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 4,796,888 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Laura Branigan is the 172nd most popular singer (up from 254th in 2019), the 1,104th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,607th in 2019) and the 56th 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 172 out of 3,541Before her are Bryan Ferry, Tony Bennett, Marie-Louise O'Murphy, Al Jarreau, Ofra Haza, and Giuseppe Di Stefano. After her are Beniamino Gigli, Bill Withers, David Coverdale, Esma Redžepova, Bob Geldof, and Tori Amos.

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Among people born in 1952, Laura Branigan ranks 38Before her are Tomislav Nikolić, Salome Zourabichvili, Jimmy Connors, Dan Aykroyd, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and Shigeru Miyamoto. After her are Mr. T, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Idriss Déby, Vahid Halilhodžić, İbrahim Tatlıses, and Diana Gabaldon. Among people deceased in 2004, Laura Branigan ranks 33Before her are Ingrid Thulin, Jerry Goldsmith, Sune Bergström, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Godfrey Hounsfield, and Akhmad Kadyrov. After her are Saizo Saito, Robert Merle, Arthur Hailey, Norberto Bobbio, Fanny Blankers-Koen, and Thomas Klestil.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Laura Branigan ranks 1,104 out of 15,968Before her are Clive Cussler (1931), Thomas Burke (1875), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), Uma Thurman (1970), Charles Ives (1874), and Powers Boothe (1948). After her are Sacagawea (1780), Bruce Dern (1936), Lewis A. Swift (1820), Bill Withers (1938), Robert Aldrich (1918), and Mark Zuckerberg (1984).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Laura Branigan ranks 56Before her are Suzi Quatro (1950), Otis Redding (1941), John Denver (1943), Chester Bennington (1976), Tony Bennett (1926), and Al Jarreau (1940). After her are Bill Withers (1938), Tori Amos (1963), Mario Lanza (1921), Etta James (1938), Britney Spears (1981), and Sam Cooke (1931).