Jo Stafford

1917 - 2008

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Jo Elizabeth Stafford (November 12, 1917 – July 16, 2008) was an American traditional pop music singer and occasional actress, whose career spanned five decades from the late 1930s to the early 1980s. Admired for the purity of her voice, she originally underwent classical training to become an opera singer before following a career in popular music, and by 1955 had achieved more worldwide record sales than any other female artist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jo Stafford has received more than 634,853 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Jo Stafford is the 1,326th most popular singer (down from 1,189th in 2019), the 7,224th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,097th in 2019) and the 364th most popular American Singer.

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  • 630k

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  • 57.47

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Jo Stafford ranks 1,326 out of 3,541Before her are Rambo Amadeus, Mary Garden, Kim Seok-jin, Koffi Olomide, Maluma, and Jeff Scott Soto. After her are Edwin Starr, Richard Bona, V, Bobby Vee, Richard Tucker, and Ivo Linna.

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Among people born in 1917, Jo Stafford ranks 228Before her are Carlo Cassola, Albert Mol, J. L. Mackie, Rudolf Gnägi, Tadd Dameron, and Yahya Petra of Kelantan. After her are Wenche Foss, Noboru Terada, Helena Rasiowa, Rufus Thomas, Brenda Joyce, and Charles Sibley. Among people deceased in 2008, Jo Stafford ranks 239Before her are Anatoly Karatsuba, Eugenio Montejo, Valentin Bubukin, Kurt Furgler, Elizabeth Spriggs, and Gabriel París Gordillo. After her are Pauline Baynes, Tony Duvert, Randy Pausch, Rudolf Illovszky, Badri Patarkatsishvili, and Gennadi Volnov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jo Stafford ranks 7,224 out of 15,968Before her are Harry Warren (1893), Bob Hayes (1942), King Kong Bundy (1955), Matthew Davis (1978), Jeff Scott Soto (1965), and Camila Mendes (1994). After her are Charles R. Knight (1874), Terrence McNally (1938), Michael Anthony (1954), Gypsy Rose Lee (1911), Zoë Kravitz (1988), and George Inness (1825).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Jo Stafford ranks 364Before her are Jenni Rivera (1969), Randy Meisner (1946), Barbara Bonney (1956), Teddy Pendergrass (1950), Ben Harper (1969), and Jeff Scott Soto (1965). After her are Edwin Starr (1942), Bobby Vee (1943), Richard Tucker (1913), Roy Clark (1933), Guru (1961), and Helen Kane (1904).