Famous People Born in 1921

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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 Barney Miller from 1975 to 1977 and on its spinoff show Fish that aired from February 1977 to June 1978 on ABC. After mistaken reports of his death in 1982 and 1987, Vigoda has been the subject of running gags as to whether he is dead or alive. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 98

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

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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 (January 31, 1921 - January 15, 2019) was 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. On television, she made many appearances as an entertainer on variety shows, from The Ed Sullivan Show to Hollywood Squares. She is also known for her performance as The White Queen in a 1985 production of Alice in Wonderland. Nominated for her first Tony Award in 1956 for The Vamp, Channing's second nomination came in 1961 for Show Girl. In 1964 she originated the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 98

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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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. He was often cast in the role of a police officer, gunfighter, or vigilante in revenge-oriented plot lines. He had long collaborations with film directors Michael Winner and J. Lee Thompson. In 1965, he was featured as Major Wolenski in Battle of the Bulge. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)

Birthplace: Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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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 television career, he is best known for his five-year role as Lucas McCain in the highly rated ABC series The Rifleman. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 71 (1921-1992)

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

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