Birthdays in Film & Television in 1920

  • Jan 1 Elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania)
  • Jan 8 Douglas Wilmer, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jan 9 Clive Dunn, British actor, (d. 2012)
  • Jan 10 Georges Marchal, Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way)
  • Jan 14 George Herman, newsman (CBS-TV)
  • Jan 16 Elliott Reid, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jan 20 DeForest Kelley, actor (Dr McCoy-Star Trek), born in Atlanta, Georgia

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Jan 20 Federico Fellini, Italian film director and scriptwriter (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita), born in Rimini, Italy (d. 1993)

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • Jan 22 George Breakston, actor and director (Jungle Stampede), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 24 Jerry Maren, American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 26 Derek Bond, actor (Nicholas Nickelby), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jan 27 John Box, British film production designer and art director (d. 2005)
  • Feb 3 Bibi Osterwald, American actress (Bridget Loves Bernie), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Feb 5 Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)

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Feb 8 Lana Turner, American actress (Survivors, Falcon Crest), born in Wallace, Idaho (d. 1995)

Actress Lana Turner
Lana Turner
  • Feb 11 Billy Halop, American actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 12 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), born in New Delhi (d. 2013)
  • Feb 18 Jack Palance, [Walter Palanuik], Lattimer Pa, actor (City Slickers)
  • Feb 19 George Rose, Bicester England, actor (Beacon Hill, Holocaust)
  • Feb 20 Liesbeth Tonckens, [Wilhelmina], actress/lecturer (Free People)
  • Feb 25 Hayes Gordon, actor (Sky Pirates, Dark Room), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 26 Antony Kearey, TV producer
  • Feb 26 Tony Randall [Leonard Rosenberg], American actor (Felix-Odd Couple), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2004)
  • Feb 29 Arthur Franz, actor (Invaders From Mars, Young Lions), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Feb 29 James Mitchell, actor (Palmer-All My Children), born in Sacramento, California
  • Feb 29 Michèle Morgan, French actress (Passage to Marseille), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine (d. 2016)
  • Mar 3 James Doohan, actor (Montgomery Scott-Star Trek), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Mar 4 Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (d. 2002)
  • Mar 5 Virginia Christine, Stanton, Iowa, American actress (Mrs Olson, Tales of Wells Fargo)
  • Mar 6 Lewis Gilbert, director/actor (You Only Live Twice), born in London, England
  • Mar 6 Roger Price, Charleston WV, actor/writer (Who's There, Droodles)
  • Mar 8 Eileen Herlie, actress (Myrtle Fargate-All My Children), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Mar 8 Eva Dahlbeck, Saltsjo-Duvnas Sweden, actress (Dreams, Lesson in Love)
  • Mar 9 Carl Betz, Pitts, actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show)
  • Mar 16 Leo McKern, Australian actor (Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Mar 19 Tige Andrews, American actor (d. 2007)
  • Mar 22 Werner Klemperer, actor (Col Klink in Hogan's Heroes), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Mar 22 Ross Martin, Grodek Poland, actor (Mr Lucky, Wild Wild West)
  • Mar 23 James Brown, Desdemona Tx, actor (Lt Rip Masters-Rin Tin Tin)
  • Mar 23 Jimmy Edwards, comedy actor (Barnes)
  • Mar 24 Gene Nelson, [Berg], actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mar 25 Patrick Troughton, English actor (second Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Mill Hill (d. 1987)
  • Apr 1 Joan Frances Will, actress

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Apr 1 Toshiro Mifune, Japanese writer and actor (Shogun), born in Tsingtao, China (d. 1997)

Actor & Writer Toshiro Mifune
Actor & Writer
Toshiro Mifune
  • Apr 2 Jack Webb, actor (Joe Friday-Dragnet), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Apr 4 Eric Rohmer, Nancy France, actor (6 in Paris, Collector, Perceval)
  • Apr 8 Eva Dahlbeck, Swedish actress (Brink of Life), born in Saltsjö-Duvnäs, Stockholms län, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • Apr 19 Frank Fontaine, comedian (Crazy Guggenheim), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Apr 21 Christopher Dark, NY, actor, Suddenly, Tenderfoot)
  • Apr 22 Hal March, actor/TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage), born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 25 Jean Carmet, actor (Cache Cash, Miss Mona, Night Magic)

  • Apr 28 Nan Merriman, US/Neth singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orchestra)
  • Apr 29 Edward Blishen, writer teacher/broadcaster
  • May 8 Saul Bass, American graphic designer of logos and film titles, born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • May 11 Denver Pyle, American actor (Dukes of Hazzard, Tammy, The Doris Day Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • May 16 Martine Carol, [Maryse Mopurer], Saint-Mande France, actress (Nana)
  • May 20 Betty Driver, actress (Penny Paradise)
  • May 21 Anthony Steel, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse), born in London, England
  • May 23 Sid Melton, American actor (Alf-Green Acres, Charlie-Danny Thomas), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 29 Clifton James, American actor (Live and Let Die), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2017)
  • May 30 John Heawood, actor/singer/choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
  • Jun 2 Yolande Donlan, NJ, actress (Jigsaw, Expresso Bongo, Penny Princess)
  • Jun 11 Robert Hutton, actor (Torture Garden, Rocket), born in Kingston, New York
  • Jun 12 Peter Jones, England, actor (From a Bird's Eye View)
  • Jun 12 Jim Siedow, American actor (d. 2003)
  • Jun 13 Eiji Okada, actor (Traffic Jam, Yakuza, Ugly American)
  • Jun 15 Alla Kazanskaya, Russian stage and film actress (d. 2008)
  • Jun 17 Beryl Reid, actress (Joseph Andrews, Psychomania, Yellowbeard)
  • Jun 17 Setsuko Hara, Japanese Actress (Tokyo Story), born in Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama (d. 2015)
  • Jun 18 Ian Carmichael, Hull England, actor (Lucky Jim, I'm Alright Jack)
  • Jun 22 Paul Frees [Solomon Hersh Frees], American voice actor (voice of Boris Badenov in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Jun 27 I A L Diamond, screenwriter (1960 Acad Award-Apartment)
  • Jul 1 Harold Sakata, American actor (d. 1982)
  • Jul 8 Dolph Sweet, American actor (Gimme a Break, Which Way is Up), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 10 David Brinkley, NBC news anchor (Huntley-Brinkley), born in Wilmington, North Carolina

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Jul 11 Yul Brynner, Russian-Swiss actor (The King and I, The Ten Commandments), born in Primorsky Krai, Russia (d. 1985)

  • Jul 12 Keith Andes, Ocean City NJ, actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats)
  • Jul 12 Beah Richards, American actress (d. 2000)
  • Jul 17 Bill Monroe, newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jul 17 Helen Walker, actress (Brewster's Million), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Jul 18 Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World)
  • Jul 27 Beatrice Pearson, Dennison Texas, actress (Moving Finger)
  • Jul 29 Rodolfo Acosta, Chihuahua Mexico, actor (Passion, Littlest Outlaw)
  • Aug 1 Jeffrey Segal, actor (Traitors)/playwright
  • Aug 2 Theo Marcuse, WA, actor (Mara of Wilderness)
  • Aug 3 Maria Karnilova, actress (Olga-Ivan the Terrible), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Aug 9 Allen Hoskins, American child actor (Our Gang), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)
  • Aug 13 Neville Brand, Griswold, Iowa, American actor (DOA, Eaten Alive)
  • Aug 14 Nehemiah Persoff, Jerusalem Palestine, actor (Al Capone, Yentl)
  • Aug 16 Charles Bukowski, Andernach Germany, American writer (Hollywood: A Novel)

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Aug 18 Shelley Winters, American actress (Lolita, A Place in the Sun, A Patch of Blue & Poseidon Adventure), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2006)

  • Aug 29 Charles White, American actor (Airpot 95, Serpico), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Aug 31 James Lanphier, American actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), born in Hempstead, New York (d. 1969)
  • Sep 1 Richard Farnsworth, American actor (Misery, Havana, Sylvester), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • Sep 5 Fons Rademakers, Dutch director (Assault) and actor (Daughter of Darkness), born in Roosendaal, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • Sep 9 Michael Aldridge, Glastonbury England, actor (Murder in Cathedral)
  • Sep 10 Egbert van Paridon, Dutch actor and director (Flodder, The Assault), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • Sep 12 Irene Dailey, American actress (Liz-Another World, Grissom Gang), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • Sep 13 Carole Mathews, Montgomery Ill, actress (Wilma-Californians)
  • Sep 14 Bud Palmer, NBAer (NY Knicks)/sportscaster, born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 17 Dinah Sheridan, actress (Genevieve, Railway Children), (d. 2012)
  • Sep 18 Jack Warden, actor (NYPD, Crazy Like a Fox, Norby), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 23 Mickey Rooney, American actor, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • Sep 27 William Conrad, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Cannon), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Oct 1 Lonny Chapman, actor (Investigator, For the People), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Oct 1 Walter Matthau, American actor (Odd Couple, Bad News Bears), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 13 Albert Hague, actor (Mr Shorofsky-Fame), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Oct 13 Laraine Day, American actress (Dr KIldaire, I've Got a Secret), born in Roosevelt, Utah
  • Oct 15 Henri Verneuil, French film director (d. 2002)
  • Oct 17 Montgomery Clift, American actor (From Here to Eternity, Judgement at Nuremberg), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1966)
  • Oct 17 Rudolf Hrusinsky, Czech actor (Short Cut, Golden Eels)
  • Oct 18 Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and political activist (d. 1994)
  • Oct 19 LaWanda Page [Alberta Peal], American actress (Aunt Esther-Sanford & Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • Oct 22 Mitzi Green, actress (Little Orphan Annie), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Oct 24 Louise H "Lous" Hensen, actress (Medea, Uncle Wanja)
  • Oct 27 Nanette Fabray, American actress (Katherine-One Day at a Time), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 2 Lewis Charles, American actor (Feather & Father Gang), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 2 Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2012)
  • Nov 8 Esther Rolle, American actress (Good Times, Maude), born in Pompano Beach Florida (d. 1998)
  • Nov 10 Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • Nov 12 Richard Quine, actor and director (Clay Pigeon), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 13 Jack Elam, American actor (The Dakotas, East Street, Rio Lobo), born in Miami, Arizona (d. 2003)

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Nov 19 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Leave Her to Heaven, The Razor's Edge), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)

Actress Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney
  • Nov 20 Douglas Dick, Charlestown WV, actor (Carl-Waterfront)
  • Nov 21 Ralph Meeker, actor (Anderson Tapes, Night Stalker), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Nov 22 Anne Crawford, British film actor (d. 1956)
  • Nov 25 Ricardo Montalban, Mexican actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun)
  • Nov 25 Noel Neill, American actress (Adventures of Superman), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • Nov 26 Daniel Petrie, Canadian-born television and movie director (d. 2004)
  • Nov 27 David Waller, actor (Shadowlands, Work is a 4 Letter Word)
  • Nov 27 Buster Merryfield, British actor (Only Fools and Horses), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • Nov 30 Virginia Mayo, actress (Out of the Blue, White Heat), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 4 Michael Bates, English actor (Clockwork Orange, Patton), born in Jhansi, British India (d.1978)
  • Dec 11 Eddy Firestone, actor (Eddy-Mixed Doubles), born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 13 Don Taylor, actor (Father's Little Dividend), born in Freeport, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 17 Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tilsit East Prussia, actor (Kafka, Music Box)
  • Dec 18 Willis Conover, American broadcaster (Voice of America), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1996)
  • Dec 19 David Susskind, American TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 21 Jean Gascon, Canadian actor (d. 1988)
  • Dec 25 Artur Agostinho, Lisbon Port, actor (Capas Negras, Leao da Estrela)
  • Dec 29 Viveca Lindfors, Uppsala Sweden, actress (Way We Were, Welcome to LA)
  • Dec 30 Jack Lord, American actor (Steve McGarrett in Hawaii FIVE-O, God's Little Acre), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • Dec 31 Rex Allen, American actor and singer-songwriter known as the "the Arizona Cowboy" (Dr Baxter-Frontier Doctor), born in Willcox, Arizona (d. 1999)