Mario Lanza

1921 - 1959

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Mario Lanza (US: , Italian: [ˈlantsa]; born Alfredo Arnold Cocozza [koˈkɔttsa]; 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 1,693,685 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Mario Lanza is the 187th most popular singer (down from 171st in 2019), the 1,187th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,089th in 2019) and the 59th most popular American Singer.

Mario Lanza is most famous for his operatic voice.

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  • 1.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 69.79

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Mario Lanza ranks 187 out of 3,541Before him are Vera Lynn, Chris Rea, Claude François, Chavela Vargas, Udo Jürgens, and Mario Del Monaco. After him are Ken Shimura, Etta James, Chris Norman, Mercédès Jellinek, Kyu Sakamoto, and Britney Spears.

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Among people born in 1921, Mario Lanza ranks 61Before him are Giuseppe Di Stefano, Alexandra of Yugoslavia, Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Donna Reed, Paul Schäfer, and György Cziffra. After him are Zizinho, Herschel Grynszpan, Dobrica Ćosić, Louis Jourdan, Karel Appel, and Harald Quandt. Among people deceased in 1959, Mario Lanza ranks 25Before him are Bohuslav Martinů, Alfred Schütz, Edward C. Tolman, Arthur Cecil Pigou, Mike Hawthorn, and John Foster Dulles. After him are Ettore Majorana, Enrico De Nicola, Alfred Kubin, Sidney Bechet, Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, and Wanda Landowska.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mario Lanza ranks 1,187 out of 15,968Before him are Donna Reed (1921), George Jung (1942), Paul Lauterbur (1929), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Richard Donner (1930), and Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967). After him are Edith Wharton (1862), J. Allen Hynek (1910), Jim Belushi (1954), Jerome Karle (1918), John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899), and Etta James (1938).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Mario Lanza ranks 59Before him are Chester Bennington (1976), Tony Bennett (1926), Al Jarreau (1940), Laura Branigan (1952), Bill Withers (1938), and Tori Amos (1963). After him are Etta James (1938), Britney Spears (1981), Sam Cooke (1931), Dr. Dre (1965), Trini Lopez (1937), and Courtney Love (1964).