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 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)
  • 1895 Roscoe Ates, American actor (Freaks, Cimarron, Marshal of Gunsight Pass), born in Grange, Mississippi (d. 1962)
  • 1896 George Burns [Nathan Birnbaum], American actor, comedian and singer (Oh God; Burns and Allen), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1896 Isabel Withers, American actress (Possessed, Lady of Burlesque), born in Frankton, Indiana (d. 1968)
  • 1896 Rolfe Sedan, American actor (Young Frankenstein, Ninotchka, George Burns Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1900 Colin Clive, British actor (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Mad Love), born in St Malo, France (d. 1937)
  • 1900 Doris Deane, American actress, born in Wisconsin (d. 1974)
  • 1903 Leon Ames, American actor (Mister Ed, Father of the Bride), born in Portland, Indiana (d. 1993)
  • 1907 Paula Wessely, Austrian actress & producer (Masquerade), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2000)
  • 1912 Christopher Casson, Irish-English actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita, The Riordans), born in Manchester, Lancashire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Wensley Pithey, South-African actor (Oliver!, The Saint, Little Women), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1993)
  • 1916 Alex Nicol, American actor (The Screaming Skull, Man From Laramie, Air Cadet), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1919 Stepan Lucky, Slovak film score composer, born in Žilina, Slovakia (d. 2006)
  • 1920 DeForest Kelley, American actor (Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy-Star Trek), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1999)

Federico FelliniFederico Fellini (1920-1993)

Italian film director and scriptwriter (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita), born in Rimini, Italy

  • 1920 Michael Higgins, American actor (Angel Heart, 1918, Wanda, Black Stallion), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)

Patricia NealPatricia Neal (1926-2010)

American actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses) and wife of Roald Dahl, born in Packard, Kentucky

  • 1928 Peter Donat, Canadian-American actor (Flamingo Road, Different Story), born in Kentville, Canada (d. 2018)
  • 1929 Arte Johnson, American comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1934 Tom Baker, English actor (fourth Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1937 Dorothy Provine, American actress (The Roaring 20's; That Darn Cat: Who's Minding The Mint?), and singer, born in Deadwood, South Dakota (d. 2010)
  • 1940 Krishnam Raju, Indian actor & politician, born in Mogalthur, India
  • 1941 Pierre Lalonde, Canadian singer and television host, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • 1945 Christopher Martin-Jenkins, British cricket journalist and broadcaster (President MCC; BBC Radio), born in Peterborough, England (d. 2013)

David LynchDavid Lynch (76 years old)

1946 American actor & director (Dune; Eraserhead), born in Missoula, Montana

  • 1950 Liza Goddard, British actress, born in Smethwick, United Kingdom
  • 1955 Wyatt Knight, American actor (d. 2011)

Bill MaherBill Maher (66 years old)

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

  • 1958 Lorenzo Lamas, American actor (Lance-Falcon Crest, California Fever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 James Denton, American actor, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1964 Victoria Sellers, English actress (Crime Zone, Warlords), born in London, England
  • 1966 Rainn Wilson, American actor (The Office, Juno), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967 Joe Pasquale, American pop-rock singer and songwriter (Boys Club; Prey)
  • 1967 Stacey Dash, American 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 Mitch Benn, English comedian and musician, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1970 Skeet Ulrich, American actor (Scream), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1971 Questlove [Ahmir Thompson], American drummer, producer bandleader (The Roots), and Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker (Summer of Soul), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1978 Joy Giovanni, American actress & glamour model, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1978 Omar Sy, French actor (Lupin), born in Trappes, France
  • 1979 Will Young, British singer-songwriter & actor, born in Wokingham, United Kingdom
  • 1981 Crystal Lowe, Canadian actress & model, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1983 Paula Taylor, Thai actress & model, born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1984 Olivia Hallinan, English actress, born in Hounslow, United Kingdom
  • 1984 Toni Gonzaga, Filipino singer and actress, born in Rizal, Philippines
  • 1987 Evan Peters, American actor (Mare of Easttown), born in St. Louis, Missouri