Birth Month Day of 04-21 (Sorted by Birth Date Ascending)
Writer | Jane Eyre
Charlotte was born 1816, the third of the six children of Patrick Brontë, an Anglican clergyman, and his wife Maria Branwell Brontë. After their mother's death in 1821, Charlotte and her sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, were sent to Cowan Bridge Clergy Daughters' School, which Charlotte would later ...
5. Paul Dresser
Soundtrack | My Gal Sal
Composer, songwriter ("My Gal Sal", "On the Banks of the Wabash" [the official Indiana state song]), author, actor, singer, publisher and producer, educated at St. Meinrad's in Switz City, Indiana during training for the priesthood. He joined a medicine show at 16, then toured in vaudeville as a ...
9. Max Weber
Max Weber was born on April 21, 1864 in Erfurt, Kingdom of Prussia. He died on June 14, 1920 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
11. Hauk Aabel
Actor | Jeppe på bjerget
Popular Norwegian comedian of the silent period, in Norwegian and Swedish films. He made his stage debut in 1897 at the Christiania Theater in Oslo, and was a prominent and busy actor in the Norwegian theatre. In 1917, he began appearing in silent films in Sweden, then returned to Norway in 1927, ...
13. Edwin S. Porter
Director | The White Pearl
In the late 1890s Porter worked as both a projectionist and mechanic, eventually becoming director and cameraman for the Edison Manufacturing Company. Influenced by both the "Brighton school" and the story films of Georges Méliès, Porter went on to make important shorts such as Life of an American ...
18. G.W. Bitzer
Cinematographer | Logging in Maine
G.W. Bitzer was born on April 21, 1872 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA as Johann Gottlob Wilhelm Bitzer. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Logging in Maine (1906), Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) and Broken Blossoms (1919). He was married to Ethel Boddy. He ...
19. Arthur Millett
Actor | The Wildcat
Arthur Millett was born on April 21, 1874 in Pittsfield, Maine, USA as Arthur Nelson Millett. He was an actor, known for The Wildcat (1925), Winds of the Wasteland (1936) and The Land Just Over Yonder (1916). He was married to Neva Gerber. He died on February 24, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, ...
20. Vincent Scotto
Soundtrack | Wonder Woman
Vincent Scotto was born on April 21, 1874 in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. He was a composer, known for Wonder Woman (2017), The Quiet American (2002) and From Paris with Love (2010). He was married to Marguerite Monier. He died on November 15, 1952 in Paris, France.
23. Tex Cooper
Actor | King of the Bullwhip
Tex Cooper was born as Judge Thomas Cooper in Denton, Texas, the son of Wilford Cooper and Lemon Pair. Tex had siblings Walter and George Cooper. His parents were farmers and hailed from Bradley County, Tennessee. Tex's trademark in the movies was his Buffalo Bill lookalike appearance. His ...
24. Maurice Walsh
Writer | The Quiet Man
Maurice Walsh, very popular Irish author in the 1930's. Worked some time as an excise officer in the Scottish Highlands consequently many of his books are set in Scotland but include many Irish characters. Many of his stories are set in Scotland and Ireland in that wonderful period between the two ...
26. True Boardman
Actor | Tarzan of the Apes
True Boardman was born on April 21, 1880 in Oakland, California, USA as William True Boardman. He was an actor, known for Tarzan of the Apes (1918), The Further Adventures of Stingaree (1917) and Stingaree (1915). He was married to Virginia True Boardman. He died on September 28, 1918 in Los ...
29. Tony Sarg
Director | Adam Raises Cain
The only son of German Consul Francis Charles Sarg (also an artist), and his English wife, Mary Elizabeth Parker. Tony Sarg's grandfather taught him woodcarving. His grandmother, who painted, was also an inspiration. After his grandmother's death, Sarg inherited her beautiful collection of animals,...
Actor | Maske in Blau
Generally delightful Austrian character actor, the son of a railway official. Romanowsky had been variously employed as a locksmith and a wood carver, before becoming a student of the dramatic arts in Vienna and eventually making his stage debut in 1905. A protégé of Max Reinhardt, Romanowsky could ...
32. Hetty King
Actress | Lilacs in the Spring
Hetty King was born on April 21, 1883 in New Brighton, Merseyside, England as Winifred Emms. She was an actress, known for Let's Make Up (1954), La joie de vivre (1952) and Hetty King: Performer (1970). She was married to Alexander William Lamond and Ernie Lotinga. She died on September 28, 1972 in...
Actor | The Cardinal
Douglas Jefferies was born on April 21, 1884 in Islington, London, England as George Douglas Jefferies. He was an actor, known for The Cardinal (1936), While the Sun Shines (1947) and BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950). He was married to Nora Kathleen Wallis. He died on December 27, 1959 in Highgate, ...
39. Jimmy Gold
Actor | The Music Box
Jimmy Gold was born on April 21, 1886 in Glasgow, Scotland as James Joseph Mcgonigal. He was an actor, known for The Music Box (1957), O-Kay for Sound (1937) and My Lucky Star (1933). He was married to Betty Hobbs and Anni Mai Elliott Bachman. He died on October 7, 1967 in London, England.
Actress | Lola Casanova
Enedina Díaz de León was born on April 21, 1887 in San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. She was an actress, known for Lola Casanova (1949), Run for the Sun (1956) and La muerte pasa lista (1962). She was married to Ricardo Huerta. She died on April 13, 1960 in Mexico D.F., Mexico.
45. Lillian Walker
Actress | Hearts and the Highway
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lillian Walker was a 22-year-old showgirl appearing in "The Follies of 1910" on Broadway, when Vitagraph Studios head J. Stuart Blackton saw a picture of her and snapped her up for a role in The Inherited Taint (1911). She developed into one of Vitagraph's top stars, ...
47. Nitra Frazer
Actress | The Man Behind the Door
Nitra Frazer was born on April 21, 1888 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Anitra Frazer MacTavish. She was an actress, known for The Man Behind the Door (1914), Cutey and the Twins (1913) and When Hooligan and Dooligan Ran for Mayor (1916). She was married to Wally Van. She died on May 2, 1979 in ...