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Nat King Cole

1919 - 1965

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Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer, jazz pianist, and actor. Cole's career as a jazz and pop vocalist started in the late 1930s and spanned almost three decades where he found success and recorded over 100 songs that became hits on the pop charts. He received numerous accolades including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960, a Special Achievement Golden Globe Award and a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nat King Cole has received more than 8,013,497 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Nat King Cole is the 102nd most popular musician (down from 78th in 2019), the 606th most popular biography from United States (down from 493rd in 2019) and the 29th most popular American Musician.

Nat King Cole was an American jazz pianist and singer. He is best known for his hits "Straighten Up and Fly Right," "Mona Lisa," "Too Young," "Nature Boy," "Unforgettable," and "Smile."

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  • 68

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  • 5.69

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Among musicians, Nat King Cole ranks 102 out of 2,662Before him are João Gilberto, Gary Moore, Ludovico Einaudi, Glenn Miller, Bill Evans, and Paul Mauriat. After him are Mike Oldfield, Henryk Wieniawski, Buddy Holly, Fernando Sor, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, and Nadia Boulanger.

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Among people born in 1919, Nat King Cole ranks 14Before him are Primo Levi, Zhao Ziyang, Giulio Andreotti, Margot Fonteyn, Lino Ventura, and Georgios Papadopoulos. After him are Choi Kyu-hah, Donald Pleasence, Kim Jong-suk, Gerhard Barkhorn, Fausto Coppi, and Pierre Trudeau. Among people deceased in 1965, Nat King Cole ranks 17Before him are Louise Mountbatten, Edward Victor Appleton, Maxime Weygand, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, and T. S. Eliot. After him are Hermann Staudinger, Moshe Sharett, Paul Hermann Müller, Helena Rubinstein, Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, and Dorothea Lange.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Nat King Cole ranks 606 out of 18,182Before him are Michael Keaton (1951), John Glenn (1921), Michael Landon (1936), Louis Zamperini (1917), Sean Penn (1960), and Janet Leigh (1927). After him are Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Jared Diamond (1937), Burt Reynolds (1936), Theodore Dreiser (1871), William T. G. Morton (1819), and Philip Zimbardo (1933).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Nat King Cole ranks 29Before him are Lou Reed (1942), Paul Simon (1941), Duke Ellington (1899), Dean Martin (1917), Glenn Miller (1904), and Bill Evans (1929). After him are Buddy Holly (1936), Lady Gaga (1986), Don Shirley (1927), Benny Goodman (1909), Chick Corea (1941), and Alice Cooper (1948).