Maria Tallchief

1925 - 2013

Maria Tallchief

Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Tallchief (Osage family name: Ki He Kah Stah Tsa; January 24, 1925 – April 11, 2013) was an American ballerina. She was considered America's first major prima ballerina. She was the first Native American (Osage Nation) to hold the rank, and is said to have revolutionized ballet.Almost from birth, Tallchief was involved in dance, starting formal lessons at age three. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Tallchief has received more than 479,798 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 53rd most popular dancer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 480k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 45.10

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.36

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.93

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among dancers, Maria Tallchief ranks 53 out of 66Before her are Marie Rambert, Lindsay Kemp, Hilde Holger, Alvin Ailey, Yury Grigorovich, and Kenneth MacMillan. After her are Adam Darius, Frankie Manning, Avdotia Istomina, Joaquín Cortés, Svetlana Zakharova, and Rukmini Devi Arundale.

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Among people born in 1925, Maria Tallchief ranks 268Before her are Pasieguito, Iwao Takamoto, Charles Mackerras, Art Buchwald, Charlie Byrd, and Benito Lorenzi. After her are Arlene Dahl, Shirley Strickland, Carlo Annovazzi, Tankred Dorst, Joseph Sargent, and Károly Makk. Among people deceased in 2013, Maria Tallchief ranks 265Before her are Bill Smith, John Thomas, Giuseppe Casari, Gerda Lerner, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, and Alla Kushnir. After her are Angela Voigt, Nigel Davenport, Amar Bose, Max Jakobson, Barry Jackson, and George Jones.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Maria Tallchief ranks 5,493 out of 12,171Before her are Scott Travis (1961), Bob Barker (1923), Dennis Haysbert (1954), Edgar Winter (1946), Lewis Arquette (null), and Marilyn Burns (1949). After her are Ralph Nelson (1916), Catherine Hardwicke (1955), Tina Fey (1970), Franchot Tone (1905), Eddie Cantor (1892), and Bill Monroe (1911).

Among DANCERS In United States

Among dancers born in United States, Maria Tallchief ranks 6Before her are Isadora Duncan (1877), Josephine Baker (1906), Martha Graham (1894), Merce Cunningham (1919), and Alvin Ailey (1931). After her are Adam Darius (1930), Katherine Dunham (1909), Twyla Tharp (1941), and Melody Thornton (1984).