Birth Month Day of 04-21 (Sorted by Death Date Ascending)
Writer | Jane Eyre
Charlotte was born 1816, the third of the six children of Patrick Brontë, an Anglican clergyman, and his wife Maria Branwell Brontë. After their mother's death in 1821, Charlotte and her sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, were sent to Cowan Bridge Clergy Daughters' School, which Charlotte would later ...
5. Paul Dresser
Soundtrack | The Myth of Fingerprints
Composer, songwriter ("My Gal Sal", "On the Banks of the Wabash" [the official Indiana state song]), author, actor, singer, publisher and producer, educated at St. Meinrad's in Switz City, Indiana during training for the priesthood. He joined a medicine show at 16, then toured in vaudeville as a ...
Actor | Tarzan of the Apes
True Boardman was born on April 21, 1880 in Oakland, California, USA as William True Boardman. He was an actor, known for Tarzan of the Apes (1918), The Further Adventures of Stingaree (1917) and The Doctor and the Woman (1918). He was married to Virginia True Boardman. He died on September 28, ...
9. Max Weber
Max Weber was born on April 21, 1864 in Erfurt, Germany. He died on June 14, 1920 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
17. Edwin S. Porter
Director | The White Pearl
In the late 1890s Porter worked as both a projectionist and mechanic, eventually becoming director and cameraman for the Edison Manufacturing Company. Influenced by both the "Brighton school" and the story films of Georges Méliès, Porter went on to make important shorts such as Life of an American ...
18. Tony Sarg
Director | Adam Raises Cain
The only son of German Consul Francis Charles Sarg (also an artist), and his English wife, Mary Elizabeth Parker. Tony Sarg's grandfather taught him woodcarving. His grandmother, who painted, was also an inspiration. After his grandmother's death, Sarg inherited her beautiful collection of animals,...
20. G.W. Bitzer
Cinematographer | Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl
G.W. Bitzer was born on April 21, 1872 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA as Johann Gottlob Wilhelm Bitzer. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919), Orphans of the Storm (1921) and Logging in Maine (1906). He was married to Ethel Boddy. He ...
25. Tex Cooper
Actor | King of the Bullwhip
Tex Cooper was born as Judge Thomas Cooper in Denton, Texas, the son of Wilford Cooper and Lemon Pair. Tex had siblings Walter and George Cooper. His parents were farmers and hailed from Bradley County, Tennessee. Tex's trademark in the movies was his Buffalo Bill lookalike appearance. His ...
27. Arthur Millett
Actor | The Wildcat
Arthur Millett was born on April 21, 1874 in Pittsfield, Maine, USA as Arthur Nelson Millett. He was an actor, known for The Wildcat (1925), Winds of the Wasteland (1936) and The Land Just Over Yonder (1916). He was married to Neva Gerber. He died on February 24, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, ...
29. Vincent Scotto
Soundtrack | Wonder Woman
Vincent Scotto was born on April 21, 1874 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. He was a composer, known for Wonder Woman (2017), The Quiet American (2002) and From Paris with Love (2010). He was married to Marguerite Monier. He died on November 15, 1952 in Paris, France.
32. Hans Fritzsche
Hans Fritzsche was born on April 21, 1900 in Bochum, Germany. He was married to Hildegard Springer. He died on September 27, 1953 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany.
Actor | Die Wirtin zum Weißen Röß'l
Wilfried Seyferth was born on April 21, 1908 in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany. He was an actor, known for Die Wirtin zum Weißen Röß'l (1943), Decision Before Dawn (1951) and Schicksal (1942). He was married to Eva Ingeborg Scholz, Tatjana Iwanow, Irene Naef and Lu Säuberlich. He died ...
34. Charles Belden
Writer | House of Wax
American dramatist and screenwriter, a former journalist. He attended Brown and Yale Universities and started in films in the early 1930s, working primarily for Warner Brothers, Universal and 20th Century Fox. He was married to the actresses Beth Milton and Joan Marsh. Belden is best known for his ...
37. Olav Riégo
Actor | Charleys tant
Olav Riégo was born on April 21, 1891 in Helsingfors, Finland as Carl Olav Riégo. He was an actor and assistant director, known for Charleys tant (1926), Torment (1944) and Löjtnantshjärtan (1942). He died on December 25, 1956 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden.
38. Robert Thoeren
Writer | Some Like It Hot
Robert Thoeren was born on April 21, 1903 in Brünn, Moravia, Austria-Hungary as Robert Thorsch. He was a writer and actor, known for Some Like It Hot (1959), The Prowler (1951) and Singapore (1947). He was married to Erica Beer and Manina Tischler. He died on July 13, 1957 in Munich, Germany.
Influential American theater, film and industrial designer, Mr. Geddes added "Bel" to his surname as a theatrical flourish. "Bel" was in fact his wife's given name. He was the father of stage, screen and television actress Barbara Bel Geddes. A stage designer in early years in the theater, he ...
Actor | While the Sun Shines
Douglas Jefferies was born on April 21, 1884 in Islington, London, England as George Douglas Jefferies. He was an actor, known for While the Sun Shines (1947), The Cardinal (1936) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). He was married to Nora Kathleen Wallis. He died on December 27, 1959 in Highgate, ...