October 1921 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Oct 28 Amsterdam's Tuschinski movie theater opens

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 30 "The Sheik", a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, premieres in Los Angeles

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Oct 1 James Whitmore, American actor (The Shawshank Redemption, Give 'em Hell Harry), born in White Plains, New York (d. 2009)
  • Oct 9 Michel Boisrond, French film director (d. 2002)
  • Oct 13 Harper MacKay, orchestra leader (NBC Follies), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 13 Yves Montand [Ivo Livi], Italian-French actor and singer (Z, Napoleon, Grand Prix), born in Monsummano Terme, Italy (d. 1991)
  • Oct 16 Michael Conrad, American actor (Delvecchio, Hill St Blues), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • Oct 17 Tom Poston, American actor (Newhart, Mork & Mindy, Steve Allen Show, Newhart), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • Oct 19 George Nader, American actor (Robot Monster, Away All Boats), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2002)
  • Oct 29 Edward "Ed" Kemmer, American actor (Space Patrol, Lux Video Theatre), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Oct 17 Katherine Griffith [Kiernan], American actress (Pollyanna, Fast Company), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 45