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William P. Gottlieb

1917 - 2006

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William Paul Gottlieb (January 28, 1917 – April 23, 2006) was an American photographer and newspaper columnist who is best known for his classic photographs of the leading performers of the Golden Age of American jazz in the 1930s and 1940s. Gottlieb's photographs are among the best known and widely reproduced images of this era of jazz.Gottlieb made portraits of hundreds of prominent jazz musicians and personalities, typically while they were playing or singing at well-known New York City jazz clubs. Gottlieb's subjects included Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Hines, Jo Stafford, Thelonious Monk, Stan Kenton, Ray McKinley, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Louis Jordan, Ella Fitzgerald, Toots Thielemans, Cab Calloway, and Benny Carter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William P. Gottlieb has received more than 102,777 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. William P. Gottlieb is the 93rd most popular photographer (down from 85th in 2019), the 6,635th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,025th in 2019) and the 25th most popular American Photographer.

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Among photographers, William P. Gottlieb ranks 93 out of 105Before him are Roman Vishniac, František Drtikol, Nick Ut, Lucien Clergue, Garry Winogrand, and F. Holland Day. After him are Ellen von Unwerth, Lotte Jacobi, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Malick Sidibé, Hedi Slimane, and Alvin Langdon Coburn.

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Among people born in 1917, William P. Gottlieb ranks 224Before him are Bagrat Shinkuba, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Madeleine Robinson, Durward Knowles, J. L. Mackie, and Laurindo Almeida. After him are Miroslav Brozović, Fyodor Khitruk, Henry Carlsson, Marion Donovan, Earl Cameron, and Helena Rasiowa. Among people deceased in 2006, William P. Gottlieb ranks 228Before him are Ángel Suquía Goicoechea, Don Knotts, Jaroslav Pelikan, Andrey Petrov, Don Thompson, and Frank Beyer. After him are Gösta Löfgren, Miroslav Brozović, Aron Gurevich, Oskar Pastior, Ruth Brown, and Darry Cowl.

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Among people born in United States, William P. Gottlieb ranks 6,635 out of 18,182Before him are Michael Angelo Batio (1956), Sting (1959), Neal E. Miller (1909), Dave Bing (1943), Robert Guillaume (1927), and Josephine Diebitsch Peary (1863). After him are Paul McCrane (1961), Robert Rubin (1938), Matt Frewer (1958), Jane Pierce (1806), Corbin Bleu (1989), and William Dean Howells (1837).

Among PHOTOGRAPHERS In United States

Among photographers born in United States, William P. Gottlieb ranks 25Before him are Spencer Tunick (1967), Gertrude Käsebier (1852), Bob Guccione (1930), William Eggleston (1939), Garry Winogrand (1928), and F. Holland Day (1864). After him are Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882), Sally Mann (1951), Helen Levitt (1913), Bert Stern (1929), Francesca Woodman (1958), and Karl Struss (1886).