Birth Month Day of 08-21 (Sorted by Death Date Ascending)
4. James Moody
James Moody was born on August 21, 1887 in Scarborough, England as James Paul Moody. He died on April 15, 1912.
Writer | He Who Gets Slapped
Leonid Andreev was born on August 21, 1871 in Orel, Russia. His father, named Nikolai Ivanovich Andreev, was a member of the provincial Russian Nobility and worked as a land inspector for the government. His mother, Named Anastasia Nikolaevna Andreeva (Pazkovska) belonged to the Polish Nobility. ...
9. R.D. Jones
Stunts | The Ancient Highway
Renold Dewey Jones grew up in Redondo Beach, California. He and his younger brother John P. were raised by his mother Minnie and his stepfather George Horton. R.D., as he was called, married Vera Bennett, a daughter of one of the families that founded Inglewood, California. They had two sons, ...
11. Oscar Nielsen
Actor | Manden med Klumpfoden
Oscar Nielsen was born on August 21, 1858 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Oskar Peter Nielsen. He was an actor, known for Manden med Klumpfoden (1916), Den frelsende Film (1916) and Kærlighedens Firkløver (1915). He was married to Christine Petrine Lovise Nielsen. He died on February 7, 1926.
13. Arthur Tauchert
Actor | The Sentimental Bloke
One of Australia's most popular early actors, Arthur William Tauchert was of German-Irish extraction. He initially gained recognition on the vaudeville circuits of Sydney and Melbourne, first as a 'parody' singer, later as a member of various different vaudeville troupes. By 1913 he had gained a ...
14. Wilbur Higby
Actor | Hoodoo Ann
Prior to acting on stage, Higby played professional baseball in Grand Rapids. Higby played stock with Otis Skinner, Wilton Lackaye and Marguerite Clark before entering films with Universal in 1914. Higby played on screen with Douglas Fairbanks and worked with Elmer Clifton and W. Christy Cabanne. ...
16. Harry T. Morey
Actor | Beating the Odds
Harry T. Morey was born on August 21, 1873 in Charlotte, Michigan, USA as Harold Temple Morey . He was an actor and cinematographer, known for Beating the Odds (1919), A Man's Home (1921) and Beyond the Rainbow (1922). He died on January 24, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
21. Herbert Mundin
Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood
Herbert Mundin was born on August 21, 1898 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England as Herbert Thomas Mundin. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), David Copperfield (1935) and Chandu the Magician (1932). He was married to Ann Shaw and Hilda Frances Hoyes. He died on March 5, ...
23. Burr McIntosh
Actor | Way Down East
Burr McIntosh born William Burr McIntosh in Ohio in 1862. Son of the President of public utility and Cleveland Gas Coal Company William Ambrose. Burr was educated at Lafayette College in Princeton where he became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity in 1884. became a star on Broadway stage, perhaps...
24. Edmund Mortimer
Director | The Broad Road
Edmund Mortimer was born on August 21, 1874 in New York City, New York, USA as Edmund Mortimer Olson. He was an actor and director, known for The Broad Road (1923), The Exiles (1923) and A Woman's Way (1928). He was married to Louise Bates. He died on May 21, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
26. Henry Ainley
Actor | Iris
Henry Ainley was born on August 21, 1879 in Morley, Leeds, Yorkshire, England as Henry Hinchcliffe Ainley. He was an actor, known for Iris (1916), Sweet Lavender (1915) and Quinneys (1919). He was married to Suzanne Sheldon, Bettina von Hutton and Elaine Titus Fearon. He died on October 31, 1945 in...
28. Betty Alden
Actress | The Fountain
Betty Alden was born on August 21, 1891 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as Elsa A. Eickstaedt. She was an actress, known for The Fountain (1934) and The Nut Farm (1935). She was married to Edwin Maxwell. She died on April 7, 1948 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.
29. Roark Bradford
Writer | The Green Pastures
Writer Roark Bradford was born Roark Whitney Wickliffe Bradford in Lauderdale County, Texas, on August 21, 1896. He was descended from the first Governor or Massacvhusetts, William Bradford. He joined the US Army during World War I and became an officer in the Artillery Corps, but was never sent ...
35. Bernie Grossman
Soundtrack | Go-Get-'Em, Haines
Songwriter ("Thank You, America") and author, educated in public schools. He wrote special material for films, and he wrote the Broadway stage score for "Linger Longer Letty". Joining ASCAP in 1922, his chief musical collaborator was Al Goodman, and his other popular-song compositions include "...
Writer | Trois cents à l'heure
Victor de Cottens was born on August 21, 1862 in Eaux-Vives, Switzerland as Victor Jean Edgar Crinsoz de Cottens. He was a writer and actor, known for Trois cents à l'heure (1934), The 400 Tricks of the Devil (1906) and Paris to Monte Carlo (1905). He died on February 24, 1956 in Vichy, ...
41. George Moran
Chicago gangster George "Bugs" Moran was born to French immigrants on August 21, 1893 as Adelard Cunin in St. Paul, MN. He left St. Paul at age 19 and moved to Chicago, where he soon hooked up with several of the city's street gangs and got a taste of the criminal underworld. He took to it readily,...
45. John Deering
Actor | The Roaring Twenties
John Deering was born on August 21, 1904 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Roaring Twenties (1939), Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) and The Important Witness (1933). He died on January 28, 1959 in Hollywood, California, USA.
46. Olive Blakeney
Actress | Henry and Dizzy
Brown-haired, articulate American character actress who became a prolific performer on both sides of the Atlantic. Schooled in her native Kentucky she subsequently attended drama classes. Having relocated to London, she soon found steady employment in repertory theatre and eventually made her ...
50. Stanley Maxted
Actor | BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
Stanley Maxted was born on August 21, 1895 in Folkestone, Kent, England as Stanley Herbert Maxted. He was an actor, known for BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950), The Final Test (1953) and Never Let Me Go (1953). He died on May 10, 1963 in Chelsea, London, England.