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 as an itinerant singer and banjoist, and launched his own radio show, The Wayfaring Stranger, which popularized traditional folk songs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Burl Ives has received more than 2,490,502 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Burl Ives is the 2,193rd most popular actor (down from 1,583rd in 2019), the 3,699th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,847th in 2019) and the 1,074th most popular American Actor.

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  • 2.5M

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  • 62.90

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  • 36

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  • 2.22

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Burl Ives ranks 2,193 out of 10,030Before him are Hume Cronyn, John Mills, Gösta Ekman, Queen Latifah, Susannah York, and John C. McGinley. After him are Marie-José Nat, Dana Ivey, Barbara Steele, Amy Irving, Charles Dullin, and Earl Cameron.

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Among people born in 1909, Burl Ives ranks 147Before him are Margaret Sullavan, W. Montgomery Watt, Kató Lomb, Gene Krupa, Riccardo Freda, and Leyla Mammadbeyova. After him are Ivan Bek, Anthony Mamo, Jim Davis, Dana Andrews, Sutan Sjahrir, and C. N. Annadurai. Among people deceased in 1995, Burl Ives ranks 121Before him are Erik Nilsson, Lev Polugaevsky, Alberto Burri, Werner Liebrich, Luis Regueiro, and Mordechai Gur. After him are Pancho Gonzales, Jesús Garay, Miguel Torga, James Samuel Coleman, Dmitri Shepilov, and Josef Hügi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Burl Ives ranks 3,699 out of 15,968Before him are Jack Conway (1887), Queen Latifah (1970), John C. McGinley (1959), David Petraeus (1952), Vince Neil (1961), and Seth Carlo Chandler (1846). After him are Dana Ivey (1941), Amy Irving (1953), Pancho Gonzales (1928), Alvan Graham Clark (1832), Katherine Jackson (1930), and Steven Hill (1922).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Burl Ives ranks 1,074Before him are Adam Baldwin (1962), Rooney Mara (1985), Claire Trevor (1910), Thomas Haden Church (1960), Queen Latifah (1970), and John C. McGinley (1959). After him are Dana Ivey (1941), Amy Irving (1953), Steven Hill (1922), Jeanne Tripplehorn (1963), Tyrese Gibson (1978), and Jim Kelly (1946).

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