Mel Tormé

1925 - 1999

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Melvin Howard Tormé (September 13, 1925 – June 5, 1999), nicknamed "The Velvet Fog", was an American musician, singer, composer, arranger, drummer, actor, and author. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mel Tormé has received more than 1,592,287 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Mel Tormé is the 1,512th most popular musician (down from 1,380th in 2019), the 7,564th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,612th in 2019) and the 622nd most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Mel Tormé ranks 1,512 out of 2,675Before him are John Edwards, Michael McDonald, Mark Isham, Avishai Cohen, Julieta Venegas, and Jennifer Batten. After him are Andreas Kisser, Flavor Flav, Larry Adler, Louis Walsh, Brian Bennett, and Olve Eikemo.

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Among people born in 1925, Mel Tormé ranks 354Before him are Ernst Benda, Solomon Marcus, Cornell Borchers, Martha Vickers, Bruno Pesaola, and Robert Hirsch. After him are Eva Ibbotson, John Fiedler, Fulvio Nesti, William F. Buckley Jr., Raja Ramanna, and Aleksei Paramonov. Among people deceased in 1999, Mel Tormé ranks 200Before him are Boris Kuznetsov, Gorilla Monsoon, Ruth Roman, Arturo Fernández Meyzán, Marie Kraja, and Basil Hume. After him are John Bromwich, Roberto Bussinello, Alfred Raoul, Owen Hart, Masaji Kiyokawa, and Hoyt Axton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mel Tormé ranks 7,564 out of 15,968Before him are Charles S. Dutton (1951), DMX (1970), Ben Wallace (1974), Vic Damone (1928), Daniel Giraud Elliot (1835), and William Sanderson (1944). After him are James Gunn (1938), Emma Abbott (1850), Erin Moran (1960), Dexter Jackson (1969), Guinn Smith (1920), and Charles P. Thacker (1943).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Mel Tormé ranks 622Before him are Cedar Walton (1934), Joe Bonamassa (1977), Michael McDonald (1952), Mark Isham (1951), Julieta Venegas (1970), and Jennifer Batten (1957). After him are Flavor Flav (1959), Larry Adler (1914), Dickey Betts (1943), Billy Strayhorn (1915), Billy Corgan (1967), and Mike Mills (1958).