On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on October 21

  • 1880 Viking Eggeling, Swedish artist/filmmaker (Symphonie Diagonale), born in Lund, Sweden (d. 1925)
  • 1895 Edna Purviance, American silent film actress, worked with Charlie Chaplin (The Kid), born in Paradise Valley, Nevada (d. 1958)
  • 1895 J Delos Jewkes, American light opera, vaudeville, choral (Mormon Tabernacle), film and television bass singer, and actor (Stars And Stripes Forever; The Music Man; The Andy Griffith Show), born in Orangeville, Utah (d. 1984)
  • 1902 Lillian Bronson, American actress (Next Voice you Hear), born in Lockport, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1905 Carleton Young, American actor (Reefer Madness, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), born in Westfield, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1911 Peter Graves, British actor (Paradise Lagoon, Admirable Crichton), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • 1916 Andrea Checchi, Italian actor (The Lady Without Camelias, Two Anonymous Letters), born in Florence, Tuscany (d. 1974)
  • 1921 Sir Malcolm Arnold, British trumpeter, and classical and film score composer (The Bridge On The River Kwai), born in Northampton, England (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Joyce Randolph, American actress (The Honeymooners - "Trixie Norton"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1926 Leonard Rossiter, British actor (Rising Damp, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1984)
  • 1931 Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director known as the "Elvis Presley of India" (Amaran, Brahmachari, Vidhaata), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2011)
  • 1933 Georgia Brown [Lillian Getel], actress (Study in Terror, Fixer)
  • 1940 Julie Parrish, Middlesboro Ky, actress (Good Morning World, Capitol)

Person of interestJudith Sheindlin

1942 Judith Sheindlin, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jurist and TV Personality Judith Sheindlin
Jurist and TV Personality
Judith Sheindlin
  • 1943 Paula Kelly, American dancer and actress (Liz-Night Court), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1945 Everett McGill, actor (Jezebel's Kiss, Silver Bullet), born in Miami, Florida

  • 1948 Tom Everett, American actor
  • 1952 Patti Davis [Patricia Ann Reagan], singer/actress/writer, Ronald and Nancy's daughter
  • 1953 Eleonora Giorgi, actress (Nu de Femme, To Forget Venice), born in Rome, Italy

Person of interestCarrie Fisher

1956 Carrie Fisher, American actress (Princess Leia in Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally...) and writer (Postcards from the Edge), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2016)

Actress Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
  • 1959 Tony Ganios, American Actor
  • 1959 Ken Watanabe, Japanese actor
  • 1961 Mark Finch, film festival organiser
  • 1967 John Flaherty, American baseball catcher (Tampa Bay Devil Rays, New York Yankees) and broadcaster (YES Network, NY Yankees), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Felicity Andersen, Australian actress
  • 1972 Masakazu Morita, seiyu and actor
  • 1976 Jeremy Miller, West Covina California, actor (Ben-Growing Pains)
  • 1978 Will Estes, American actor

Person of interestKim Kardashian

1980 Kim [Kimberly] Kardashian, American TV personality (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), born in Los Angeles, California

TV Personality and Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality and Model
Kim Kardashian
  • 1982 Matt Dallas, American Actor
  • 1985 Maximillian Roeg, English actor (Aria), born in London
  • 1986 Alex Kew, British actor
  • 1986 Christopher Uckermann, Mexican-Swedish actor, and singer in the Latin pop group RBD, born in Mexico City, Mexico