Hoagy Carmichael

1899 - 1981

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Hoagland Howard Carmichael (November 22, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American musician, composer, songwriter, actor and lawyer. Carmichael was one of the most successful Tin Pan Alley songwriters of the 1930s, and was among the first singer-songwriters in the age of mass media to utilize new communication technologies such as television, microphones, and sound recordings. Carmichael composed several hundred songs, including 50 that achieved hit record status. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hoagy Carmichael has received more than 2,637,879 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Hoagy Carmichael is the 1,199th most popular singer (down from 974th in 2019), the 6,122nd most popular biography from United States (down from 5,327th in 2019) and the 305th most popular American Singer.

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  • 2.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 48.87

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Hoagy Carmichael has had the most page views in the with 318,016 views, followed by Japanese (10,711), and German (9,707). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Dutch (205.53%), Welsh (97.35%), and Egyptian Arabic (80.18%)


Among singers, Hoagy Carmichael ranks 1,199 out of 4,381Before him are Leo Slezak, The Weeknd, Edda Moser, Manna Dey, Chabuca Granda, and Grace Bumbry. After him are Juan Diego Flórez, Kayahan, Dave Davies, Phil Anselmo, Sonny Boy Williamson II, and Tonina Torrielli.

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Among people born in 1899, Hoagy Carmichael ranks 211Before him are Juan Trippe, Max Petitpierre, Jafar Jabbarly, Mikhail Zharov, El-Registan, and Wen Yiduo. After him are Elfriede Lohse-Wächtler, Otto E. Neugebauer, Eva Le Gallienne, Piero Dusio, James Wong Howe, and May McAvoy. Among people deceased in 1981, Hoagy Carmichael ranks 166Before him are Tadeusz Kotarbiński, Jack Northrop, Delfo Cabrera, Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, Elemér Kocsis, and Andreas Alföldi. After him are Sven Andersson, Mike Bloomfield, Zoya Fyodorova, Ariel Durant, J. L. Mackie, and Mica Todorović.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Hoagy Carmichael ranks 6,122 out of 20,380Before him are Russell Kirk (1918), Kitty Winn (1944), Grace Bumbry (1937), Arsenio Hall (1956), Mare Winningham (1959), and Will Rogers (1879). After him are Charles Fleischer (1950), Don Knotts (1924), Sandra Brown (1948), Elizabeth Berkley (1972), David Mamet (1947), and Marion Lorne (1883).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Hoagy Carmichael ranks 305Before him are Jonathan Davis (1971), Willie Colón (1950), Roger McGuinn (1942), Kenny Dorham (1924), Tom Verlaine (1949), and Grace Bumbry (1937). After him are Phil Anselmo (1968), Sonny Boy Williamson II (1912), Philip Bailey (1951), Bobby Helms (1933), Playboi Carti (1996), and Lhasa de Sela (1972).