Birthdays in Film & TV on June 20

  • 1615 Salvatore Rosa, Italian baroque painter, poet, musician and actor, born in Arenella, Italy (d. 1673)
  • 1883 Jules Verstraete [Julien Gustave de Graef], Flemish actor (rubber, The Three Wishes), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1951)
  • 1883 Leah Baird, American actress (Lady Gangster), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • 1890 Dorothy Bernard, American stage, silent and sound screen actress (Life With Father - "Margaret"), born in Port Elizabeth, British Cape Colony (now South Africa) (d. 1955)
  • 1903 Sam Rabin [Rabinowitz], British sculptor, and wrestler, born in Cheetham, North Manchester, England (d. 1991)
  • 1909 Errol Flynn, Australian actor (Captain Blood, Robin Hood), born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (d. 1959)
  • 1909 Joan Harrison, English screenwriter and producer who often worked with Alfred Hitchcock (Rebecca, They Won't Believe Me), born in Guildford, England (d. 1994)
  • 1909 Robert Marley, Jamaican cricketer (Jamaican batsman 1928-1946, WICBC pres), born in Half Way Tree, Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Gail Patrick [Margaret Fitzpatrick], American actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1980)
  • 1915 Terence Young, British film director (Dr No, Thunderball), born in Shanghai, China (d. 1994)
  • 1916 Johnny Morris, British broadcaster and actor (Once in a Lifetime), born in Newport, Wales (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (Lalka, Znachor, Niedaleko Warszawy), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Audie Murphy, American soldier who was among the most decorated in WW II with 33 medals and actor (To Hell and Back, Whispering Smiths), born in Kingston, Texas (d. 1971)
  • 1928 Martin Landau, American actor (Ed Wood; North By Northwest; Mission Impossible; Space 1999), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1928 William Berger, Austrian American actor (Face to Face, Adventure of Hercules), born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1993)
  • 1929 Ronald Hines, British actor (Not in Front of the Children, Pack of Lies), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1931 James Tolkan, American actor (Weekend War, Leap of Faith), born in Calumet, Michigan
  • 1931 Olympia Dukakis, Greek-American stage and screen, Obie, Oscar, and Golden Globe award-winning actress (Man Equals Man; Moonstruck; Steel Magnolias)), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1933 Brett Halsey, American actress (Paul-Follow the Sun), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1933 Danny Aiello, American stage and screen actor (Moonstruck; Do the Right Thing; Broadway Danny Rose), and singer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1934 Rossana Podestà, Italian actress (Helen of Troy), (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Wendy Craig, English actress (Butterflies), born in Sacriston, England
  • 1935 Len Dawson, American Pro Football HOF quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 1970 KC Chiefs; AFL Championship MVP 1966; AFL MVP 1962; First-team All-AFL 1962, 66) and broadcaster (HBO, NBC), born in Alliance, Ohio (d. 2022)
  • 1937 Jerry Keller, American pop singer-songwriter ("Here Comes Summer"), and actor (If Ever I See You Again), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • 1940 John Mahoney, British-born American actor (Fraiser, Frantic, 8 Men Out), born in Manchester, England (d. 2018)
  • 1941 Stephen Frears, film director (Prick Up Your Ears, Dangerous Liaisons), born in Leicester, England
  • 1944 David Roper, English actor
  • 1944 Terry Funk, pro wrestler (WWF/NWA)/actor (Paradise Alley), born in Hammond, Indiana
  • 1945 John McCook, Ventura Cal, actor (Codename: Firefox, Bold & Beautiful)
  • 1946 Bob Vila, television presenter
  • 1947 Candace "Candy" Clark, American actress (Man Who Fell to Earth, Q, American Graffiti), born in Norman, Oklahoma

Lionel RichieLionel Richie (73 years old)

1949 American singer (Commodores, 1968-82; "Easy"; "Three Times A Lady"; solo -"Hello"; "All Night Long"), and TV personality (American Idol, 2018-22), born in Tuskegee, Alabama

  • 1951 Tress MacNeille, American voice actress

John GoodmanJohn Goodman (70 years old)

1952 American actor (Dan Conner on Roseanne, Babe), born in St Louis, Missouri

  • 1952 Larry Riley, American actor (Harry-Stir Crazy, Knots Landing), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1992)
  • 1957 Koko B. Ware, American pro wrestler (WWF), born in Union City, Tennessee
  • 1958 Chuck Wagner, American actor (Automan), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1960 Michael Corbett, Collingwood NJ, actor (David-Young & Restless)
  • 1963 Don West, American professional wrestling announcer, born in Chicago, IIlinois (d. 2022)
  • 1964 Michael Landon Jr., American actor and director (Little House on the Prairie; Bonanza (TV movies)), born in Encino, California
  • 1967 Francis Reyes, Filipino new wave and Pinoy rock guitarist (The Dawn), broadcaster, and music editor, born in Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman (55 years old)

1967 Australian-American actress (Dead Calm; The Hours), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Robert RodriguezRobert Rodriguez (54 years old)

1968 American director (El Mariachi, Sin City, Grindhouse), born in San Antonio, Texas

  • 1970 Michelle Reis, Hong Kong actress (Fallen Angels), born in Hong Kong
  • 1979 Lani Billard, Canadian actress
  • 1980 (Euphemia LatiQue) "Tika" Sumpter, American model, actress, and producer (One Life to Live; The Haves and the Have Nots; Southside with You), born in Queens, New York City
  • 1983 Cherrie Ying, Hong Kong actress
  • 1988 Shefali Chowdhury, Welsh actress (Harry Potter films), born in Denbigh, Wales
  • 1989 Christopher Mintz-Plasse, American actor
  • 1997 Maria Lark, Russian-born American actress