Share Share Share August 21, 2017 August Birthdays Happy August 21st Birthday! If you were born on August 21, you share a birthday with these famous people: Kenny Rogers is 79 Septuagenarian American senior citizen, actor, and Country Music Hall of Fame singer-songwriter (Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town; Coward of the County; Lucille; She Believes in Me), born August 21, 1938. (Kenny Rogers 1981 Photo: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries) Clarence Williams III is 78 American actor on stage, TV (Mod Squad; Mystery Woman), movies (Tales From the Hood; Purple Rain; 52 Pick-Up; The General's Daughter; The Way of War; The Immortals), and septuagenarian senior citizen born August 21, 1939. (Clarence Williams III 1970 Photo: ABC TV | Wikimedia PD) Jackie DeShannon is 76 (nee Sharon Lee Myers) American septuagenarian senior citizen, singer (Put a Little Love in Your Heart; What The World Needs Now is Love; Needles and Pins), and songwriter (Bette Davis Eyes; When You Walk in the Room) born August 21, 1941. (Jackie DeShannon 1960s Album Cover Photo: brett jordan | Flickr SRR) Peter Weir is 73 Australian movie producer, screenwriter, & director (The Year of Living Dangerously; Witness; Gallipoli; The Mosquito Coast; Dead Poets Society; Green Card, The Truman Show), and septuagenarian senior citizen born August 21, 1944. (Peter Weir 2011 Photo: Piotr Drabik | Wikimedia CC 2.0) Patty McCormack is 72 Septuagenarian senior citizen and American actress in movies (The Bad Seed; Frost/Nixon) and on TV (Young Dr. Malone; Peck's Bad Girl; The Doctors; The Ropers; The Best of Everything; The Sopranos), born August 21, 1945. (Patty McCormack 1956 Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Loretta Devine is 68 American character actress on stage, TV (Boston Public; Eli Stone; The Client List; Grey's Anatomy; The Carmichael Show) and film (Funny Valentines; Waiting to Exhale; Urban Legend), and senior born August 21, 1949. (Loretta Devine 2003 Photo: Anders Krusberg / Peabody Awards | Wikimedia CC 2.0) (Photo: NASA) Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on August 21, 2017! And remembering Jack Weston (nee Jack Weinstein) American actor on stage, TV (My Sister Eileen; Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers; The Hathaways; The Four Seasons), and movies (A New Leaf; Wait Until Dark; Cactus Flower; Dirty Dancing; It's Only Money; Mirage) (born Aug. 21, 1924 - died May 3, 1996; age 71). Cause of death for Jack Weston was lymphoma. (Jack Weston 1971 Photo: Zodiac Photographers| Wikimedia PD) Count Basie (nee William James Basie) American jazz musician and big band leader (Count Basie Orchestra), pianist, and composer (April in Paris; Blues in Hoss' Flat; One O'Clock Jump; Lester Leaps In) (born August 21, 1904 - died July 17, 1984; age 79). Cause of death for Count Basie was pancreatic cancer. (Count Basie 1955 Rhythm and Blues Revue Screenshot: Wikimedia PD) Toe Blake (nee Joseph Hector Blake) Canadian NHL Montreal Canadiens (Montreal Maroons in 1935) Hockey Hall of Fame player & team captain (3 Stanley Cups), coach (8 Stanley Cups), and 1938-39 NHL MVP Hart Trophy winner (born Aug. 21, 1912 - died May 17, 1995; age 82). Toe Blake had Alzheimer's Disease and died of pneumonia. (Toe Blake c. 1944-1945 Photo: Lou/Nat Turofsky | Wikimedia PD) John McMartin American actor on stage, TV (As the World Turns; Falcon Crest), and in movies (Sweet Charity; All the President's Men; Brubaker; Blow Out; Pennies From Heaven; Legal Eagles; No Reservations) (born Aug. 21, 1929 - died July 6, 2016; age 86). Cause of death for John McMartin was cancer. (John McMartin Photo: ABC Television | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) M. M. Kaye (nee Mary Margaret "Mollie" Kaye) English radio playwright, historical novelist (The Far Pavilions; Shadow of the Moon; Trade Wind) and mystery suspense writer (Death in Berlin; Death in Cyprus; Death in Kenya; Death in Kashmir; Death in Zanzibar) (born Aug. 21, 1908 - died Jan. 29, 2004; age 95). Cause of death for M. M. Kaye is unknown.