Ruth Brown

1928 - 2006

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Ruth Alston Brown (née Weston; January 12, 1928 – November 17, 2006) was an American singer-songwriter and actress, sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B". She was noted for bringing a pop music style to R&B music in a series of hit songs for Atlantic Records in the 1950s, such as "So Long", "Teardrops from My Eyes" and "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean". For these contributions, Atlantic became known as "the house that Ruth built" (alluding to the popular nickname for the old Yankee Stadium). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ruth Brown has received more than 639,380 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Ruth Brown is the 4,076th most popular actor (down from 3,666th in 2019), the 6,352nd most popular biography from United States (down from 5,755th in 2019) and the 1,996th most popular American Actor.

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  • 23

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  • 2.48

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  • 3.80

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Among actors, Ruth Brown ranks 4,076 out of 10,030Before her are Lesley Manville, Dominic Cooper, Cassandra Peterson, Rinko Kikuchi, Marla Gibbs, and Michel Blanc. After her are Harry Hamlin, Megan Boone, Aria Giovanni, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Osvaldo Ríos, and Desi Arnaz.

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Among people born in 1928, Ruth Brown ranks 358Before her are Alice Drummond, Marian Seldes, Joe Morello, Santiago Vernazza, Jaime Sin, and Léon Glovacki. After her are Vladimir Toporov, Tom Lehrer, Azlan Shah of Perak, Miroslav Filip, Pierre Tchernia, and Raúl Cárdenas. Among people deceased in 2006, Ruth Brown ranks 219Before her are Zdravko Rajkov, Gordon Parks, Jaroslav Pelikan, Darry Cowl, Maxi Herber, and Eugène Martin. After her are Zsuzsa Körmöczy, Said Mohamed Djohar, Frank Beyer, Peter Osgood, Barnard Hughes, and György Faludy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ruth Brown ranks 6,352 out of 15,968Before her are Leila Denmark (1898), Galo Plaza (1906), Cassandra Peterson (1951), Hal Blaine (1929), Marla Gibbs (1931), and Akebono Tarō (1969). After her are Harry Hamlin (1951), Charles W. Gilmore (1874), Marc Wright (1890), Megan Boone (1983), Eric Martin (1960), and Aria Giovanni (1977).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ruth Brown ranks 1,996Before her are Margaret Dumont (1882), Wendy O. Williams (1949), Topher Grace (1978), Michael Rosenbaum (1972), Cassandra Peterson (1951), and Marla Gibbs (1931). After her are Harry Hamlin (1951), Megan Boone (1983), Aria Giovanni (1977), Swoosie Kurtz (1944), Marshall Allman (1984), and Tom Tryon (1926).

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