Mary Lou Williams

1910 - 1981

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Mary Lou Williams (born Mary Elfrieda Scruggs; May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981) was an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer. She wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements and recorded more than one hundred records (in 78, 45, and LP versions). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Lou Williams has received more than 403,088 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Mary Lou Williams is the 1,231st most popular musician (down from 896th in 2019), the 6,083rd most popular biography from United States (down from 4,304th in 2019) and the 487th most popular American Musician.

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  • 59.06

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  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.50

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Mary Lou Williams ranks 1,231 out of 2,675Before her are Rolf Løvland, Christian Zacharias, Pat Torpey, Steve Swallow, Anahit Tsitsikian, and Brad Whitford. After her are Boris Grebenshchikov, Brian Setzer, Andrej Hoteev, Brigitte Engerer, Trevor Rabin, and Tim Hardin.

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Among people born in 1910, Mary Lou Williams ranks 229Before her are Kirk Alyn, Edmundo Ros, José dos Santos Lopes, Adalberts Bubenko, Carlo Orlandi, and Iuliu Baratky. After her are Ralph Metcalfe, Duncan McNaughton, Gyula Kállai, Vladas Mikėnas, Katalin Karády, and George Kojac. Among people deceased in 1981, Mary Lou Williams ranks 157Before her are Francesca Woodman, Rosa Ponselle, Benjamin Sheares, Jack Albertson, Sven Andersson, and Bob Hite. After her are Álvaro Cunqueiro, Mikhail Zharov, László Raffinsky, Jan Burgers, Morris Kirksey, and Chief Dan George.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mary Lou Williams ranks 6,083 out of 15,968Before her are Louise Brough (1923), Mary Alice (1941), John D. MacDonald (1916), Michael Kelly (1969), Shirley Ann Grau (1929), and Jocelyn Brando (1919). After her are Jennifer Hudson (1981), Doug Hutchison (1960), Edward Everett (1794), Lhasa de Sela (1972), Billy Barty (1924), and Wiz Khalifa (1987).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Mary Lou Williams ranks 487Before her are Chuck Mangione (1940), Hubert Sumlin (1931), Edgar Winter (1946), Pat Torpey (1953), Steve Swallow (1940), and Brad Whitford (1952). After her are Brian Setzer (1959), Tim Hardin (1941), Mick Thomson (1973), Brad Delson (1977), Nat Adderley (1931), and Steve Stevens (1959).