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List of famous people born in 1921, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1921 is loosely ordered by popularity, so the most well-known people are at the top. All sorts of men and women are featured on this list, including actors, singers, musicians and athletes born in 1921. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1921, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1921 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

This list below has everything from Rodney Dangerfield to Charles Bronson.

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Abe Vigoda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1921
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Abraham Charles "Abe" Vigoda is an American movie and television actor who appeared in The Godfather, Barney Miller, and Joe Versus the Volcano. Vigoda is well known for his portrayal of Sal Tessio in The Godfather and for his portrayal of Detective Sgt. Phil Fish on the sitcom television series ...more

Age: 96

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

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Carol Channing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1921
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Carol Elaine Channing is an American actress, singer, dancer, comedian, and voice artist. She won the Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Muzzy Van Hossmere in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Other film appearances include playing ...more

Age: 96

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Singer

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#15 on The Greatest Broadway Stars of All Time

#22 on The Best Living Actresses Over 80

#12 on The Greatest Female Broadway Stars

#8 on The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '70s

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Charles Bronson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1921
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Charles Bronson was an American film and television actor. He starred in films such as Once Upon a Time in the West, The Magnificent Seven, The Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape, Rider on the Rain, The Mechanic, and the Death Wish series. He was often cast in the role of a police officer, gunfighter, or ...more

Age: Died at 82 (1921-2003)

Birthplace: Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Miner, Soldier, Actor

Also Ranked

#36 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#18 on The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

#10 on The Greatest Western Movie Stars

#78 on Celebrities Who Would Probably Be Bad at Cuddling

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Chuck Connors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1921
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Kevin Joseph "Chuck" Connors was an American actor, writer and professional basketball and baseball player. He is one of only 12 athletes in the history of American professional sports to have played both Major League Baseball and in the National Basketball Association. With a 40-year film and ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1921-1992)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Basketball player, Baseball player, Screenwriter, Actor, Athlete

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#15 on The Greatest Western Movie Stars

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