Birthdays in Film & TV on April 20

  • 1893 Harold Lloyd sr, American silent film actor, comedian, and director (Why Worry, Safety Last!), born in Burchard, Nebraska (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Gregory Ratoff, Russian producer, director and actor (Exodus, Skyscraper Souls, Corsican Brothers), born in Samara, Russian Empire (d. 1960)
  • 1902 Donald Wolfit, British actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed), born in New Balderton, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1968)
  • 1904 Bruce Cabot, American actor (Diamonds are Forever, King Kong), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1972)
  • 1908 Lionel Hampton, American jazz vibraphone player and actor, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2002)
  • 1909 Guido Alberti, Italian film actor (Marco the Magnificent), born in Benevento, Italy (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Dick Wessel, American actor (Dick Tracy vs Cueball, Beware of Blondie), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1965)
  • 1914 Betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (101 Dalmatians, Cinderella), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1999)
  • 1918 June Storey, Canadian-born American actress (South of the Border), born in Toronto (d. 1991)
  • 1921 Janine Sutto, French-Canadian actress and comedian (Guide de la petite vengeance), born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1923 Mother Angelica, Catholic American Franciscan nun, born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Nina Foch, Dutch-American actress (The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, An American in Paris), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Elena Verdugo, American actress (Little Giant, Cavalier of the West), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2017)

Person of interestGeorge Takei

1937 George Takei, actor (Sulu-Star Trek, Green Berets), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1939 Peter S. Beagle, American novelist and screenwriter (The Last Unicorn), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940 James Gammon, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Nick-Nash Bridges), born in Newman, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • 1940 Pilar Miró, Spanish screenwriter and director (Wether, Beltenebros), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1997)
  • 1941 Ryan O'Neal, American actor (Love Story, Paper Moon), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Edie Sedgwick, American actress (Ciao Manhattan) and socialite, born in Santa Barbara, California (d. 1971)
  • 1943 Michael Greer, American actor (Bobby Gentry Show), born in Galesburg, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1945 Jimmy Winston [James Langwith], British organist and actor (Doctor Who, Small Faces), born in London, England
  • 1945 Michael Brandon, American actor (Dempsey and Makepeace), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946 Julien Poulin, French-Canadian actor (Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings), born in Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • 1947 David Leland, English actor and director (Nothing But Trouble), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1948 Gregory Itzin, American film and TV actor (The Kentucky Cycle), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestJessica Lange

1949 Jessica Lange, American actress (King Kong, Tootsie, American Horror Stories), born in Cloquet, Minnesota

Actress Jessica Lange
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  • 1949 Veronica Cartwright, English-American actress (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), born in Bristol, England
  • 1957 Geraint Wyn Davies, Welsh-Canadian actor (Nick Knight-Forever Knight, Bury Me in Niagara, High Hopes), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1959 Clint Howard, American actor (Gentle Ben), born in Burbank, California
  • 1961 Konstantin Lavronenko, Russian actor (Vozvrashcheniye), born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • 1964 Crispin Glover, American actor (Back to the Future, River's Edge), born in New York
  • 1964 Andy Serkis, English actor (Gollum in Lord of the Rings), born in London
  • 1967 J. D. Roth, American TV host (Fun House), born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • 1967 Lara Jill Miller, American actress (Samantha-Gimme a Break), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1969 Chris Jarvis, English children's TV personality, born in Romford, London
  • 1970 Shemar Moore, actor (Malcolm-Young & Restless), born in Oakland, California

Person of interestCarmen Electra

1972 Carmen Electra [Tara Leigh Patrick], American model and actress (Scary Movie, Meet the Spartans), born in Sharonville, Ohio

  • 1976 Joey Lawrence, American actor (Gimme a Break, Blossom, Summer Rental), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1977 Jon Hugger, American professional wrestler, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981 Matus Valent, European male fitness model, born in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • 1983 Terrence J, American actor and television host (106 & Park), born in Queens, New York
  • 1983 Miranda Kerr, Australian supermodel, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1987 John Patrick Amedori, American actor (The Butterfly Effect), born in Baltimore, Maryland