Birthdays in Film & TV on April 21

  • 1822 Hannibal Goodwin, Episcopal priest who patented a method for making film used in Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope, born in Taughannock, New York (d. 1900)
  • 1870 Edwin S. Porter, American film pioneer (d. 1941)
  • 1886 Charles "Charlie" Naughton, Scottish actor (Frozen Limits), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • 1907 Beatrice Kay, American singer and actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & Col), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1914 Norman Panama, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Antonio "Anthony" Quinn, Mexican actor (Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia, Lust for Life), born in Chihuahua, Mexico (d. 2001)
  • 1916 Sidney Clute, actor, Lou Grant, Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1920 Christopher Dark [Alfred Francis DeLeo], American actor, (World Without End, The Time Tunnel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1921 Jack Fletcher, American actor (Calucci's Department, Once Upon a Mattress), born in Forest Hills, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1927 Gerald Flood, British actor (Doctor Who, Patton), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England (d. 1989)
  • 1930 Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1989)
  • 1932 Elaine May, American comedienne/writer/actress (New Leaf, Primary Colors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1935 Charles Grodin, Pitt, actor, Woman in Red, Lonely Guy, Heartbreak Kid)
  • 1945 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (d. 2000)
  • 1948 Claire Denis, actress (Boom Boom, Chocolat), born in Paris, France
  • 1949 Patti LuPone, actress/singer (Evita, Life Goes On), born in Northport, New York

  • 1954 James Morrison [Paige], American actor (24, Twin Peaks), born in Bountiful, Utah
  • 1957 Edward Leslie, American professional wrestler
  • 1958 Andie MacDowell, [Rosalie Anderson], American actress (Sex, Lies and Videotape, Green Card), born in Gaffney, South Carolina
  • 1963 John Cameron Mitchell, American actor (Misplaced, Band of the Hand), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1963 Roy Dupuis, Canadian actor
  • 1965 Karen Foster, Lufkin Texas, playmate (Oct, 1989)
  • 1970 Glen Hansard, Irish songwriter and actor
  • 1970 Rob Riggle, American comedian
  • 1970 Nicole Sullivan, American actress
  • 1971 Jennifer Reed, Miss USA-Michigan (1997)
  • 1972 Lori Flick, Miss America-Massachusetts (1997), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1975 Angela Michelle Hughes, Anderson SC, Miss America-SC (1997)
  • 1978 Avi Phillips, Ontario, actor (Maniac Mansion)
  • 1979 James McAvoy, Scottish actor (X-Men: First Class), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1981 Stephanie Larimore, American model
  • 1984 Ashley Peldon, actress (Marsha-Guilding Light, Deceived), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1988 Robbie Amell, Canadian actor (Tomorrow People), born in Toronto, Ontario