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Oscar Levant

1906 - 1972

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Oscar Levant (December 27, 1906 – August 14, 1972) was an American concert pianist, composer, conductor, author, radio game show panelist, television talk show host, comedian, and actor. He had roles in the films Rhapsody in Blue (1945), The Barkleys of Broadway (1949), An American in Paris (1951), and The Band Wagon (1953). He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 for recordings featuring his piano performances. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oscar Levant has received more than 1,543,821 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 17 in 2019). Oscar Levant is the 1,989th most popular musician (down from 1,882nd in 2019), the 10,296th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,758th in 2019) and the 811th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Oscar Levant ranks 1,989 out of 2,662Before him are Frank Peterson, Andrew Davis, Rudolf Koelman, Beatrice Ohanessian, Steve Albini, and Flemming Rasmussen. After him are Michael Romeo, Fenriz, Dave Bartholomew, Aaron Burckhard, Lowell George, and Slim Whitman.

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Among people born in 1906, Oscar Levant ranks 361Before him are Olive Borden, Klaus Egge, John Betjeman, Diana Wynyard, Edward Akufo-Addo, and Buddy Adler. After him are Irving Jaffee, Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Ted Morgan, S. I. Hayakawa, Alfredo Pitto, and Luis Marín. Among people deceased in 1972, Oscar Levant ranks 220Before him are Yuri Linnik, Roberto Urdaneta Arbeláez, Betty Blythe, François Bourbotte, Geeta Dutt, and Isabel Jewell. After him are William Boyd, Frederico Paredes, John Litel, Compton Mackenzie, Clyde McPhatter, and Józef Lange.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Oscar Levant ranks 10,296 out of 18,182Before him are Moon Bloodgood (1975), Steve Albini (1962), Phil Silvers (1911), Josh Gad (1981), Claudio Reyna (1973), and Gloria Talbott (1931). After him are George Whitefield Chadwick (1854), Michael Romeo (1968), Anna J. Harrison (1912), Frankie Lymon (1942), Len Wein (1948), and Armand Duplantis (1999).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Oscar Levant ranks 811Before him are Chris Broderick (1970), Sandy West (1959), David "Honeyboy" Edwards (1915), Stone Gossard (1966), Harvey Mason (1947), and Steve Albini (1962). After him are Michael Romeo (1968), Dave Bartholomew (1918), Aaron Burckhard (1963), Lowell George (1945), Slim Whitman (1923), and Adam Jones (1965).