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Hibari Misora

1937 - 1989

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Hibari Misora (美空 ひばり, Misora Hibari, born Kazue Katō (加藤 和枝, Katō Kazue) May 29, 1937 – June 24, 1989) was a Japanese singer, actress and cultural icon. She received a Medal of Honor for her contributions to music and for improving the welfare of the public, and was the first woman to receive the People's Honour Award, which was conferred posthumously for giving the public hope and encouragement after World War II.Misora recorded a total of 1,200 songs and sold 68 million records. After she died, consumer demand for her recordings grew significantly, and, by 2001, she had sold more than 80 million records. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hibari Misora has received more than 328,830 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Hibari Misora is the 1,266th most popular actor (down from 1,091st in 2019), the 499th most popular biography from Japan (down from 455th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Japanese Actor.

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  • 330k

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  • 56.38

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.68

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Hibari Misora ranks 1,266 out of 9,996Before her are Vera Farmiga, Mary Steenburgen, Myrna Loy, Steven Berkoff, Terry O'Quinn, and Jerry Orbach. After her are Lyubov Orlova, Anny Ondra, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Chris Sarandon, Adel Emam, and George Sanders.

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Among people born in 1937, Hibari Misora ranks 113Before her are Peter Burke, Robert Gallo, Tsukasa Hosaka, Rifaat al-Assad, Joseph Kobzon, and Steven Berkoff. After her are Daniel McFadden, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Emerich Jenei, Tom Courtenay, Manuel Pinto da Costa, and Edward Fox. Among people deceased in 1989, Hibari Misora ranks 83Before her are Gaetano Scirea, Giuseppe Siri, R. D. Laing, Kateb Yacine, Albert Bormann, and Charles Vanel. After her are Vasile Milea, Cesare Zavattini, Mihály Lantos, Margarete Buber-Neumann, Hamani Diori, and Arseny Tarkovsky.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Hibari Misora ranks 499 out of 6,048Before her are Yamamoto Gonnohyōe (1852), Seki Takakazu (1642), Emperor Kazan (967), Gunpei Yokoi (1941), Hisao Kami (1941), and Hifuyo Uchida (null). After her are Tsutomu Hata (1935), Emperor Juntoku (1197), Machiko Kyō (1924), Kisho Kurokawa (1934), Yamada Nagamasa (1590), and Tokugawa Ieyoshi (1793).

Among ACTORS In Japan

Among actors born in Japan, Hibari Misora ranks 13Before her are Hiroyuki Sanada (1960), Setsuko Hara (1920), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (1950), Tatsuya Nakadai (1932), Masako Nozawa (1936), and Ken Takakura (1931). After her are Machiko Kyō (1924), Akiko Wakabayashi (1941), Kinuyo Tanaka (1909), Mako (1933), Sessue Hayakawa (1886), and Momoko Kōchi (1932).

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