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)
  • 1906 Gale Gordon [Charles Thomas Aldrich, Jr], American actor and comedian (Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Malcolm Atterbury, American actor (Jonas-Thicker than Water, Apples Way), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1911 Margot Grahame [Margaret Clark], British actress (The Three Musketeers, Criminal Lawyer), born in Canterbury, England (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, British actor (Dick Turpin, Buccaneer's Girl, Vulture, Fur Collar), born in Horsham, Sussex, England (d. 1987)
  • 1916 Paul Tripp, American TV host (Mr I Magination), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924 Gloria Vanderbilt, American actress, artist, heiress and socialite, born in Manhattan, NYC, New York

Person of interestRobert Altman

1925 Robert Altman, American screenwriter, producer and director (The Player, M*A*S*H, Nashville), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)

Film Director Robert Altman
Film Director
Robert Altman
  • 1926 Dame Gillian Lynne [Pyrke], British dancer, choreographer and actress, known for Broadway work on "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera," born in Bromley, Kent (d. 2018)

Person of interestSidney Poitier

1927 Sidney Poitier, Bahamian American actor, first black actor to win 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)
  • 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), born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • 1961 Imogen Stubbs, actress (Summer Story), born in Rothbury, England
  • 1962 Ria Coyne, American comedienne (Betsy-Batman Forever), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 William Baldwin, NY, actor (Backdraft, Sliver, Flatliners)

  • 1964 French Stewart, NM, actor (Harry Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)
  • 1964 Jeffrey Allan Maggert, Columbia MO, PGA golfer (1993 Walt Disney)
  • 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 (Rugrats, The Real Ghostbusters, 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
  • 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

Person of interestTrevor Noah

1984 Trevor Noah, South African comedian, actor and TV host (The Daily Show), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Comedian and TV Host Trevor Noah
Comedian and TV Host
Trevor Noah
  • 1989 Melanie Leishman, Canadian actress