Birthdays in Film & TV on December 20

  • 1869 Charley Grapewin, American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady), born in Xenia, Ohio (d. 1956)
  • 1890 Yvonne Arnaud, French-born pianist, singer and actress (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), born in Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France (d. 1958)
  • 1898 Irene Dunne, American actress (Cimarron, Theodora Goes Wild), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1990)
  • 1905 Albert Dekker, American actor (Dr Cyclops, Beau Gesture), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1906 Lowell Gilmore, American actor (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Living Christ Series), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1960)
  • 1908 Norman Hackforth, broadcaster
  • 1908 Dennis Morgan, American actor (Kitty Foyle), born in Prentice, Wisconsin (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Audrey Totter, American actress (Carpetbaggers, Set-Up, The Unsuspected), born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Charita Bauer, American actress (The Guiding Light, Aldrich Family), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1985)
  • 1924 Errol John, Trinidadian actor and playwright (A Man from the Sun, The Nun's Story, Assault on a Queen), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1988)
  • 1924 Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician and broadcaster (d. 1980)
  • 1931 Mary Ellen "Mala" Powers, American actress (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Wild Wild West), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1932 John Hillerman, American actor (Magnum PI, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles), born in Denison, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1939 Kathryn Joosten, Eustis, Florida, actress (Desperate Housewives), (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Angel Tompkins, Albany California, actress (Gloria-Search) [or 12/29/49]
  • 1944 Jean Fergusson, English actress

  • 1946 John Spencer, American actor (LA Law, West Wing), born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • 1949 Claudia Jennings, [Mary Ellen Chestrerton], Minn, playmate (Nov, 1969)
  • 1952 Jenny Agutter, Taunton England, actress (Logan's Run, Equus, Amy)
  • 1952 Sergio Vastano, Italian actor (Nightclub, Prete Bello)
  • 1954 Michael Badalucco, American actor
  • 1955 Pierre Bokma, Dutch actor (Avonden, Leedvermaak)
  • 1956 Blanche Baker, American actress, Carroll Baker's Daughter (French Postcard), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Joyce Hyser, American actress
  • 1961 Bonnie Marino, playmate (Jun, 1990), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1961 Mohammad Fouad, Arab singer and actor
  • 1963 Karen Moncrieff, actress (Xtro 3, Days of Our Lives), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1965 Robert Cavanah, Scottish actor
  • 1967 Wendy Hamilton, playmate (Dec, 1991), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1968 Joe Cornish, British comedian
  • 1970 Nicole DeBoer, Canadian actress
  • 1975 Jaydy Michel, Mexican model
  • 1976 Jang Hyuk, Korean actor
  • 1982 David Cook, American singer, winner of American Idol.

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1983 Jonah Hill, American actor (Superbad, Moneyball, The Wolf of Wall Street), born in Los Angeles, California

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  • 1983 Lucy Pinder, English model and actress, born in Hampshire, England
  • 1983 Lara Stone, Dutch model