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Busby Berkeley

1895 - 1976

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Berkeley William Enos, (November 29, 1895 – March 14, 1976) known professionally as Busby Berkeley, 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 876,556 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Busby Berkeley is the 993rd most popular film director (down from 925th in 2019), the 6,658th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,119th in 2019) and the 257th most popular American Film Director.

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  • 25

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  • 2.26

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  • 4.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among film directors, Busby Berkeley ranks 993 out of 1,581Before him are Kjell Grede, Vladimir Bortko, Frank Beyer, Jonas Åkerlund, Joe Wright, and Lee Tamahori. After him are Byron Haskin, Bennett Miller, Elia Suleiman, Károly Makk, Werner Klingler, and Luciano Emmer.

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Among people born in 1895, Busby Berkeley ranks 202Before him are Greta Johansson, Olga Spessivtseva, Jan Burgers, Paavo Johansson, Eduard Bagritsky, and Louis Raymond. After him are Andreas Alföldi, Johann Nepomuk David, Vilho Tuulos, Béla Illés, H. A. R. Gibb, and Eugene Bullard. Among people deceased in 1976, Busby Berkeley ranks 177Before him are Johnny Mercer, Julius Döpfner, Alfred Landé, E. H. Shepard, Leopold Hofmann, and Horacio Muñoz. After him are Henri Bosco, Nils Middelboe, Alexander Brailowsky, Taos Amrouche, Clarice Benini, and Alfredo Dinale.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Busby Berkeley ranks 6,658 out of 18,182Before him are Richard Herd (1932), Michael Beck (1949), Oliver Nelson (1932), Russell Banks (1940), R. A. Lafferty (1914), and David Tudor (1926). After him are Katherine Moennig (1977), Chrissy Teigen (1985), Ryan Eggold (1984), J. William Fulbright (1905), Chris Elliott (1960), and Ed Ablowich (1913).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Busby Berkeley ranks 257Before him are Iwao Takamoto (1925), Spike Jonze (1969), Walter Lang (1896), Harold Becker (1928), David Twohy (1955), and Larry Cohen (1936). After him are Byron Haskin (1899), Bennett Miller (1966), Zalman King (1941), Tay Garnett (1894), Tom McCarthy (1966), and Trey Parker (1969).