Harold Arlen

1905 - 1986

Harold Arlen

Harold Arlen (born Hyman Arluck; February 15, 1905 – April 23, 1986) was an American composer of popular music, who composed over 500 songs, a number of which have become known worldwide. In addition to composing the songs for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz (lyrics by Yip Harburg), including "Over the Rainbow", Arlen is a highly regarded contributor to the Great American Songbook. "Over the Rainbow" was voted the 20th century's No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Arlen has received more than 518,708 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 727th most popular composer.

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  • 26

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  • 3.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.66

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Among composers, Harold Arlen ranks 727 out of 1,008Before him are Leo Fall, Charles Tournemire, Joseph Canteloube, Akira Ifukube, Knut Nystedt, and Stanley Myers. After him are Alberto Iglesias, Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Francesco Feo, Nikos Skalkottas, and Werner Egk.

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Among people born in 1905, Harold Arlen ranks 139Before him are Anfilogino Guarisi, Zdeněk Burian, Manès Sperber, Albrecht Unsöld, Aldo Fabrizi, and Tommy Dorsey. After him are John Lyng, Ferenc Farkas, Clarence Zener, Araken Patusca, Paul Grimault, and Tore Keller. Among people deceased in 1986, Harold Arlen ranks 108Before him are Princess Anne of Orléans, Oscar Zariski, Judith Resnik, Ilmari Salminen, Sandro Puppo, and Moses Finley. After him are Vicente Trueba, W. Averell Harriman, Vitaly Abalakov, Gregory Jarvis, Ivan Papanin, and Adolfo Baloncieri.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harold Arlen ranks 3,427 out of 12,171Before him are Jensen Ackles (1978), Zoë Wanamaker (1949), Tommy Dorsey (1905), Anita O'Day (1919), Tommy Thayer (1960), and Carla Gugino (1971). After him are Richard Sears (1861), Mitch Pileggi (1952), Jackie Jackson (1951), Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892), Robert Rodriguez (1968), and Fred MacMurray (1908).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Harold Arlen ranks 37Before him are John Adams (1947), Alex North (1910), Michael Kamen (1948), Dave Grusin (1934), Basil Poledouris (1945), and La Monte Young (1935). After him are Stephen Sondheim (1930), Elliott Carter (1908), George Crumb (1929), Thomas Newman (1955), Amy Beach (1867), and Jerome Kern (1885).