Famous People Born in December 1921

  • Dec 1 Ralph Manza, American actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart), born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 2 Isabella Karle, American scientist who was instrumental in developing techniques to extract plutonium chloride, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • Dec 3 Hans G. Kresse, Dutch cartoonist (known for the comic strip Eric de Noorman), born in the Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Dec 3 Phyllis Curtin, American soprano (NYC Opera), born in Clarksburg, West Virginia (d. 2016)
  • Dec 4 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (d. 2013)
  • Dec 5 Alvy Moore, actor (Mr Kimball-Green Acres)
  • Dec 5 George Henderson, priest/politician
  • Dec 5 Peter Hansen, American actor (General Hospital), born in Oakland, California (d. 2017)

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Dec 6 Otto Graham, American NFL Quarterback (Cleveland Browns), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 2003)

NFL Quarterback Otto Graham
NFL Quarterback
Otto Graham
  • Dec 6 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician and composer (d. 2004)
  • Dec 7 Arne Dorumsgaard, composer
  • Dec 7 Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Indian Hindu spiritual leader (BAPS), born in Chansad, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • Dec 8 Terence Morgan, actor (Adv of Sir Francis Drake), born in London, England
  • Dec 8 Terence Weil, cellist/teacher
  • Dec 11 Maila Nurmi, Petsamo Finland, actress (Vampira)
  • Dec 15 Bobby Todd, US comic/actor (Original Sin)
  • Dec 19 Ludvik Podest, composer
  • Dec 21 James Tye, safety expert
  • Dec 21 Joan Dickson, British cellist and teacher, born in Edinburgh (d. 1994)
  • Dec 22 Hawkshaw Hawkins, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • Dec 22 Robert Frank Kurka, composer
  • Dec 23 Gerald S O'Loughlin, American actor (Storefront Lawyer, Rookies, Wheels), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 24 Bill Dudley, NFL halfback (Pittsburgh, Detroit, Washington)
  • Dec 24 Gerard Thomas Victory, composer
  • Dec 25 Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist (d. 2000)

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Dec 26 Steve Allen, American comedian, composer, actor and TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Dec 26 John Severin, Jersey City, New Jersey, comic book artist (Hulk, Mad Magazine), (d. 2012)
  • Dec 28 Eddy Doorenbos, Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist
  • Dec 28 Johnny Otis [Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes], US R&B musician, producer, and talent scout ("godfather of rhythm and blues"), born in Vallejo California (d. 2012)
  • Dec 29 Dobrica Cosic, Serbian writer and President 1992-93), born in Velika Drenova, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2014)
  • Dec 29 Mala Powers, actress (Cyrano de Bergerac) [or 12/20/31], born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 29 Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (d. 2006)
  • Dec 30 Michael Hollings, British Catholic priest/crusader, born in Camberley, London (d. 1997)
  • Dec 30 Rashid Karami, Lebanon, 10 time PM: 1955..87 of Lebanon
  • Dec 31 Lynn Compton, jurist (Sirhan Sirhan prosecutor) and commissioned officer (Easy Company, 101st Airborne), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)