Mario Lanza

1921 - 1959

Mario Lanza

Mario Lanza (US: , Italian: [ˈlantsa]; born Alfredo Arnold Cocozza [koˈkɔttsa]; January 31, 1921 – October 7, 1959) was an American tenor of Italian ancestry, and an actor and Hollywood film star of 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. Mayer, the head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, who saw his performance and was impressed by his singing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mario Lanza has received more than 1,230,448 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 170th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.00

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.49

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Mario Lanza ranks 170 out of 3,001Before him are Marie-Louise O'Murphy, Ivan Rebroff, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Chris Rea, Johnny Logan, and Chavela Vargas. After him are Dr. Dre, Britney Spears, Beniamino Gigli, Otis Redding, Bessie Smith, and Zarah Leander.

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Among people born in 1921, Mario Lanza ranks 58Before him are Robert Bruce Merrifield, Zdeněk Miler, Zizinho, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Gérard Debreu, and Lydia Litvyak. After him are Thomas Schelling, Alexandra of Yugoslavia, Dobrica Ćosić, Karel Appel, Nexhmije Hoxha, and Herschel Grynszpan. Among people deceased in 1959, Mario Lanza ranks 24Before him are Shirō Ishii, Bohuslav Martinů, Alfred Schütz, Mike Hawthorn, Ettore Majorana, and Edward C. Tolman. After him are Arthur Cecil Pigou, John Foster Dulles, Wanda Landowska, Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, Ernest Bloch, and Enrico De Nicola.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mario Lanza ranks 1,089 out of 12,171Before him are Jean M. Auel (1936), George Whipple (1878), Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Ansel Adams (1902), Don Siegel (1912), and Barbara Stanwyck (1907). After him are Meg Ryan (1961), Louis Ignarro (1941), James Avery (1945), George Papandreou (1952), Allen Dulles (1893), and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Mario Lanza ranks 55Before him are Suzi Quatro (1950), Tony Bennett (1926), Kris Kristofferson (1936), Chester Bennington (1976), Billy Joel (1949), and Kenny Rogers (1938). After him are Dr. Dre (1965), Britney Spears (1981), Otis Redding (1941), Bessie Smith (1894), George Benson (1943), and Tori Amos (1963).