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, whose film and television cartoon characters entertained millions of fans worldwide for much of the 20th century. He was born to Italian immigrants in New York City, where he lived, attended college and began his career through his young adult years. After working odd jobs and as a banker, Barbera joined Van Beuren Studios in 1932 and subsequently Terrytoons in 1936. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Barbera has received more than 1,529,008 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Joseph Barbera is the 6th most popular comic artist (up from 8th in 2019), the 485th most popular biography from United States (up from 594th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Comic Artist.

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

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Among people born in 1911, Joseph Barbera ranks 20Before him are Jack Ruby, Todor Zhivkov, Mikhail Botvinnik, Robert Johnson, Czesław Miłosz, and Tennessee Williams. After him are Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Melvin Calvin, Lê Đức Thọ, Wilhelm Mohnke, L. Ron Hubbard, and Maurice Allais. Among people deceased in 2006, Joseph Barbera ranks 18Before him are Desmond Doss, Philippe Noiret, Oriana Fallaci, Alfredo Stroessner, Syd Barrett, and György Ligeti. After him are Clifford Geertz, Owen Chamberlain, Paul Mauriat, Giacinto Facchetti, Clay Regazzoni, and Ibrahim Rugova.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Barbera ranks 485 out of 15,968. Before him are Tennessee Williams (1911), Warren Beatty (1937), Millard Fillmore (1800), Richard Chamberlain (1934), Duke Ellington (1899), and Jeffrey Epstein (1953). After him are Cliff Burton (1962), Jared Leto (1971), Robert Zemeckis (1952), Steve Wozniak (1950), D. B. Cooper (1931), and Yehudi Menuhin (1916).

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), Bob Kane (1915), Jack Kirby (1917), Steve Ditko (1927), Will Eisner (1917), Don Rosa (1951), Winsor McCay (1867), Bill Finger (1914), and Charles M. Schulz (1922).