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Laura Branigan

1952 - 2004

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Laura Ann Branigan (July 3, 1952 – August 26, 2004) was an American singer-songwriter and actress. Her signature song, the platinum-certified 1982 single "Gloria", stayed on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for 36 weeks, then a record for a female artist, peaking at No. 2. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Laura Branigan has received more than 6,681,953 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Laura Branigan is the 146th most popular singer (up from 172nd in 2019), the 916th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,103rd in 2019) and the 51st most popular American Singer.

Laura Branigan was a singer in the 1980s. She is most famous for her song "Gloria" which was released in 1982.

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Among singers, Laura Branigan ranks 146 out of 3,528Before her are Suzi Quatro, Roberto Carlos, Mina, Bruce Dickinson, Mercédès Jellinek, and Eros Ramazzotti. After her are Edita Gruberová, Billy Joel, Otis Redding, Tony Bennett, Gilbert Bécaud, and Dr. Dre.

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Among people born in 1952, Laura Branigan ranks 33Before her are John Goodman, Hun Sen, Douglas Adams, Isabella Rossellini, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Oleg Blokhin. After her are Zoran Đinđić, Idriss Déby, Bronisław Komorowski, Tomislav Nikolić, Arkan, and Christian Clavier. Among people deceased in 2004, Laura Branigan ranks 28Before her are Janet Leigh, Stieg Larsson, Renata Tebaldi, Leônidas, Carlos Kleiber, and Estée Lauder. After her are Jerry Goldsmith, Ingrid Thulin, Sune Bergström, Godfrey Hounsfield, Gérard Debreu, and John Vane.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Laura Branigan ranks 916 out of 18,182Before her are Steve Reeves (1926), Robert Vaughn (1932), Gina Haspel (1956), Edward C. Tolman (1886), John Fante (1909), and D. W. Griffith (1875). After her are Harvey J. Alter (1935), Davy Crockett (1786), Arthur Leonard Schawlow (1921), Larry Flynt (1942), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), and Virginia Satir (1916).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Laura Branigan ranks 51Before her are Britney Spears (1981), John Lee Hooker (1917), Kris Kristofferson (1936), Little Richard (1932), Al Jarreau (1940), and Suzi Quatro (1950). After her are Billy Joel (1949), Otis Redding (1941), Tony Bennett (1926), Dr. Dre (1965), Chester Bennington (1976), and John Denver (1943).

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