Joseph Barbera

1911 - 2006

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Joseph "Joe" 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 1,789,287 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.

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, 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 15,968Before 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).