Tom Waits

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Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American musician, composer, songwriter and actor. His lyrics often focus on the underbelly of society and are delivered in his trademark deep, gravelly voice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Waits has received more than 9,849,470 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. Tom Waits is the 485th most popular actor (down from 480th in 2019), the 905th most popular biography from United States (up from 906th in 2019) and the 249th most popular Actor.

Tom Waits is a singer-songwriter and actor. He is most famous for his gravelly voice and his song "Ol' 55."

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  • 9.8M

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  • 62.79

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  • 53

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  • 4.51

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  • 4.64

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Among actors, Tom Waits ranks 485 out of 9,996Before him are Jane Seymour, Kevin Bacon, Michael Lonsdale, Billy Bob Thornton, Barbara Stanwyck, and Armin Mueller-Stahl. After him are Tim Curry, Lionel Logue, Lee Strasberg, Asta Nielsen, Barry Nelson, and Steve Reeves.

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Among people born in 1949, Tom Waits ranks 48Before him are George Foreman, Ottmar Hitzfeld, John Belushi, Lionel Richie, Bill Nighy, and Joachim Sauer. After him are Billy Joel, Issei Sagawa, Thaksin Shinawatra, Ashraf Ghani, Luis Sepúlveda, and Gene Simmons.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tom Waits ranks 905 out of 18,182Before him are Kevin Bacon (1958), Sherwood Anderson (1876), Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), and Barbara Stanwyck (1907). After him are Willis Lamb (1913), James Tobin (1918), John Jacob Astor IV (1864), Barry Nelson (1917), Steve Reeves (1926), and Robert Vaughn (1932).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Tom Waits ranks 249Before him are Meg Ryan (1961), Steve Carell (1962), Anne Bancroft (1931), Kevin Bacon (1958), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), and Barbara Stanwyck (1907). After him are Barry Nelson (1917), Steve Reeves (1926), Robert Vaughn (1932), George Kennedy (1925), Jennifer Connelly (1970), and William Hurt (1950).

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