Joseph Barbera

1911 - 2006

Joseph Barbera

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 1927 and subsequently Terrytoons in 1929. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Barbera has received more than 1,347,533 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8th most popular comic artist.

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Among comic artists, Joseph Barbera ranks 8 out of 155Before him are Osamu Tezuka, Hergé, René Goscinny, Jack Kirby, Albert Uderzo, and Carl Barks. After him are Akira Toriyama, Peyo, Jean Giraud, Hugo Pratt, Matt Groening, and Guillermo Mordillo.

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Among people born in 1911, Joseph Barbera ranks 26Before him are Louise Bourgeois, Melvin Calvin, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Polykarp Kusch, Lê Đức Thọ, and Maurice Allais. After him are Wilhelm Mohnke, Max Frisch, L. Ron Hubbard, William Alfred Fowler, Jules Dassin, and Ginger Rogers. Among people deceased in 2006, Joseph Barbera ranks 23Before him are György Ligeti, Syd Barrett, Bülent Ecevit, Clay Regazzoni, Steve Irwin, and Ibrahim Rugova. After him are Clifford Geertz, Robert Altman, Melvin Schwartz, Raymond Davis Jr., Muriel Spark, and John Kenneth Galbraith.

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Among people born in United States, Joseph Barbera ranks 594 out of 12,171Before him are Thomas Wolfe (1900), Ruth Benedict (1887), Robert Ludlum (1927), Matthew C. Perry (1794), T. S. Eliot (1888), and Charles Taze Russell (1852). After him are Clifford Geertz (1926), John Browning (1855), Richard Meier (1934), John Wayne Gacy (1942), Robert Mitchum (1917), and Black Dahlia (1924).