Joseph Barbera

1911 - 2006

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Joseph Roland Barbera ( bar-BAIR-ə, BAR-bər-ə; Italian: [barˈbɛːra]; March 24, 1911 – December 18, 2006) was an American animator, director, producer, storyboard artist, and cartoon artist who co-founded the animation studio and production company Hanna-Barbera. Born to Italian immigrants in New York City, Barbera joined Van Beuren Studios in 1927 and subsequently Terrytoons in 1929. In 1937, he moved to California and while working at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Barbera met William Hanna. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Barbera has received more than 2,023,234 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Joseph Barbera is the 6th most popular comic artist, the 554th most popular biography from United States (down from 485th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Comic Artist.

Joseph Barbera is most famous for co-creating the cartoon series Tom and Jerry with William Hanna.

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Among comic artists, Joseph Barbera ranks 6 out of 174Before him are Stan Lee, Hergé, Osamu Tezuka, René Goscinny, and Albert Uderzo. After him are Jean Giraud, Carl Barks, Akira Toriyama, Peyo, Hugo Pratt, and Matt Groening.

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Among people born in 1911, Joseph Barbera ranks 24Before him are Mikhail Botvinnik, Tennessee Williams, Melvin Calvin, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, William Alfred Fowler, and Wilhelm Mohnke. After him are Lê Đức Thọ, Maurice Allais, Polykarp Kusch, Jules Dassin, Max Frisch, and Samuel Reshevsky. Among people deceased in 2006, Joseph Barbera ranks 19Before him are Alfredo Stroessner, Philippe Noiret, Oriana Fallaci, Syd Barrett, György Ligeti, and Owen Chamberlain. After him are Ibrahim Rugova, Clifford Geertz, Anna Politkovskaya, Paul Mauriat, Clay Regazzoni, and Giacinto Facchetti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Barbera ranks 554 out of 18,182Before him are Francis Fukuyama (1952), James Caan (1940), Margaret Keane (1927), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), and Thorstein Veblen (1857). After him are Washington Irving (1783), Eugene O'Neill (1888), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Dean Martin (1917), Farrah Fawcett (1947), and Theodore William Richards (1868).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In United States

Among comic artists born in United States, Joseph Barbera ranks 2Before him are Stan Lee (1922). After him are Carl Barks (1901), Matt Groening (1954), Jack Kirby (1917), Bob Kane (1915), Steve Ditko (1927), Winsor McCay (1867), Will Eisner (1917), Don Rosa (1951), Bill Finger (1914), and Charles M. Schulz (1922).