Marian Anderson

1897 - 1993

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993) was an American contralto, who performed a wide range of music, from classical music to spirituals. She performed with renowned orchestras in major concert and recital venues throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965. Anderson was an important figure in the struggle for African-American artists to overcome racial prejudice in the United States during the mid-twentieth century. In 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused permission for Anderson to sing to an integrated audience in Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marian Anderson has received more than 1,041,687 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 436th most popular singer.

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  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.70

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.93

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Marian Anderson ranks 438 out of 3,001Before her are Googoosh, Georg von Trapp, Peppino di Capri, Solomiya Krushelnytska, Zaz, and Mohammed Rafi. After her are Neda Ukraden, Perry Como, Ricky Nelson, Sertab Erener, Nellie Melba, and Ruslana.

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Among people born in 1897, Marian Anderson ranks 104Before her are Samuel Noah Kramer, George Szell, Edmund Heines, Otto Dietrich, Vaso Čubrilović, and Polina Zhemchuzhina. After her are Olga Chekhova, Eddie Eagan, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Elisabeth Bergner, Otto Struve, and Fazlollah Zahedi. Among people deceased in 1993, Marian Anderson ranks 75Before her are Tofiq Bahramov, Yen Chia-kan, Meliton Kantaria, József Antall, Matthew Ridgway, and Sun Ra. After her are John Connally, Rahmon Nabiyev, Maurice Yaméogo, William L. Shirer, John Tuzo Wilson, and Silvina Ocampo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Marian Anderson ranks 2,458 out of 12,171Before her are Andrew Cunanan (1969), Steve Morse (1954), Betty Grable (1916), Orson Scott Card (1951), Suzanne Pleshette (1937), and James Montgomery Flagg (1877). After her are Dick Miller (1928), Screamin' Jay Hawkins (1929), Brett Lunger (1945), Ben Webster (1909), Stephen Foster (1826), and Ned Beatty (1937).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Marian Anderson ranks 129Before her are Dinah Washington (1924), Marc Anthony (1968), Roberta Flack (1937), Selena (1971), Akon (1973), and Tracy Chapman (1964). After her are Perry Como (1912), Ricky Nelson (1940), Dusty Hill (1949), Taylor Swift (1989), Pink (1979), and Daddy Yankee (1977).