Busby Berkeley

1895 - 1976

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Busby Berkeley (born Berkeley William Enos; November 29, 1895 – March 14, 1976) was an American film director and musical choreographer. Berkeley devised elaborate musical production numbers that often involved complex geometric patterns. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Busby Berkeley has received more than 588,719 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Busby Berkeley is the 925th most popular film director (down from 823rd in 2019), the 6,123rd most popular biography from United States (down from 5,545th in 2019) and the 244th most popular American Film Director.

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  • 24

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  • 3.88

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Among film directors, Busby Berkeley ranks 925 out of 1,580Before him are Nanni Loy, Herbert Selpin, Fedor Ozep, Fernando Trueba, Bruno Dumont, and Gordon Parks. After him are Edgar Wright, Mario Camus, Mrinal Sen, Fyodor Khitruk, Antoine Fuqua, and Kei Kumai.

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Among people born in 1895, Busby Berkeley ranks 186Before him are Eduard Bagritsky, Manuel Alonso Areizaga, Shemp Howard, Béla Illés, Fedor Ozep, and Brian Horrocks. After him are José Bergamín, Bert Lahr, Hertha Sponer, Frank Foss, Jan Burgers, and Vilho Tuulos. Among people deceased in 1976, Busby Berkeley ranks 159Before him are Ivo Van Damme, Johnny Mercer, John C. Slater, Julius Döpfner, Yashpal, and Victor Varconi. After him are Markus Reiner, E. H. Shepard, Ernst Albrecht, Hermann Jónasson, Wilhelmina von Bremen, and Segundo Durandal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Busby Berkeley ranks 6,123 out of 15,968Before him are Conlon Nancarrow (1912), Criss Angel (1967), Carol W. Greider (1961), Tim Hardin (1941), Albert George Wilson (1918), and Gordon Parks (1912). After him are Frankie Genaro (1901), John Holt (1923), Rachel Bilson (1981), Meg Tilly (1960), Susanna Kaysen (1948), and Nick Adams (1931).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Busby Berkeley ranks 244Before him are Joseph Sargent (1925), Herschell Gordon Lewis (1926), Robert Parrish (1916), Mimi Leder (1952), James Gunn (1966), and Gordon Parks (1912). After him are Antoine Fuqua (1966), Tim Miller (1964), Sally Menke (1953), John Lee Hancock (1956), William Cameron Menzies (1896), and Wesley Ruggles (1889).