On This Day

Year 1921 in Film & Television (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 28 Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (All About My Mother), born in Lima, Peru (d. 2007)
  • Sep 3 Harry Landers [Sorokin], American actor (Star Trek, Ben Casey, Drive a Crooked Road), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Sep 5 Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Sep 8 Harry Secombe, Welsh actor, comedian, singer and goon (The Goon Show, Oliver!), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2001)
  • Sep 11 Edwin Richfield, British actor (Interpol Calling, The Avengers), born in London England (d. 1990)
  • Sep 12 Frank McGee, American news anchor (NBC Evening News), born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1974)
  • Sep 14 Hughes Rudd, American news anchor (CBS Morning News), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1992)
  • Sep 15 Norma MacMillan, Canadian voice actress (Casper the Ghost), born in Vancouver (d. 2001)
  • Sep 20 Melvin "Slappy" White, American comedian and actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1995)
  • Sep 24 Jim McKay, American sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Sep 30 Deborah Kerr, American actress (The King & I, Night of Iguana), born in Helensburg Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 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 and screenwriter, born in Châteauneuf-en-Thymerais, France (d. 2002)
  • Oct 13 Harper MacKay, American orchestra leader (NBC Follies), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 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 21 Sir Malcolm Arnold, British trumpeter, and classical and film score composer (The Bridge On The River Kwai), born in Northampton, England (d. 2006)
  • Oct 29 Edward "Ed" Kemmer, American actor (Space Patrol, Lux Video Theatre), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • Nov 2 Shepard Menken, American voice and character actor (The Wild Wild West), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)

Person of interestCharles Bronson

Nov 3 Charles Bronson, American actor (Magnificent Seven, Death Wish, Dirty Dozen), born in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)

  • Nov 8 Gene Saks, American actor and director (One & Only, Prisoner of 2nd Ave), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • Nov 8 Jerome Hines [Heinz], American basso (I am The Way), born in Hollywood, California
  • Nov 9 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, German-British film scholar and exhibitor, born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • Nov 14 Brian Keith, American actor (Family Affair, Loneliest Runner, The Parent Trap), born in Bayonne, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • Nov 20 Phyllis Thaxter, American actress (Nora, Fort Worth), born in Portland, Maine (d. 2012)
  • Nov 20 Daniel "Dan" Frazer, American actor (Kojak, Take the Money and Run), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • Nov 21 Vivian Blaine, American actress (Guys & Dolls, Skirts Ahoy), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1995)

Person of interestRodney Dangerfield

Nov 22 Rodney Dangerfield [John Cohen], comedian (Caddyshack), born in Babylon, New York

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • Nov 22 Brian Cleeve, Irish broadcaster (d. 2003)
  • Nov 23 Ferdinando "Fred" Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1960)
  • Nov 29 Dagmar [Virginia Ruth Egnor], American actress, model, and television personality (Broadway's Open House), born in Yawkey, West Virginia (d. 2001)
  • Dec 1 Ralph Manza, American actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2000)
  • Dec 4 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2013)
  • Dec 5 Alvin "Alvy" Moore, American comic actor (Green Acres, Scream, Intruder), born in Vincennes, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • Dec 5 Peter Hansen, American actor (General Hospital, The War of the Roses), born in Oakland, California (d. 2017)
  • Dec 8 Terence Morgan, British actor (Sir Francis Drake, Curse of the Mummy's Tomb), born in London, England (d. 2005)
  • Dec 11 Maila Nurmi [Syrjäniemi], Finnish-American actress (The Vampira Show), born in Gloucester, Massachusetts or Petsamo, Finland (d. 2008)
  • Dec 23 Gerald S O'Loughlin, American actor and director (Storefront Lawyer, Rookies, Wheels), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)

Person of interestSteve Allen

Dec 26 Steve Allen, American comedian, composer, writer 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

Weddings in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV