Birthdays in Film & TV on February 20

  • 1854 Louis van Westerhoven, Dutch actor, singer and opera director (Youth), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1912)
  • 1888 Marie Rambert, English ballet producer/director/teacher, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1904 Bramwell Fletcher, British actor (White Cargo, Random Harvest, The Mummy), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England (d. 1988)
  • 1907 Malcolm Atterbury, American actor (Jonas-Thicker than Water, Apples Way), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1911 Margot Grahame English actress (The Three Musketeers), born in Canterbury (d. 1982)
  • 1913 Rex Tucker, TV writer/director
  • 1914 John Daly, South Africa, newscaster/TV game show host (What's My Line)
  • 1915 Philip Friend, Horsham England, actor (Vulture, Fur Collar)
  • 1916 Paul Tripp, American TV host (Mr I Magination), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Liesbeth Tonckens, [Wilhelmina], actress/lecturer (Free People)
  • 1924 Gloria Vanderbilt, American actress, artist, heiress and socialite, born in Manhattan, New York City
  • 1925 Robert Altman, director (The Player, M*A*S*H), born in Kansas City, Missouri

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1927 Sidney Poitier, 1st African American actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor ('Lillies in the Field' - 1963), born in Miami, Florida

  • 1929 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Kitty Russell-Gunsmoke), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1930 Patricia Smith, actress (Bob Newhart Show), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1936 Larry Hovis, Wapito Wash, comedian (Gomer Pyle, Hogan's Heroes)
  • 1936 Marj Dusay, [Mahoney], Russell Ks, actress (Kate-Bret Maverick)
  • 1940 Jimmy Greaves, British broadcaster/soccer player
  • 1942 Charlie Gillett, Lancashire, rock broadcaster (Sound of the City)
  • 1942 Peter Strauss, Croton-on-Hudson NY, actor (Rich Man Poor Man)
  • 1943 Antonio Inoki, [Kanji Rikidozan], wrestler (NJPW/JWA)
  • 1943 Mike Leigh, dramatist/director (High Hopes, Secrets & Lies)
  • 1945 Andrew Bergman, director/screenwriter (Soapdish, Honeymoon in Vegas)
  • 1945 Brion James, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1945 Annu Kapoor, Indian actor
  • 1946 Brenda Blethyn, actress (Secrets & Lies)
  • 1946 Sandy Duncan, Henderson Tx, actress (Hogan Family)
  • 1947 Jennifer O'Neill, actress (Summer of '42), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1947 Peter Strauss, American actor
  • 1949 Ivana Trump, Czech-American model and ex-wife of Donald Trump (1st Wives Club), born in Gottwaldov, Moravia, Czechoslovak Republic
  • 1950 John Voldstad, actor (Darryl-Newhart), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1950 Ken Shimura, Japanese performer and actor
  • 1951 Edward Albert, actor (Jeff-Falcon Crest, Butterflies are Free), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Anthony Stewart Head, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • 1956 Charlie Adler, American voice actor
  • 1958 Carol Ficatier, Auscene France, playmate (December, 1985)
  • 1958 James Wilby, Burma, actor (Howards End, Maurice)
  • 1960 Joel Hodgson, American comedian (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
  • 1961 Imogen Stubbs, actress (Summer Story), born in Rothbury, England
  • 1962 Ria Coyne, Scranton Penn, comedienne (Betsy-Batman Forever)
  • 1963 William Baldwin, NY, actor (Backdraft, Sliver, Flatliners)
  • 1964 French Stewart, NM, actor (Harry Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)
  • 1964 Rodney Rowland, American actor
  • 1966 Cindy Crawford, Dekalb Ill, supermodel (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
  • 1967 Andrew Shue, actor (Melrose Place)
  • 1967 Lili Taylor, actress (Ransom, Short Cuts)
  • 1967 Rebekka Lynn Armstrong, Bakersfield Ca, playmate (Sep, 1986)
  • 1967 Kath Soucie, American voice actress (Janine Melnitz-The Real Ghostbusters, Sally Acorn-Sonic the Hedgehog), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1968 Lorraine Olivia, Geneva Ill, playmate (Nov, 1990)
  • 1969 Gedo, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1972 Corinna Harney, Bremerhaven Germany, playmate (Aug, 1991)
  • 1974 Ophelie Winter, French actress
  • 1976 Gail Kim, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1977 Amal Hijazi, Lebanese singer (Zaman), born in Kfarfila, Lebanon
  • 1978 Lauren Ambrose, American actress
  • 1978 Jakki Degg, English glamour model/actress
  • 1978 Jay Hernandez, American actor
  • 1978 Julia Jentsch, German actress
  • 1978 Chelsea Peretti, American comedian and actress (Brooklyn Nine Nine), born in Oakland, California
  • 1989 Melanie Leishman, Canadian actress