Birthdays in Film & TV on March 20

  • 1883 Colin Campbell, Scottish actor (High Bright Sun, Leather Boys), born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 1966)
  • 1896 Sam Wren, American actor (Marked Woman, The Old Grey Mayor), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1903 Edgar Buchanan, American actor (Petticoat Junction), born in Humansville, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • 1906 Oswald "Ozzie" Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • 1908 Frank Stanton, Muskegon Mich, broadcasting executive (CBS)
  • 1908 Michael Redgrave, British actor (Browning Version, Goodbye Mr Chips, Lady Vanishes), born in Bristol, England (d. 1985)
  • 1911 Mieke Verstraete [Maria Augustina De Graef], Belgian-Dutch actress (Pleasantly Settled), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1990)
  • 1913 Judith Evelyn [Evelyn Morris], American actress (13th Letter, Tingler, Rear Window), born in Seneca, South Dakota (d. 1967)
  • 1914 Wendell Corey, American actor (Rear Window, 11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl), born in Dracut, Massachusetts (d. 1968)

Carl ReinerCarl Reiner (1922-2020)

American comedian, actor, screenwriter (Your Show Of Shows; 2000 Year Old Man; The Dick Van Dyke Show), director (The Comic; The Jerk), and author, born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1922 Jack Kruschen, Canadian character actor (The Apartment, Busting Loose), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2002)
  • 1922 Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1924 Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (The Shop on Main Street), born in Staškov, Slovakia (d. 1998)

Fred RogersFred Rogers (1928-2003)

American children's TV host (Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania

  • 1929 Germán Robles, Spanish-Mexican film, theater, television, and voice actor (El Vampiro), born in Gijón, Asturias, Spain (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Hal Linden [Harold Lipshitz], American actor (Barney Miller; Blacke's Magic), director, and musician, born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1935 Ted Bessell, American director and actor (Don-That Girl, Gomer Pyle- Frankie), born in Flushing, New York (d. 1996)

Vaughn MeaderVaughn Meader (1936-2004)

American comedian and musician, born in Waterville, Maine

  • 1937 Jerry Reed, American country music singer (When You're Hot, You're Hot) and actor (Bat 21; Smokey & The Bandit), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2008)
  • 1940 Vito Picone, American rocker (Elegants) and actor, born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1943 Paul Junger Witt, American TV and film producer (Brian's Song; Soap; The Golden Girls; Dead Poets Society), born in New York City (d. 2018)
  • 1945 Jay Ingram, Canadian television host and author
  • 1948 John de Lancie, American actor (Star Trek Next Generation - "Q"; Days of Our Lives), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1950 Tom Towles, American actor (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)

William HurtWilliam Hurt (1950-2022)

American Academy Award-winning actor (Big Chill; Children of a Lesser God; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Broadcast News), born in Washington, D.C. [1]

  • 1951 Tanya Boyd, actress (Celeste-Days of our Life), born in Detroit, Michigan

Spike LeeSpike Lee (65 years old)

1957 American film director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X), born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • 1957 Theresa Russell [Paup], actress (Black Widow, Razor's Edge), born in San Diego, California
  • 1957 Vanessa Bell Calloway, American actress

Holly HunterHolly Hunter (64 years old)

1958 American actress (Broadcast News, The Piano), born in Conyers, Georgia

  • 1959 Steve McFadden, British actor
  • 1959 Sting [Steve Borden], American professional wrestler, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1961 John Clark Gable, American actor (Bad Jim), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Stephen Sommers, American film director

David ThewlisDavid Thewlis (59 years old)

1963 English actor (Remus Lupin-Harry Potter series), born in Blackpool, Lancashire

  • 1963 Kathleen "Kathy" Ireland, American model and actress (Alien From LA, Side Out), born in Glendale, California
  • 1963 Manabu Suzuki, Japanese racing driver and broadcaster
  • 1967 Bryan Genesse, actor, (Rocco-Bold & Beautiful, Grady-Street Justice)
  • 1971 Murray Bartlett, Australian actor (The White Lotus), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1973 Cedric Yarbrough, American actor
  • 1973 Jane March, Edgeware England, actress (Lover)
  • 1973 Jung Woo-sung, South Korean actor
  • 1974 Paula Garces, Colombian actress
  • 1979 Bianca Lawson, American actress
  • 1979 Freema Agyeman, English actress (Doctor Who, New Amsterdam), born in London, England
  • 1979 Silvia Abascal, Spanish actress
  • 1981 BeBe Zahara Benet [Nea Marshall Kudi Ngwa], Cameroonian male model and drag queen (S1 winner: America's Next Drag Superstar), born in Cameroon
  • 1982 Nick Blood, British actor (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), born in Aylesbury, England
  • 1984 Christy Carlson Romano, American actress (Even Stevens; Kim Possible), born in Milford, Connecticut
  • 1986 Dean Geyer, Australian singer/actor
  • 1986 Ruby Rose, Australian model, actor (Orange is the New Black) recording artist, and gender activist, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1987 Rollo Weeks, English actor