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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, one of the most popular black female recording artists of the 1950s. 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 1,672,301 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Dinah Washington is the 521st most popular singer (down from 443rd in 2019), the 3,055th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,692nd in 2019) and the 154th most popular American Singer.

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  • 35

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  • 2.85

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Among singers, Dinah Washington ranks 521 out of 3,528Before her are Jean Ferrat, Michel Sardou, John Lydon, Sharon den Adel, Violetta Villas, and Halsey. After her are Kathleen Ferrier, Georg Ots, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Isabelle Aubret, Limahl, and Titta Ruffo.

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Among people born in 1924, Dinah Washington ranks 147Before her are George Mikan, Yehuda Amichai, Motoo Kimura, Alexander Matrosov, Marcel Broodthaers, and Bayezid Osman. After her are Lefter Küçükandonyadis, Zizi Jeanmaire, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa, Ottmar Walter, Donatas Banionis, and Mohammed Rafi. Among people deceased in 1963, Dinah Washington ranks 75Before her are Ernesto Lecuona, Jacques Villon, Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Camille Chautemps, Alan Gardiner, and Otto Struve. After her are Seth Barnes Nicholson, Robert Stroud, Ernst Marischka, Gustave Garrigou, Pascual Ortiz Rubio, and Luis Cernuda.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dinah Washington ranks 3,055 out of 18,182Before her are Anne Ramsey (1929), Bob Pettit (1932), Paul Volcker (1927), Archie Moore (1916), Matthew Modine (1959), and Al Di Meola (1954). After her are Lee Morgan (1938), Jim Garrison (1921), Ma Rainey (1886), Vanessa Williams (1963), James S. Sherman (1855), and John Hughes (1950).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Dinah Washington ranks 154Before her are Kevin Federline (1978), Jennifer Rush (1960), Natalie Cole (1950), Al Martino (1927), Patti Page (1927), and Halsey (1994). After her are Lee Hazlewood (1929), Miley Cyrus (1992), Emmylou Harris (1947), Howlin' Wolf (1910), Mos Def (1973), and Sheryl Crow (1962).