Cab Calloway

1907 - 1994

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Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (December 25, 1907 – November 18, 1994) was an American jazz singer, dancer, bandleader and actor. He was associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, where he was a regular performer and became a popular vocalist of the swing era. His niche of mixing jazz and vaudeville won him acclaim during a career that spanned over 65 years.Calloway was a master of energetic scat singing and led one of the most popular dance bands in the United States from the early 1930s to the late 1940s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cab Calloway has received more than 2,797,745 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Cab Calloway is the 289th most popular singer (down from 250th in 2019), the 1,883rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,594th in 2019) and the 95th most popular American Singer.

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  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Cab Calloway ranks 289 out of 3,541Before him are Beyoncé, Selena, Dusty Springfield, Asmahan, Renata Scotto, and Vicente Fernández. After him are Antonio Cesti, Wolf Biermann, Alfredo Kraus, Katy Perry, Victoria de los Ángeles, and The Singing Nun.

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Among people born in 1907, Cab Calloway ranks 84Before him are John Mauchly, Pierre Mendès France, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Giovanni Ferrari, René Char, and Antonín Puč. After him are Herbert Kappler, Arseny Tarkovsky, Sisavang Vatthana, Takeo Wakabayashi, Johann Trollmann, and Manfred von Ardenne. Among people deceased in 1994, Cab Calloway ranks 71Before him are Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Joseph Cotten, Jeffrey Dahmer, Max Bill, Chung Il-kwon, and Tengiz Abuladze. After him are John Edward Williams, Clement Greenberg, Jacques Ellul, Luis Ocaña, Lionel Stander, and Walter Lantz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Cab Calloway ranks 1,883 out of 15,968Before him are Daryl Hannah (1960), Michelle Phillips (1944), Arthur Danto (1924), Meir Kahane (1932), Karl Malone (1963), and Ashton Kutcher (1978). After him are Peter Weller (1947), Jan-Michael Vincent (1944), Robert J. Shiller (1946), Vincent D'Onofrio (1959), DeForest Kelley (1920), and Albert R. Broccoli (1909).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Cab Calloway ranks 95Before him are Kanye West (1977), Christina Aguilera (1980), Selena Gomez (1992), Anastacia (1968), Beyoncé (1981), and Selena (1971). After him are Katy Perry (1984), Carl Perkins (1932), Andy Williams (1927), Eric Adams (1952), Mahalia Jackson (1911), and Justin Timberlake (1981).