American musicians born in 1921

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1921:

Gene Roddenberry

Gene Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 El Paso-October 24, 1991 Santa Monica) also known as Robert Wesley, Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry, Great Bird of the Galaxy, Eugene Wesley Roddenberry, Roddenberry, Gene or The Great Bird of the Galaxy was an American television producer, writer, actor, futurist, pilot, screenwriter, police officer and film producer. He had three children, Darleen Anita Roddenberry-Bacha, Dawn Roddenberry Compton and Rod Roddenberry.

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Calvert DeForest

Calvert DeForest (July 23, 1921 Brooklyn-March 19, 2007 Babylon) also known as Larry Bud Melman, Calvert Grant DeForest, Larry 'Bud' Melman, Calvert De Forest, Calvert deForest or Calvert DeForrest was an American comedian and actor.

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Richard Wilbur

Richard Wilbur (March 1, 1921 New York City-) also known as Richard Purdy Wilbur or Wilbur, Richard is an American poet, writer and translator. He has four children, Aaron Wilbur, Nathan Wilbur, Christopher Wilbur and Ellen Wilbur.

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Steve Allen

Steve Allen (December 26, 1921 New York City-October 30, 2000 Los Angeles) also known as Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen, Steven Allen or Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen was an American writer, comedian, talk show host, actor, screenwriter, musician, composer, television producer, film score composer and tv personality. His children are called David Allen, Bill Allen, Steve Allen Jr. and Brian Allen.

His albums include Steve Allen Plays Jazz Tonight, A Man Called Dagger, Music for Tonight, Soulful Brass, On the Air! The Classic Comedy of Steve Allen, Steve Allen at the Roundtable and Poetry for the Beat Generation.

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Rodney Dangerfield

Rodney Dangerfield (November 22, 1921 Deer Park-October 5, 2004 Westwood) also known as Jacob Cohen, Jack Roy, Jack, Jackie or Jacob Rodney Cohen was an American actor, screenwriter, comedian, film producer and voice actor. He had two children, Brian Dangerfield and Melanie Dangerfield.

His albums: Greatest Bits, Twist and Shout, Romeo Rodney, Rappin' Rodney, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rodney Dangerfield and No Respect.

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James Whitmore

James Whitmore (October 1, 1921 White Plains-February 6, 2009 Malibu) also known as James Allen Whitmore, Jr, Jimmy or James Allen Whitmore, Jr. was an American actor. He had three children, James Whitmore, Jr., Dan Whitmore and Steve Whitmore.

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Alan Freed

Alan Freed (December 15, 1921 Windber-January 20, 1965 Palm Springs) also known as Freed, Alan was an American disc jockey.

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Carol Channing

Carol Channing (January 31, 1921 Seattle-) also known as Carol Elaine Channing is an American singer, actor and comedian. She has one child, Channing Carson.

Her albums: Hello, Dolly!.

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Hal David

Hal David (May 25, 1921 Brooklyn-September 1, 2012 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Harold Lane David was an American songwriter, lyricist, composer and record producer.

Genres related to him: Pop music.

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Nelson Riddle

Nelson Riddle (June 1, 1921 Oradell-October 6, 1985 Los Angeles) also known as N. Riddle, Nelson Smock Riddle Jr., Nels or Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr. was an American sailor, trombonist, composer, music arranger, film score composer, orchestrator and actor. He had seven children, Rosemary Riddle, Maureen Alicia Riddle, Leonora Celeste Riddle, Bettina Riddle, Cecily Jean Riddle, Christopher Riddle and Nelson Riddle III.

His albums: Batman: Exclusive Original Television Soundtrack Album, Hey... Let Yourself Go / C'mon... Get Happy, Lolita, The Best Of, Batman, El Dorado, Oklahoma / Can Can, Love Is a Game of Poker, Route 66 & Other TV Themes / More Hit TV Themes and Sea of Dreams / Love Tide. Genres related to him: Big Band, Traditional pop music and Jazz.

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Herb Ellis

Herb Ellis (August 4, 1921 Farmersville-March 28, 2010 Los Angeles) also known as Ellis, Herb was an American guitarist and musician.

His albums: In a Mellow Tone, Rhythm Willie, Soft & Mellow, Texas Swings, The Concord Jazz Heritage Series, Down-Home, Roll Call, Soft Shoe, Windflower and Nothing but the Blues. Genres he performed include West Coast jazz, Cool jazz, Bebop, Swing music and Mainstream jazz.

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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed (January 25, 1921 Manhattan-September 17, 2005 Miami) also known as Reed, Alfred was an American , .

His most important albums: Live! Volume 2: Russian Christmas Music.

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Jean Shepherd

Jean Shepherd (July 26, 1921 Chicago-October 16, 1999 Sanibel) otherwise known as Jean Parker Shepherd, Shep, J. Shepherd, Jean Shepard, Frederick R. Ewing, Shepherd, Jean or Jean Parker Shepherd, Jr. was an American writer, radio personality, author, actor, screenwriter and raconteur. He had two children, Randall Shepherd and Adrien Shepherd.

His albums: Jean Shepherd and Other Foibles.

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Jimmy Giuffre

Jimmy Giuffre (April 26, 1921 Dallas-April 24, 2008 Pittsfield) a.k.a. Giuffre, Jimmy, James Peter Giuffre, Jimmy Guiffre, Jimmy Guiffree, Guiffre, Jimmy or James P. Giuffre was an American film score composer, music arranger, musician, clarinetist and saxophonist.

Discography: Jimmy Giuffre 3 - Thesis, The Jimmy Giuffre 3, Conversations With a Goose, Fusion, Trav'lin' Light, Free Fall, Night Dance, Quasar, The Jimmy Giuffre 3 / The Music Man and Paris Jazz Concert. Genres he performed include Jazz, Cool jazz, Free jazz, Chamber jazz, Third stream, Folk jazz and West Coast jazz.

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Jane Russell

Jane Russell (June 21, 1921 Bemidji-February 28, 2011 Santa Maria) also known as Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell was an American model, actor and singer. She had three children, Tracy Waterfield, Thomas Waterfield and Robert Waterfield.

Related albums: Miss Jane Russell Sings and Jane Russell.

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Nancy Kulp

Nancy Kulp (August 28, 1921 Harrisburg-February 3, 1991 Palm Desert) also known as Nancy Jane Kulp, Kulp, Nancy, Slim or Nancy Culp was an American politician, actor and voice actor.

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Mona Van Duyn

Mona Van Duyn (May 9, 1921 Waterloo-December 2, 2004 University City) a.k.a. Mona Jane Van Duyn or Van Duyn, Mona was an American writer, poet and author.

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Esther Williams

Esther Williams (August 8, 1921 Inglewood-June 6, 2013 Los Angeles) also known as Esther Jane Williams, America's Mermaid, Ester Jane Williams or Williams, Esther was an American swimmer, actor and businessperson. She had three children, Benjamin Gage, Kimball Gage and Susan Gage.

Her albums include Let Me Show You and Do Without You.

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Paul Watzlawick

Paul Watzlawick (July 25, 1921 Villach-March 31, 2007 Palo Alto) also known as Watzlawick, Paul was an American psychologist and scientist.

His albums: and .

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Richard Adler

Richard Adler (August 3, 1921 New York City-June 21, 2012 Southampton) a.k.a. Adler, Richard was an American composer, lyricist and theatrical producer. His children are called Andrew Adler, Christopher Adler and Katherine Adler.

His albums: Kwamina (original Broadway cast), Damn Yankees (1955 Original Broadway Cast), Calamity Jane / The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, The Pajama Game, The Lady Remembers (The Statue of Liberty Suite) / Wilderness Suite and The Pajama Game.

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Tal Farlow

Tal Farlow (June 7, 1921 Greensboro-July 25, 1998 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) a.k.a. Octopus, Talmage Holt, Talmage Farlow, Talmage Holt Farlow or Farlow, Tal was an American guitarist.

His albums: Verve Jazz Masters 41, The Complete Verve Tal Farlow Sessions, A Sign of the Times, Chromatic Palette, Cookin' on All Burners, On Stage, The Return of Tal Farlow/1969, The Swinging Guitar of Tal Farlow, Chance Meeting and Tal. Genres he performed include Cool jazz, Bebop and Jazz.

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Franny Beecher

Franny Beecher (September 29, 1921 Norristown-February 24, 2014 Philadelphia) a.k.a. Francis Beecher was an American , .

Genres he performed include Country and Jazz.

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Harold Nicholas

Harold Nicholas (March 27, 1921 Winston-Salem-July 3, 2000 New York City) also known as Harold Lloyd Nicholas, Nicholas Brothers or The Nicholas Brothers was an American theatre director, dancer, choreographer and actor. His children are Harolyn Suzanne Nicholas and Melih Nicholas.

His albums include St. Louis Woman (1946 original Broadway cast).

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Phyllis Curtin

Phyllis Curtin (December 3, 1921 Clarksburg-) a.k.a. Curtin, Phyllis is an American singer.

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Joe Maphis

Joe Maphis (May 12, 1921 Suffolk-June 27, 1986) also known as Maphis, Joe was an American guitarist, singer, composer and fiddler.

His albums: Fire on the Strings, Country Music's Two Guitar Greats, Country Guitar Thunder, Country Guitar Giants and Flying Fingers.

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Jerome Hines

Jerome Hines (November 8, 1921 Hollywood-February 4, 2003) was an American singer.

Discography: Macbeth.

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Chuck Thompson

Chuck Thompson (June 10, 1921 Palmer-March 6, 2005 Towson) also known as Thompson, Chuck was an American , .

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Webb Pierce

Webb Pierce (August 8, 1921 West Monroe-February 24, 1991) also known as Webb Michael Pierce, Pierce, Webb, Web Pierce, Webb Price or Price, Webb was an American singer and singer-songwriter.

Discography: Greatest Hits - Finest Performances, Honky Tonk Songs, In the Jailhouse Now (feat. Willie Nelson), The Wandering Boy 1951-1958, The Wondering Boy (The King of 50s Country), The Wondering Boy 1951-1958, Webb Pierce : King of the Honky-Tonk, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Webb Pierce, There Stands the Glass / I'm Walking the Dog and Back Street Affair / I'll Always Take Care of You. Genres he performed include Country, Honky-tonk and Rockabilly.

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Grant Johannesen

Grant Johannesen (July 30, 1921 Salt Lake City-March 27, 2005) was an American pianist.

His albums: Piano Concerto in A Minor - Peer Gynt Suite.

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William Bergsma

William Bergsma (April 1, 1921 Oakland-March 18, 1994 Seattle) otherwise known as William Laurence Bergsma was an American , .

Genres: Opera.

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Richard Wayne Dirksen

Richard Wayne Dirksen (February 8, 1921 Freeport-July 26, 2003 Washington, D.C.) also known as Richard Dirksen was an American organist, composer and conductor.

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Marilyn Maxwell

Marilyn Maxwell (August 3, 1921 Clarinda-March 20, 1972 Beverly Hills) a.k.a. Marvel Marilyn Maxwell, Marvel Maxwell, Maxwell, Marilyn or Mrs. Bob Hope was an American actor and singer. Her child is Matthew Paul Davis.

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Maro Ajemian

Maro Ajemian (July 9, 1921-September 18, 1978) a.k.a. Ajemian, Maro was an American , .

Discography: Sonatas & Interludes for Prepared Piano.

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Helen Bonchek Schneyer

Helen Bonchek Schneyer (January 10, 1921 United States of America-July 16, 2005) was an American singer.

Her discography includes: Ballads, Broadsides And Hymns.

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Ben Weisman

Ben Weisman (November 16, 1921 Providence-May 20, 2007 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Benjamin Weisman, Weisman, Ben, Mad Professor or The Mad Professor was an American songwriter and composer.

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Hayden Carruth

Hayden Carruth (August 3, 1921 Waterbury-September 29, 2008 Munnsville) otherwise known as Carruth, Hayden or Hayden Kay Carruth was an American poet, literary critic and author.

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Andrew Imbrie

Andrew Imbrie (April 6, 1921 New York City-December 5, 2007 Berkeley) also known as Imbrie, Andrew, Andrew W. Imbrie or Andrew Welsh Imbrie was an American composer.

His albums include Music of Andrew Imbrie.

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Margaret Hillis

Margaret Hillis (October 1, 1921 Kokomo-February 5, 1998) otherwise known as Hillis, Margaret was an American conductor.

Her discography includes: Ein deutsches Requiem, Messa da Requiem and Verdi Requiem.

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Vivian Blaine

Vivian Blaine (November 21, 1921 Newark-December 9, 1995 New York City) also known as Vivian Stapleton or Blaine, Vivian was an American actor and singer.

Discography: Guys and Dolls (1950 Original Broadway Cast).

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Constance Keene

Constance Keene (February 9, 1921 Brooklyn-December 24, 2005) was an American pianist.

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George Barnes

George Barnes (July 17, 1921 South Chicago Heights-September 5, 1977 Concord) otherwise known as Barnes, George was an American guitarist and composer.

His albums include Plays So Good, Gems and Something Tender. Genres: Jazz, Pop music, Swing music, Rock music, Blues and Country.

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Jack Beeson

Jack Beeson (July 15, 1921 Muncie-June 6, 2010 Manhattan) a.k.a. Jack Hamilton Beeson was an American , .

Genres related to him: Opera.

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Ralph Shapey

Ralph Shapey (March 12, 1921 Philadelphia-June 13, 2002 Chicago) also known as Shapey, Ralph was an American composer, conductor, professor and author.

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John Bunch

John Bunch (December 1, 1921 Tipton-March 30, 2010 New York City) was an American jazz pianist and pianist.

His most well known albums: NY Swing and New York Swing: Cole Porter Collective. Genres: Jazz.

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Hurshul Clothier

Hurshul Clothier (November 18, 1921 Chester-April 2, 2006 Eufaula) was an American musician and bandleader.

Genres he performed: Western swing.

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Luigi Creatore

Luigi Creatore (December 21, 1921 New York City-) a.k.a. Creatore, Luigi is an American record producer and songwriter.

His albums include Maggie Flynn (Original Broadway Cast Recording).

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Julius Watkins

Julius Watkins (October 10, 1921-April 4, 1977 Detroit) also known as Watkins, Julius was an American , .

His albums include The Jazz Modes and .

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Hawkshaw Hawkins

Hawkshaw Hawkins (December 22, 1921 Huntington-March 5, 1963 Camden) a.k.a. Hawshaw Hawkins, Hankshaw Hawkins or Hawkins, Hawkshaw was an American singer and singer-songwriter.

His albums: I'm a Rattlesnakin' Daddy, Hawk 1953-61 (disc 3) and 22 Greatest Hits. Genres related to him: Country and Honky-tonk.

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Yaltah Menuhin

Yaltah Menuhin (October 7, 1921 San Francisco-June 9, 2001 London) was an American pianist. Her child is called Lionel Rolfe.

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Shifty Henry

Shifty Henry (October 4, 1921 United States of America-November 30, 1958) was an American songwriter, bassist and musician.

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