List of Famous people who born in 1921

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Philip of Greece and Denmark
First Name Prince
Last Name Edinburgh
Born on June 10, 1921 (age 102)

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms.

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Lotfi Aliasker Zadeh

First Name Lotfi
Last Name Zadeh
Born on February 4, 1921
Died on September 6, 2017 (aged 96)

Lotfi Aliasker Zadeh was a mathematician, computer scientist, electrical engineer, artificial intelligence researcher and professor emeritus of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Charles Bronson

Charles Dennis Buchinsky
First Name Charles
Last Name Bronson
Born on November 3, 1921
Died on August 30, 2003 (aged 81)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Charles Bronson was an American actor who was often cast in roles of police officers, gunfighters, or vigilantes in revenge-oriented plot lines. He had long-term collaborations with film directors Michael Winner and J. Lee Thompson and appeared in 15 films with his second wife, Jill Ireland.

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Georges Brassens

Georges Charles Brassens
First Name Georges
Last Name Brassens
Born on October 22, 1921
Died on October 29, 1981 (aged 60)
Born in France, Occitania

Georges Charles Brassens was a French singer-songwriter and poet.

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Yves Montand

Ivo Livi
First Name Yves
Born on October 13, 1921
Died on November 9, 1991 (aged 70)
Born in Italy, Tuscany
Height 187 cm | 6'2

Ivo Livi, better known as Yves Montand, was an Italian-French actor and singer.

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Aaron T. Beck

First Name Aaron
Last Name Beck
Died on November 1, 2021 (aged 51)

Aaron Temkin Beck was an American psychiatrist who was a professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. He is regarded as the father of cognitive therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). His pioneering methods are widely used in the treatment of clinical depression and various anxiety disorders. Beck also developed self-report measures for depression and anxiety, notably the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), which became one of the most widely used instruments for measuring the severity of depression. In 1994, he and his daughter, the psychologist Judith S. Beck, founded the nonprofit Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, which provides CBT treatment and training and conducts CBT research. Beck served as President Emeritus of the organization up until his death.

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Vera-Ellen

Vera-Ellen Westmeier Rohe
Born on February 16, 1921
Died on August 30, 1981 (aged 60)

Vera-Ellen was an American dancer and actress. She is remembered for her solo performances as well as her work with partners Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Danny Kaye, and Donald O'Connor. She is best known for her starring roles in On the Town (1949) with Kelly and White Christmas (1954) with Kaye.

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Donna Reed

Donna Belle Mullenger
First Name Donna
Last Name Reed
Born on January 27, 1921
Died on January 14, 1986 (aged 64)
Height 161 cm | 5'3

Donna Reed was an American actress. Her career spanned more than 40 years, with performances in more than 40 films. She is well known for her role as Mary Hatch Bailey in Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life. In 1953, she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lorene Burke in the war drama From Here to Eternity.

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John Glenn

John Herschel Glenn
First Name John
Last Name Glenn
Born on July 18, 1921
Died on December 8, 2016 (aged 95)

John Herschel Glenn Jr. was a United States Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, businessman and politician. He was the third American in Space, and the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times in 1962. Following his retirement from NASA, he served from 1974 to 1999 as a Democratic United States Senator from Ohio; in 1998, he flew into space again at age 77.

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Leo Major

First Name Leo
Last Name Major
Born on January 23, 1921
Died on October 12, 2008 (aged 87)

Léo Major was a French-Canadian soldier who was the only Canadian and one of only three soldiers in the British Commonwealth to receive the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) twice in separate wars. Major earned his first DCM in World War II in 1945 after a successful reconnaissance mission in Zwolle. As he was sent to scout the city with one of his best friends, a firefight broke out in which his friend was killed, yet he still continued, after which he found that the city was mostly deserted by the German occupational army. Thanks to his efforts Zwolle was spared from the artillery fire that was planned the next day by the Allies. He received his second DCM during the Korean War for leading the capture of a key hill in 1951.

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