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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 referred to 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 777,926 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Ruth Brown is the 4,496th most popular actor (down from 4,076th in 2019), the 6,703rd most popular biography from United States (down from 6,348th in 2019) and the 2,096th most popular American Actor.

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  • 780k

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  • 46.40

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.50

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Ruth Brown ranks 4,496 out of 9,996Before her are Amr Waked, Tim Daly, Allen Garfield, Lola Albright, Hilary Duff, and Barry Humphries. After her are Kate Nelligan, Seth Gilliam, Patrick O'Neal, Shuhrat Abbosov, Moritz Bleibtreu, and Eva LaRue.

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Among people born in 1928, Ruth Brown ranks 369Before her are Paul Dooley, Irena Veisaitė, Clifford Edmund Bosworth, Vladimir Toporov, Léon Glovacki, and Judith Krantz. After her are Pete Rademacher, Veijo Meri, Johnny Griffin, Nunzio Gallo, Ján Zachara, and Dolph Schayes. Among people deceased in 2006, Ruth Brown ranks 233Before her are Frank Beyer, William P. Gottlieb, Gösta Löfgren, Miroslav Brozović, Aron Gurevich, and Oskar Pastior. After her are Darry Cowl, György Faludy, Ole Madsen, Gordon Parks, Kenneth Lay, and Duygu Asena.

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Among people born in United States, Ruth Brown ranks 6,703 out of 18,182Before her are Tim Daly (1956), Allen Garfield (1939), Lola Albright (1924), Carl Blegen (1887), Hilary Duff (1987), and Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann (1933). After her are Big Show (1972), Seth Gilliam (1968), Walter Reed (1851), Dion DiMucci (1939), Pete Rademacher (1928), and Patrick O'Neal (1927).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ruth Brown ranks 2,096Before her are Charmian Carr (1942), Kim Manners (1951), Tim Daly (1956), Allen Garfield (1939), Lola Albright (1924), and Hilary Duff (1987). After her are Seth Gilliam (1968), Patrick O'Neal (1927), Eva LaRue (1966), Noah Hathaway (1971), Alexis Denisof (1966), and Amy Smart (1976).

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