Date of Death between 1921-01-01 and 1921-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Camille Saint-Saëns

Soundtrack | Moonrise Kingdom

Composer chiefly remembered for his symphonic poems -the first of that genre to be written by a Frenchman- and for his opera 'Samson et Dalila'. Notable for his pioneering efforts on behalf of French music, he was also a gifted pianist and organist, and a writer of criticism, poetry, essays, and ...

2. Enrico Caruso

Soundtrack | Match Point

Enrico Caruso (b. Errico Caruso) was born on February 25, 1873, in Naples, Italy. He was the third of seven children to a poor alcoholic father. He received little primary education and briefly studied music with conductor Vicenzo Lombardini. His early income was from singing serenades.

Caruso made ...

3. Virginia Rappe

Actress | Paradise Garden

An actress best known for her death, her controversial demise occurred the day after being discovered in a hotel bedroom during a party that involved a large amount of alcohol consumption. Actor Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle was the last person seen with Rappe before she was found seriously injured. ...

4. William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson

Jeffries-Sharkey Contest

Born in Illinois in 1855, William Barclay Masterson, nicknamed "Bat", drifted westward as a teenager and tried his hand at such professions as buffalo hunter, army scout and gunfighter. While visiting his brother Jim in Dodge City, Kansas, in 1876, he was offered a job as deputy city marshal by the...

5. Katherine Griffith

Actress | Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Katherine Griffith was born on September 30, 1876 in San Francisco, California, USA as Katherine Kiernan. She was an actress, known for Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1913), The Little Princess (1917) and Huckleberry Finn (1920). She was married to Harry Griffith. She died on October 17, 1921 in Los ...

6. Lauri de Frece

Actor | All the Sad World Needs

Lauri de Frece was born on March 3, 1880 in Liverpool, England as Maurice De Frece. He was an actor, known for All the Sad World Needs (1918), Once Upon a Time (1918) and The Labour Leader (1917). He was married to Fay Compton. He died on August 25, 1921 in Trouville-sur-Mer, Calvados, France.

7. William Friese-Greene

Director | Hyde Park Corner

He died a few minutes after giving a speech to a meeting of film distributors at the Connaught Rooms, Great Queen Street, London. It is reported that he had, in his pocket, 1s. 10d. (one shilling and tenpence), which was all the money he owned; after the First World War he and his family were ...

8. H.B. Marriott Watson

Writer | The Eldorado Lode

Lived with the poet Rosamund Ball (1860-1911), who used Marriott Watson as her pen name. He had 13 siblings, including Elsie Marriott-Watson.

9. Billie Ritchie

Actor | Poor Policy

Billie Ritchie was born in Scotland in 1874 and joined the world-renowned Karno Fun Factory and Comedy Troupe traveling the world with Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel, among others. In 1914 he left Karno and began making silent films for director Henry "Pathe" Lehrman's L-Ko Comedy studios and then...

10. Georges Feydeau

Writer | The Girl from Maxim's

Father of writer 'Jean-Pierre Feydeau'.

11. George Loane Tucker

Director | The Miracle Man

A former railroad clerk, Tucker made a name for himself in 1913 with a film entitled Traffic in Souls (1913), a six-reel expose of white slavery. Tucker and Carl Laemmle financed the sum of $57,000 to make the film in New York, the film ultimately grossed $450,000. The success of the film enabled ...

12. Howard Hall

Actor | The Barrier

Howard Hall was born on May 30, 1867 in Decatur, Michigan, USA as Charles Sumner. He was an actor, known for The Barrier (1917), According to Law (1916) and Mrs. Dane's Defense (1918). He was married to Carrie Viola Vanderhoof. He died on July 25, 1921 in Long Beach, California, USA.

13. Van Dyke Brooke

Director | Nemesis!

A longtime and respected stage actor, Van Dyke Brooke went into the film business in 1909. A prolific actor, writer and director for Vitagraph, he stayed with the company until 1916, when the studio cleaned house and fired many of its "old-timers". He stayed in the business as an actor until his ...

14. Frank Mills

Actor | The Unchastened Woman

Frank Mills was born on January 24, 1868 in Kendall, Michigan, USA as Frank Ransom Mills. He was an actor, known for The Unchastened Woman (1918), The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) and The Moral Fabric (1916). He was married to Helen McBeth. He died on June 11, 1921 in Galesburg, Michigan.

15. Zelda Crosby

Actress | The Marriage Price

Zelda Crosby was born on August 16, 1898 in New York City, New York, USA as Zelda Schuster. She was an actress and writer, known for The Marriage Price (1919), Wedding Bells (1921) and The Desperate Hero (1920). She died on June 19, 1921 in New York City.

17. Séverin-Mars

Actor | La roue

Séverin-Mars was born on February 21, 1873 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France as Armand-Jean de Malafayde. He was an actor and director, known for The Wheel (1923), The Tenth Symphony (1918) and Macbeth (1915). He died on July 17, 1921 in Courgent, Yvelines, France.

18. Hayward Mack

Actor | Oliver Twist, Jr.

Hayward Mack was born on March 20, 1882 in Albany, New York, USA as Hayward Seaton Mack. He was an actor and director, known for Oliver Twist, Jr. (1921), By the House That Jack Built (1911) and Frau Van Vinkle's Crullers (1913). He was married to Marjorie Ellison. He died on December 24, 1921 in ...

19. Robert Broderick

Actor | The Redemption of David Corson

Robert Broderick was born in 1864 in Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Redemption of David Corson (1914), Just for Tonight (1918) and Better Than Gold (1912). He was married to Maureen Broderick. He died on July 9, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA.

20. Gustaf Fredrikson

Actor | Mästerkatten i stövlar

For more than 50 years Fredriksson was one of Sweden's best known actors, known for his flawless diction and mastery of spiritual delivery of characters in French comedies, but also in more serious works by Ibsen and Sudermann. Originally a student of law at Uppsala University, he turned to acting ...

21. Engelbert Humperdinck

Soundtrack | Hannibal Rising

His opera, "Hansel and Gretel", was the first complete opera ever broadcast on network radio. It was broadcast on NBC Radio, from the Metropolitan Opera house, on the afternoon of December 25, 1931.

23. B. Reeves Eason Jr.

Actor | The Big Adventure

Master Breezy Reeves Jr born Reeves Barnes Easton also billed as Breezy Eason Jr was born in California in 1914, son of actor/film director B. (William)Reeves Eason and actress Jimsy Mayo. Handsome, cute blonde boy who starred in mostly westerns from the age of two, known as 'Universal's Littlest ...

24. Rudolph Christians

Actor | Foolish Wives

Rudolph Christians was born on January 15, 1869 in Middoge/Oldenburg, Germany as Broekern Rudolph Christians. He was an actor, known for Foolish Wives (1922), Deep Waters (1920) and Das Alte Lied (1915). He was married to Bertha Klein (opera and concert singer). He died on February 2, 1921 in ...

26. Countess Du Cello

Actress | The Girl of Lost Lake

Countess Du Cello was born in 1864 in Buffalo, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for The Girl of Lost Lake (1916), The Man Who Took a Chance (1917) and The Seekers (1916). She was married to H.C. Bunting. She died on November 28, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

27. King Peter of Serbia

Self | War in Europe

King Peter of Serbia was born on July 11, 1844 in Belgrade, Serbia as Peter Karadjordjevic. He was married to Zorka of Montenegro. He died on August 16, 1921.

28. Fred Starr

Actor | Riders of the Dawn

Fred Starr was born in 1878 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Riders of the Dawn (1920), Man of the Forest (1921) and Daredevil Jack (1920). He died on August 20, 1921 in Los Angeles, California.

29. Ralph Herz

Actor | The Mystery of No. 47

Son of Dr.Cornelius Herz (1845-1898), famous politician and electrician of Jewish German origin, and of Bianca Saroni (1855-1939) from Boston; he was born in Paris where the family emigrated in 1877. Ralph studied at Ecole Alsatienne and later at Eton and Trinity college. When his father lost his ...

30. Jan Krízenecký

Director | Dostavenícko ve mlýnici

Pioneer of Czech cinematography.

31. Ada Gilman

Actress | In Again, Out Again

Ada Gilman was born on October 6, 1854 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She was an actress, known for In Again, Out Again (1917) and Little Red Riding Hood (1911). She died on December 18, 1921 in Holmesburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

32. Kate Adams Keller

Self | Deliverance

Kate Adams Keller was born on October 12, 1856 in Arkansas, USA. She died on November 15, 1921 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA.

33. George Formby Sr.

Actor | No Fool Like an Old Fool

George Formby was born James Booth in 1875 in Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire. He began his career, as a singer, in 1899 as one half of the Brothers Glenray. Three years later when his voice was changing, he added comedy to the act. While waiting for a train to an engagement, he noticed a passing ...

34. E.W. Hornung

Writer | Raffles

Brother-in-law of writer Arthur Conan Doyle.

35. Luigi Mele

Actor | I promessi sposi

Luigi Mele was born in Naples, Italy. He was a director and actor, known for The Betrothed (1913), La regina Mezurka (1914) and Grand Prix (1920). He died in 1921.

36. Sid Hatfield

Sid Hatfield grew up in poverty in Blackberry, Kentucky, one of Jacob and Rebecca Hatfield's 9 surviving (of 12) children. A miner in his teens, he then became a blacksmith. He was nicknamed 'Smilin' Sid' because of his distinctive grin, showing gold-capped teeth. Despite his boyish appearance - he...

37. Gaston Michel

Actor | Judex

Gaston Michel was born in 1856 in France. He was an actor, known for Judex (1916), The New Mission of Judex (1917) and Les vampires (1915). He died on November 15, 1921 in Lisbon, Portugal.

38. Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg

Writer | The First World War

Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg was born on November 29, 1856 in Hohenfinow, Prussia, Germany as Theobald Theodor Friedrich Alfred von Bethmann Hollweg. He was a writer, known for The First World War (2003), Pathé's Weekly, No. 11 (1912) and Hearst-Selig News Pictorial, No. 37 (1915). He died ...

40. Fatima

Self | Fatima

'La Belle' Fatima born Fatima Djemille in Syria in 1870. Began working as a dancer in American vaudeville from the late 1880's, the original 'Little Egypt' became America's first renown belly-dancer she was seen as something of a curiosity after appearing at the St. Louis World's Exhibition Fair in...

41. Ludwig Thoma

Writer | Moral

Bavarian journalist and author. Initially a student of forestry and law, subsequently publisher and editor of the magazine "Simplicissimus" (1899). Writer of folksy, satirical stories, set in small-town or rural Bavaria.

42. John Charles

Actor | Sogarth Aroon

John Charles was born in 1885. He was an actor, known for Sogarth Aroon (1912), Mates and Mis-Mates (1912) and A Texas Steer (1915). He died on November 7, 1921 in Whitestone, New York, USA.

44. Henry Hallam

Actor | The Evil Thereof

Henry Hallam was born in 1867 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Evil Thereof (1916), Uncle Tom's Cabin (1913) and Gloria's Romance (1916). He was married to Josephine Stanton (opera singer). He died on November 9, 1921.

45. Vladimir Korolenko

Writer | Slepoy muzykant

Vladimir Galaktionovich Korolenko was born July 27, 1853, into the family of a district judge in Zhitomir, Ukraine, Russian Empire. He studied at the St. Petersburg College of Technology, then at the Moscow Academy of Agriculture. In 1876 he was expelled from college for his revolutionary ...

46. Charles W. Whittlesey

Self | The Lost Battalion

Charles W. Whittlesey was born on January 20, 1884 in Wisconsin, USA as Charles White Whittlesey. He is known for his work on The Lost Battalion (1919). He died on November 26, 1921.

47. Joseph Hart

Actor | Foxy Grandpa Shows Boys He Is a Magician

Joseph Hart was born on June 8, 1861 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Joseph Hart Boudrow. He was an actor and producer, known for Foxy Grandpa Shows Boys He Is a Magician (1902), Foxy Grandpa Shows the Boys a Trick or Two with the Tramp (1902) and The Creators of 'Foxy Grandpa' (1902). He was ...

48. Thomas V. Emory

Actor | The Price He Paid

Thomas V. Emory was born in 1883. He was an actor, known for The Price He Paid (1914). He died on March 18, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA.

49. Henry Duggan

Actor | Heedless Moths

Henry Duggan was born in 1866. He was an actor, known for Heedless Moths (1921). He was married to Anna Bates. He died on December 27, 1921 in New York, New York, USA.

50. Clara Lambert

Actress | The Rights of Man: A Story of War's Red Blotch

Clara Lambert was an actress, known for The Rights of Man: A Story of War's Red Blotch (1915), Love's Toll (1916) and The Wolf (1914). She was married to James Daly. She died on November 12, 1921 in Yeadon, Pennsylvania, USA.


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