Mario Lanza

1921 - 1959

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Mario Lanza (US: LA(H)N-zə, Italian: [ˈmaːrjo ˈlantsa]; born Alfredo Arnold Cocozza [alˈfreːdo koˈkottsa]; January 31, 1921 – October 7, 1959) was an American tenor and actor. He was a Hollywood film star popular in the late 1940s and the 1950s. Lanza began studying to be a professional singer at the age of 16. After appearing at the Hollywood Bowl in 1947, Lanza signed a seven-year film contract with Louis B. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mario Lanza has received more than 2,084,067 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Mario Lanza is the 191st most popular singer (up from 221st in 2019), the 1,243rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,435th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular American Singer.

Mario Lanza is most famous for his operatic voice.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 61.22

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.14

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Mario Lanzas by language

Over the past year Mario Lanza has had the most page views in the with 203,635 views, followed by German (25,190), and Italian (21,915). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (801.16%), Uzbek (221.62%), and Piedmontese (103.00%)


Among singers, Mario Lanza ranks 191 out of 4,381Before him are Franco Corelli, Tito Gobbi, Taylor Swift, Umberto Tozzi, Ajda Pekkan, and Eduard Khil. After him are Otis Redding, Bob Geldof, Courtney Love, Kyu Sakamoto, Zucchero Fornaciari, and Eric Burdon.

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Among people born in 1921, Mario Lanza ranks 64Before him are Louis Jourdan, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Franco Corelli, Viktor Kulikov, Zizinho, and György Cziffra. After him are Miklós Jancsó, Farida of Egypt, Paul Watzlawick, Gérard Debreu, Karel Appel, and Amin al-Hafiz. Among people deceased in 1959, Mario Lanza ranks 26Before him are Arthur Cecil Pigou, Enrico De Nicola, Ritchie Valens, Alfred Kubin, Raphael Lemkin, and Mike Hawthorn. After him are Edward C. Tolman, Ettore Majorana, John Foster Dulles, Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, and Wanda Landowska.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mario Lanza ranks 1,243 out of 20,380Before him are Lady Gaga (1986), Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), Anne Hathaway (1982), Pete Seeger (1919), Uma Thurman (1970), and Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941). After him are Valerie Solanas (1936), Gerald Edelman (1929), Kathryn Bigelow (1951), Claudia Goldin (1946), Evander Holyfield (1962), and Jacque Fresco (1916).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Mario Lanza ranks 63Before him are Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Suzi Quatro (1950), Tom Morello (1964), Little Richard (1932), John Denver (1943), and Taylor Swift (1989). After him are Otis Redding (1941), Courtney Love (1964), Anastacia (1968), Dionne Warwick (1940), Ben E. King (1938), and Mahalia Jackson (1911).