceased in 1995, Burl Ives ranks 119Before him are Robert Monroe, Jerry Garcia, Józef Maria Bocheński, Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Anatoly Tarasov, and Friz Freleng. After him are Giancarlo Baghetti, Josef Hügi, Miguel Torga, Václav Ježek, Mickey Mantle, and Madge Sinclair.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Burl Ives ranks 3,619 out of 18,182Before him are Jessie Royce Landis (1896), Joan Copeland (1922), Alan Dershowitz (1938), Friz Freleng (1906), Halton Arp (1927), and John Petrucci (1967). After him are James Edward Keeler (1857), Charles Robert Jenkins (1940), Don Nelson (1940), R. A. Salvatore (1959), Gore Verbinski (1964), and Michael Jai White (1967).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Burl Ives ranks 1,052Before him are Linda Fiorentino (1958), Frederic Forrest (1936), Michael Winslow (1958), Brooke Adams (1949), Jessie Royce Landis (1896), and Joan Copeland (1922). After him are Michael Jai White (1967), Monica Potter (1971), Anna Gunn (1968), Robert Blake (1933), Jennifer Coolidge (1961), and Keir Dullea (1936).

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