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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 1,819,492 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Mario Lanza is the 222nd most popular singer (down from 187th in 2019), the 1,435th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,186th in 2019) and the 70th most popular American Singer.

Mario Lanza is most famous for his operatic voice.

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  • 1.8M

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  • 59.72

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  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.14

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Mario Lanza ranks 222 out of 3,528Before him are Milva, Ricky Martin, The Singing Nun, Boris Christoff, Connie Francis, and Nena. After him are Sezen Aksu, Mariah Carey, Susan Boyle, Debbie Harry, Omara Portuondo, and Lil Wayne.

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Among people born in 1921, Mario Lanza ranks 77Before him are Giuseppe Di Stefano, Jack Steinberger, Iris Apfel, Farida of Egypt, Countess Georgina von Wilczek, and Yuri Nikulin. After him are Betty Friedan, Miklós Jancsó, Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Karel Appel, Herta Bothe, and Paddy Roy Bates. Among people deceased in 1959, Mario Lanza ranks 32Before him are Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, John Foster Dulles, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, Cecil B. DeMille, Enrico De Nicola, and Alfred Kubin. After him are Wanda Landowska, Rudolf Caracciola, Ernest Bloch, Sidney Bechet, Olga Knipper, and Carlos Saavedra Lamas.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mario Lanza ranks 1,435 out of 18,182Before him are Elias James Corey (1928), Henry Lee Lucas (1936), Robin Wright (1966), Frank Langella (1938), Kathryn Joosten (1939), and Vernon L. Smith (1927). After him are Helen Hunt (1963), Tom Skerritt (1933), Daniel Nathans (1928), Richard Kuklinski (1935), Mariah Carey (1969), and Dorothy Vaughan (1910).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Mario Lanza ranks 70Before him are Cass Elliot (1941), Kenny Rogers (1938), Tom Morello (1964), Dionne Warwick (1940), Courtney Love (1964), and Connie Francis (1938). After him are Mariah Carey (1969), Debbie Harry (1945), Lil Wayne (1982), Chris Cornell (1964), Anthony Kiedis (1962), and Beyoncé (1981).