Mary Ford

1924 - 1977

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Mary Ford (born Iris Colleen Summers; July 7, 1924 – September 30, 1977) was an American vocalist and guitarist, comprising half of the husband-and-wife musical team Les Paul and Mary Ford. Between 1950 and 1954, the couple had 16 top-ten hits, including "How High the Moon" and "Vaya con Dios", which were number one hits on the Billboard charts. In 1951 alone they sold six million records. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Ford has received more than 431,695 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Mary Ford is the 1,248th most popular singer (up from 1,267th in 2019), the 6,816th most popular biography from United States and the 349th most popular American Singer.

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  • 430k

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  • 58.03

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  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.57

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  • 3.03

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Among singers, Mary Ford ranks 1,248 out of 3,541Before her are Isabel Pantoja, Damien Rice, Gregory Isaacs, Norman Greenbaum, Gloria Jones, and Marco Antonio Solís. After her are Bruno Pelletier, Neneh Cherry, Charlotte Perrelli, Corinne Hermès, Inger Berggren, and Jenny Berggren.

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Among people born in 1924, Mary Ford ranks 308Before her are Serafim Fernandes de Araújo, Erika Mahringer, Alphons Egli, Roberto Mieres, Bill Smith, and Mel Patton. After her are Joe Gaetjens, Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, Omero Tognon, Silvano Piovanelli, Ron Moody, and Kurt Furgler. Among people deceased in 1977, Mary Ford ranks 167Before her are Gummo Marx, Tay Garnett, Luciano Re Cecconi, Krishan Chander, Sergei Lemeshev, and Bukka White. After her are Miguel Mihura, Jean Delarge, Jean Capelle, José Naya, Jorge Pardon, and Terence Rattigan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mary Ford ranks 6,816 out of 15,968Before her are Proof (1973), Lewis Teague (1938), Crystal Reed (1985), Dave Navarro (1967), Roscoe Lee Browne (1922), and Jason Beghe (1960). After her are Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1962), Alonzo Mourning (1970), Leonard Slatkin (1944), Richard Portnow (1947), James L. Elliot (1943), and Leo Sexton (1909).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Mary Ford ranks 349Before her are Jeanette MacDonald (1903), Kathleen Battle (1948), Brian Hyland (1943), Betty Carter (1929), Norman Greenbaum (1942), and Gloria Jones (1945). After her are George Thorogood (1950), Kesha (1987), Arthur Alexander (1940), Christina Milian (1981), Tom Verlaine (1949), and 6ix9ine (1996).