Dinah Washington

1924 - 1963

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Dinah Washington (born Ruth Lee Jones; August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963) was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the 1950s songs". Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a wide variety of styles including blues, R&B, and traditional pop music, and gave herself the title of "Queen of the Blues". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dinah Washington has received more than 1,398,361 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Dinah Washington is the 444th most popular singer (down from 413th in 2019), the 2,693rd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,355th in 2019) and the 139th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Dinah Washington ranks 444 out of 3,541Before her are Giulietta Simionato, Esther Ofarim, Steve Perry, Andy Gibb, Magda Olivero, and Cissy Houston. After her are King Diamond, Jungkook, Carly Simon, Nellie Melba, Basshunter, and Maggie Reilly.

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Among people born in 1924, Dinah Washington ranks 135Before her are Idries Shah, Allan Edwall, Vasil Bykaŭ, Karlheinz Deschner, Zbigniew Herbert, and Fess Parker. After her are Johannes Mario Simmel, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa, George Segal, Charlie Munger, Mohammed Rafi, and Hidemaro Watanabe. Among people deceased in 1963, Dinah Washington ranks 63Before her are Berthold, Margrave of Baden, Jacques Villon, Gustaf Gründgens, Fritz Reiner, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, and Ernesto Lecuona. After her are Fazlollah Zahedi, Camille Chautemps, Ernst Marischka, Ngô Đình Nhu, Alan Gardiner, and Otto Struve.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dinah Washington ranks 2,693 out of 15,968Before her are Sixto Rodriguez (1942), Marcia Gay Harden (1959), Xander Berkeley (1955), William Levada (1936), Nathan Homer Knorr (1905), and Cissy Houston (1933). After her are Edward Herrmann (1943), Linda Kozlowski (1958), Terry Crews (1968), James E. Webb (1906), Matthew Modine (1959), and David Soul (1943).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Dinah Washington ranks 139Before her are Taylor Swift (1989), Linda Ronstadt (1946), Randy Newman (1943), Howlin' Wolf (1910), Steve Perry (1949), and Cissy Houston (1933). After her are Carly Simon (1945), Jessye Norman (1945), Fergie (1975), Al Martino (1927), Marian Anderson (1897), and Miley Cyrus (1992).