Birthdays in Film & TV on January 20

  • 1867 Yvette Guilbert [Emma Laure Esther Guilbert], French singer and actress, born in Paris, France (d. 1944)
  • 1878 Finlay Currie, Scottish actor (Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe, Avengers), born in Edinburgh (d. 1968)
  • 1895 Roscoe Ates, American actor (Freaks, Cimarron, Marshal of Gunsight Pass), born in Grange, Mississippi (d. 1962)
  • 1895 Eva Jessye, American singer, actress, songwriter (Hallelujah) and 1st black woman to receive international distinction as a choral conductor, born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 1992)
  • 1896 George Burns [Nathan Birnbaum], American actor, comedian and singer (Oh God, Burns and Allen), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1896 Rolfe Sedan, American actor (Young Frankenstein, Ninotchka, George Burns Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1896 Isabel Withers, American actress (Possessed, Lady of Burlesque), born in Frankton, Indiana (d. 1968)
  • 1900 Colin Clive, British actor (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Mad Love), born in St Malo, France (d. 1937)
  • 1903 Leon Ames, American actor (Mister Ed, Father of the Bride), born in Portland, Indiana (d. 1993)
  • 1907 Paula Wessely, Austrian actress and producer (Masquerade), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2000)
  • 1910 Abram Hill, director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater)
  • 1912 Christopher Casson, Irish actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita)
  • 1914 Wensley Pithey, actor (Winston Churchill-Ike), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1919 Alex Nicol, actor (Man From Laramie, Air Cadet), born in Ossining, New York
  • 1920 DeForest Kelley, actor (Dr McCoy-Star Trek), born in Atlanta, Georgia

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1920 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
  • 1926 Michael Higgins, actor (1918, Wanda, Black Stallion), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1926 Patricia Neal, American actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses), born in Packard, Kentucky (d. 2010)

Actress Patricia Neal
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Patricia Neal
  • 1928 William Berger, Austrian actress (Adventure of Hercules)
  • 1929 Arte Johnson, comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1934 Tom Baker, English actor (fourth Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Liverpool
  • 1937 Dorothy Provine, Deadwood SD, actress (Good Neighbor Sam, Darn Cat)
  • 1938 William Berger, Austrian actor (d. 1993)
  • 1940 Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician
  • 1941 Pierre Lalonde, Quebec singer and television host
  • 1946 David Lynch, actor and director (Dune, Eraserhead), born in Missoula, Montana
  • 1950 Liza Goddard, British actress
  • 1955 Wyatt Knight, American actor

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1956 Bill Maher, American comedian and political commentator (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect), born in NYC, New York

Political Commentator and Comedian Bill Maher
Political Commentator and Comedian
Bill Maher
  • 1958 Lorenzo Lamas, American actor (Lance-Falcon Crest, California Fever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 James Denton, American actor
  • 1964 Victoria Sellers, actress (Crime Zone, Warlords), born in London, England
  • 1966 Rainn Wilson, American actor (The Office, Juno), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967 Stacey Dash, actress (Dionne-Clueless), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1969 Melissa Rivers, American TV hostess (MTV, CBS Morning News), born in NYC, New York
  • 1970 Skeet Ulrich, actor (Scream)
  • 1970 Mitch Benn, UK comedian, songwriter, actor
  • 1978 Joy Giovanni, American actress and glamour model
  • 1981 Christine Bleakley, BBC Television Host
  • 1981 Crystal Lowe, Canadian actress
  • 1983 Paula Taylor, English-Thai actress, model and presenter
  • 1984 Olivia Hallinan, English Actress
  • 1984 Toni Gonzaga, Filipina Actress and Singer