Here are 7 famous actors from Australia were born in 1921:
Ray Lawler (May 23, 1921 Footscray-) otherwise known as Raymond Evenor Lawler is an Australian actor, film producer and playwright.
Born in Footscray, Lawler began his career as an actor and later moved on to become a playwright. He is known for his play "Summer of the Seventeenth Doll," which is considered a classic of Australian theatre. In addition to his successful career in theatre, Lawler has also worked in film and television as a producer and actor. He has received numerous awards and honours for his contributions to Australian culture, including the Order of Australia in 2006. Lawler continues to be an important figure in the Australian arts scene today.
Ralph W. Peterson (February 21, 1921 Adelaide-November 2, 1996 Sydney) otherwise known as Ralph Peterson was an Australian screenwriter, television producer and actor.
Peterson was born in Adelaide, South Australia and studied at the University of Adelaide before starting his career in the entertainment industry. He began his career as a screenwriter and worked on several Australian TV programs including "Homicide" and "Matlock Police". Peterson then went on to produce and direct numerous Australian TV shows and became known for his work on the popular soap opera "The Young Doctors."
Throughout his career, Peterson also acted in a number of films and TV programs. He appeared in the Australian film "Wake in Fright" and the TV series "Minder" and "Bellbird."
Peterson was a member of the Australian Writers Guild and the Australian Director's Guild and received numerous awards for his work in the industry, including the Best TV Drama Series award at the Australian Television Awards for "The Young Doctors" in 1977.
He passed away on November 2, 1996 in Sydney, New South Wales.
Bruce Beeby (October 21, 1921 Sydney-October 20, 2013 United Kingdom) also known as Bruce Bebe or Bruce Edward Beeby was an Australian actor.
Beeby began his acting career performing on stage and radio in Australia before moving to the United Kingdom in the early 1950s. He went on to establish a successful career in British film and television, appearing in popular shows such as "Doctor Who", "The Saint", and "The Avengers". He also had notable film appearances in "The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb" and "A Night to Remember". Later in his career, Beeby became a prominent voice actor, lending his voice to various BBC radio dramas and documentaries. Despite living most of his life in the UK, Beeby was known to frequently return to Australia, where he continued to perform and participate in the theater scene until his death in 2013, just one day shy of his 92nd birthday.
Owen Weingott (June 21, 1921 Sydney-October 12, 2002 Australia) was an Australian actor.
He is best known for his outstanding contributions in the theatre, television and film industry in Australia. Owen started his acting career in 1944 with the Australian Broadcasting Commission, where he worked for over a decade, before moving on to television in the 1960s. He featured in many television shows including the popular Australian TV series, "A Country Practice," and "Adventures of the Seaspray."
Owen was also a prolific theatre actor and acted in numerous productions with the Sydney Theatre Company, including "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead," "The Two-Character Play," and "The Old Familiar Faces." Additionally, he appeared in several iconic Australian films such as "Wake in Fright" and "Dimboola," among others.
Owen's exceptional talent and contribution to the arts industry saw him win several awards during his career, including the Logie Award for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Series, the Order of Australia, as well as a lifetime achievement award by the Equity Foundation.
Peter Pagan (July 24, 1921 Sydney-June 2, 1999 New York City) was an Australian actor.
He began his career as a stage actor in Sydney before moving to the United States in the 1950s. Pagan appeared in over 30 films, including "Guns of the Magnificent Seven" and "The Outlaw Josey Wales". He also made numerous television appearances on shows such as "The Twilight Zone" and "The Wild Wild West". In addition to his acting career, Pagan was passionate about aviation and owned his own airplane. He passed away in New York City at the age of 77.
Lloyd Cunnington (February 8, 1921 Canning Vale-November 4, 2011 Victoria) also known as Lloyd Cunningham or Lloyd Watkin Cunnington was an Australian actor.
He was known for his versatile acting skills and appeared in several popular Australian TV shows and films. Cunnington started his career as a professional actor in the late 1940s and acted in numerous Australian radio plays before making his television debut in the early 1950s. He went on to appear in several TV shows, including Homicide, Division 4, and The Sullivans. Cunnington was also a familiar face on the big screen, and he appeared in several Australian films, such as The Set, They're a Weird Mob, and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith. In addition to his acting career, Cunnington was also an accomplished musician, and he played trumpet in a jazz band in his youth. He continued to act in TV shows and movies throughout his life and remained active in the Australian entertainment industry until his death in 2011 at the age of 90.
Don Sharp (April 19, 1921 Hobart-December 14, 2011 Cornwall) also known as Donald Herman "Don" Sharp, Donald Herman Sharp or Donald Sharp was an Australian film director, writer, film producer, television director, screenwriter and actor. He had four children, Jonny Dollar, Katherine Sharp, Andrew Sharp and Matthew Sharp.
Don Sharp started his career in the film industry in the 1940s, working as an actor in British films such as "Henry V" (1944) and "Scott of the Antarctic" (1948). He then transitioned to work behind the camera, directing his first feature film in 1955, titled "The Planter's Wife".
Throughout his career, Sharp directed over 60 films and TV shows, including horror films like "The Kiss of the Vampire" (1963) and "Rasputin, the Mad Monk" (1966), as well as adventure films such as "Bear Island" (1979). He also worked on popular television programs like "The Avengers" and "The Saint".
In addition to his directing work, Don Sharp was also a prolific writer, having penned scripts for many of the films he directed, as well as for TV shows like "The Avengers" and "Danger Man". He was also a producer on several of his films, including "Psychomania" (1973) and "Dark Places" (1973).
Don Sharp passed away in 2011 at the age of 90 in his home in Cornwall, England.