Famous People Born In 1921

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Discover the most famous people born in 1921. The list includes people like Verghese Kurien, Nancy Reagan, Sugar Ray Robinson, Charles Bronson, Gene Roddenberry and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, actresses and poets born in 1921. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Prince Philip
(Husband of Queen Elizabeth II)
Prince Philip
105
Birthdate: 10th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece
Died: April 9, 2021
 2 
John Glenn
(Tthe First American to Orbit the Earth)
John Glenn
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 18th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cambridge, Ohio, United States
Died: December 8, 2016
 3 
Charles Bronson
(American Actor Best Known for Playing the Role of Police Officers, Gunfighters and Vigilantes)
Charles Bronson
19
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 30, 2003
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Rodney Dangerfield
(Stand-up Comedian Who Was Known for His Self-Deprecating One-Liner Humor and Catchphrase 'I Don't Get No Respect!')
Rodney Dangerfield
10
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Deer Park, New York, United States
Died: October 5, 2004
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Chuck Connors
(Famous for His Portrayal of ‘Lucas McCain’ in the ABC series ‘The Rifleman’)
Chuck Connors
16
Birthdate: 10th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 10, 1992
 6 
Sugar Ray Robinson
(One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time)
Sugar Ray Robinson
14
Listed In: Boxers
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ailey, Georgia, United States
Died: April 12, 1989
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Lana Turner
(One of the Highest Paid Actresses in the United States During the 1940s)
Lana Turner
28
Birthdate: 8th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wallace, Idaho, United States
Died: June 29, 1995
 8 
Nancy Reagan
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Nancy Reagan
20
Listed In: First Ladies
Birthdate: 6th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 6, 2016
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Donna Reed
(American Actress Known for Her Portrayal of 'Mary Hatch Bailey' in 'It’s a Wonderful Life')
Donna Reed
9
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 27th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Denison, Iowa, United States
Died: January 14, 1986
 10 
Brian Keith
(American Actor)
Brian Keith
10
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 14th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 24, 1997
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Gene Roddenberry
(Screenwriter, Producer, and Creator of American TV Series, 'Star Trek: The Original Series')
Gene Roddenberry
5
Birthdate: 19th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: El Paso
Died: October 24, 1991
 12 
Deborah Kerr
(British Actress Who was Known for Her Impeccable Grace and Beauty)
Deborah Kerr
4
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Helensburgh
Died: October 16, 2007
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Jane Russell
(Actress, Singer and Model Who was One of Hollywood's Leading Sex Symbols in the 1940s and 1950s )
Jane Russell
12
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
Died: February 28, 2011
 14 
Abe Vigoda
(Best Known for His Role in The Film ‘The Godfather’)
Abe Vigoda
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 24th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 26, 2016
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Sophie Scholl
(German Student and Anti-Nazi Political Activist)
Sophie Scholl
18
Birthdate: 9th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Forchtenberg, Germany
Died: February 22, 1943
 16 
Peter Ustinov
(British Actor Known for Playing 'Inspector Hercule Poirot' in 'Agatha Christie' Mystery Films)
Peter Ustinov
2
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Swiss Cottage, London, England
Died: March 28, 2004
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Nancy Kulp
(Actress)
Nancy Kulp
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 28th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 3, 1991
 18 
Alan Hale Jr.
(Actor)
Alan Hale Jr.
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Birthdate: 8th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: January 2, 1990
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Carol Channing
(Actress)
Carol Channing
5
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
Died: January 15, 2019
 20 
Alex Haley
(Writer)
Alex Haley
5
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 11th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States
Died: February 10, 1992
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James Whitmore
1
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: February 6, 2009
 22 
Steve Allen
(TV personality)
Steve Allen
5
Birthdate: 26th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 30, 2000
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Esther Williams
(American Competitive Swimmer and Actress)
Esther Williams
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 8th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
Died: June 6, 2013
 24 
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
(American Philanthropist and Founder of the ‘Special Olympics’)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 11, 2009
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Mary Jackson
(Mathematician)
Mary Jackson
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Listed In: Mathematicians
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia, United States
Died: February 11, 2005
 26 
Tom Poston
(Actor)
Tom Poston
3
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: April 30, 2007
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Michael I of Romania
(The Last King of Romania (1927 - 1930))
Michael I of Romania
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Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Romania
Died: December 5, 2017
 28 
Dirk Bogarde
(English actor)
Dirk Bogarde
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 28th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London
Died: May 8, 1999
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Monty Hall
(Canadian Television Host Best Known as the Game Show Host and Producer of 'Let’s Make a Deal')
Monty Hall
5
Birthdate: 25th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: September 30, 2017
 30 
Betty Hutton
(film actor, singer, stage actor, television actor)
Betty Hutton
5
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Battle Creek
Died: March 11, 2007
 31 
Paulo Freire
(Educator and Philosopher)
Paulo Freire
3
Birthdate: 19th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Recife, Brazil
Died: May 2, 1997
 32 
Judy Holliday
(Actress)
Judy Holliday
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 21st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: June 7, 1965
 33 
Satyajit Ray
(Indian filmmaker)
Satyajit Ray
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Birthdate: 2nd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: April 23, 1992
 34 
Tommy Cooper
(Comedian)
Tommy Cooper
4
Listed In: Comedians
Birthdate: 19th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caerphilly
Died: April 15, 1984
 35 
Betty Friedan
(Feminist, Writer)
Betty Friedan
8
Birthdate: 4th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: eoria, Illinois, United States
Died: February 4, 2004
 36 
James Dougherty
(American Police Officer and First Husband of Actress Marilyn Monroe)
James Dougherty
5
Birthdate: 12th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Texas, United States
Died: August 15, 2005
 37 
Deanna Durbin
(Actress & Singer)
Deanna Durbin
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 4th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: April 17, 2013
 38 
Patricia Highsmith
(Novelist)
Patricia Highsmith
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: February 4, 1995
 39 
John Agar
(Actor)
John Agar
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 7, 2002
 40 
Mario Lanza
(Actor, Tenor)
Mario Lanza
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 31st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 7, 1959
 41 
Hugh Downs
(Broadcaster)
Hugh Downs
4
Birthdate: 14th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: July 1, 2020
 42 
Mamie Till
(American Civil Rights Activist, Who Lost Her Son 'Emmett Till' to a Racist Attack)
Mamie Till
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Webb, Mississippi, United States
Died: January 6, 2003
 43 
John Russell
(Actor, Officer, Film actor, Television actor)
John Russell
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 19, 1991
 44 
Gordon MacRae
(Actor)
Gordon MacRae
4
Birthdate: 12th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Orange, New Jersey, USA
Died: January 24, 1986
 45 
Harry Carey Jr.
(Actor)
Harry Carey Jr.
0
Birthdate: 16th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saugus, Santa Clarita, California Saugus, Santa Clarita, California Santa Clarita, California, United States
Died: December 27, 2012
 46 
Otto Graham
(American Football Player)
Otto Graham
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, USA
Died: December 17, 2003
 47 
Yves Montand
(Actor)
Yves Montand
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Monsummano Terme, Italy
Died: November 9, 1991
 48 
Louis Jourdan
(Actor)
Louis Jourdan
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 19th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: February 14, 2015
 49 
Andrei Sakharov
(Soviet Nuclear Physicist, Dissident and Winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize for Peace)
Andrei Sakharov
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 21st May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 14, 1989
 50 
Roy Campanella
(Baseball player - Catcher)
Roy Campanella
2
Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 26, 1993