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. He recorded over 100 songs that became hits on the pop charts. His trio was the model for small jazz ensembles that followed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nat King Cole has received more than 7,014,719 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Nat King Cole is the 78th most popular musician (up from 87th in 2019), the 493rd most popular biography from United States (up from 509th in 2019) and the 25th 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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  • 74.55

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  • 67

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  • 4.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Nat King Cole ranks 78 out of 2,675Before him are Björn Ulvaeus, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Cliff Burton, Yehudi Menuhin, and Baroness Mary Vetsera. After him are Giorgio Moroder, Stuart Sutcliffe, Lou Reed, Cosima Wagner, Richard Wright, and Maurice Gibb.

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Among people born in 1919, Nat King Cole ranks 9Before him are J. D. Salinger, Edmund Hillary, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Doris Lessing, Primo Levi, and Desmond Doss. After him are Zhao Ziyang, Giulio Andreotti, Margot Fonteyn, Georgios Papadopoulos, Kim Jong-suk, and Donald Pleasence. Among people deceased in 1965, Nat King Cole ranks 12Before him are Martin Buber, W. Somerset Maugham, Stan Laurel, Farouk of Egypt, Eli Cohen, and T. S. Eliot. After him are Moshe Sharett, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Louise Mountbatten, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, Hermann Staudinger, and Edward Victor Appleton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Nat King Cole ranks 493 out of 15,968Before him are Jared Leto (1971), Robert Zemeckis (1952), Steve Wozniak (1950), D. B. Cooper (1931), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), and Immanuel Wallerstein (1930). After him are Viggo Mortensen (1958), Sidney Sheldon (1917), Harold Lloyd (1893), Machine Gun Kelly (1895), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), and Natalie Wood (1938).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Nat King Cole ranks 25Before him are Chet Baker (1929), Dean Martin (1917), John Coltrane (1926), Duke Ellington (1899), Cliff Burton (1962), and Yehudi Menuhin (1916). After him are Lou Reed (1942), Benny Goodman (1909), Buddy Holly (1936), Glenn Miller (1904), Alice Cooper (1948), and Ritchie Valens (1941).