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Sarah Vaughan

1924 - 1990

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Sarah Lois Vaughan (March 27, 1924 – April 3, 1990) was an American jazz singer. Nicknamed "Sassy" and "The Divine One", she won two Grammy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, and was nominated for a total of nine Grammy Awards. She was given an NEA Jazz Masters Award in 1989. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sarah Vaughan has received more than 1,708,433 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Sarah Vaughan is the 58th most popular singer (down from 51st in 2019), the 389th most popular biography from United States (down from 349th in 2019) and the 24th most popular American Singer.

Sarah Vaughan is most famous for her jazz vocal style and for being the first African-American woman to sing with a major symphony orchestra.

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Among singers, Sarah Vaughan ranks 58 out of 3,528Before her are Ella Fitzgerald, George Michael, Phil Collins, 50 Cent, Jennifer Lopez, and Kurt Cobain. After her are Stevie Wonder, Eminem, Carlos Gardel, Amália Rodrigues, Rod Stewart, and Salvatore Adamo.

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Among people born in 1924, Sarah Vaughan ranks 11Before her are Marcello Mastroianni, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Kim Dae-jung, Robert Mugabe, Eli Cohen, and Truman Capote. After her are Jacques Le Goff, Jean-François Lyotard, Benny Hill, Black Dahlia, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Süleyman Demirel. Among people deceased in 1990, Sarah Vaughan ranks 12Before her are Roald Dahl, Louis Althusser, Leonard Bernstein, Alberto Moravia, Norbert Elias, and Paulette Goddard. After her are Friedrich Dürrenmatt, John Bowlby, Pavel Cherenkov, Yun Posun, Sergei Parajanov, and Lê Đức Thọ.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sarah Vaughan ranks 389 out of 18,182Before her are Chester W. Nimitz (1885), Kurt Russell (1951), Nicole Kidman (1967), Kevin Costner (1955), Jeff Bridges (1949), and Charles Goodyear (1800). After her are Gertrude B. Elion (1918), Jerome Bruner (1915), Carroll Shelby (1923), Shirley Temple (1928), Henry Clay (1777), and Jodie Foster (1962).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Sarah Vaughan ranks 24Before her are Nina Simone (1933), Billie Holiday (1915), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), 50 Cent (1975), Jennifer Lopez (1969), and Kurt Cobain (1967). After her are Stevie Wonder (1950), Eminem (1972), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), Diana Ross (1944), Glen Campbell (1936), and Prince (1958).