Birthdays in Film & TV on November 20

  • 1863 Maria H "Mina" Beersmans, Flemish actress (Black Griet) and wife of John Dilis, born (d. 1939)
  • 1890 Robert Armstrong, Saginaw MI, actor (Mighty Joe Young, King Kong)
  • 1891 Reginald Denny Richmond England, actor (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman)
  • 1894 Carl Mayer, Austrian-Jewish actor (Dreaming Lips, Ariane, Sunrise), born in Graz, Austria (d. 1944)
  • 1907 Fran Allison, American actress (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in La Porte City, Iowa (d. 1989)
  • 1908 Alistair Cooke, TV host (Masterpiece Theatre), born in Manchester, England
  • 1913 Judy Canova, American comedian and actress (Cannonball), born in Starke, Florida (d. 1983)
  • 1916 Evelyn Keyes, American actress (Adventure of Martin Eden), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1919 Dulcie Gray, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, actress (Mine Own Executioner)
  • 1920 Douglas Dick, Charlestown WV, actor (Carl-Waterfront)
  • 1921 Phyllis Thaxter, actress (Nora, Fort Worth), born in Portland, Maine (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Louis van Gasteren, Dutch actor and director (The House, De prijs van overleven), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1926 Kaye Ballard, actress/comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1926 Terry Hall, English ventriloquist (d. 2007)
  • 1927 Estelle Parsons, Lynn Mass, actress (Rachel Rachel, Bonnie & Clyde)
  • 1928 Franklin Cover, actor (Tom-The Jeffersons), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1928 Rex Reason, actor (Man Without a Gun, Roaring 20s), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1928 Aleksey Batalov, Russian actor
  • 1932 Richard Dawson, Hampshire England, actor (Hogan's Heroes, Family Feud), (d. 2012)
  • 1937 Jack Linkletter, TV host (Haggis Baggis, Hootenanny), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1939 Dick Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941 Haseena Moin, Pakistani television drama writer and Urdu playwright
  • 1942 Bob Einstein, American comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Veronica Hamel, actress (Joyce-Hill St Blues, 79 Park Ave), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945 Nanette Workman, American-born Canadian singer and actress
  • 1946 Judy Woodruff, American newscaster (McNeil Lehrer Report), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1948 Richard Masur, American actor (David-One Day at a Time), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Samuel E Wright, actor (Enos, Ball Four), born in Camden, South Carolina
  • 1949 Ray Vitte, American actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955 Thea Vidale, actress (Family Matters)
  • 1956 Bo Derek, [Mary Collins], actress (10, Tarzan the Ape Man), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1959 Sean Young, actress (Dune, Young Doctor in Love), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1960 Marc Labrèche, Canadian actor and television host
  • 1961 Larry Karaszewski, American screenwriter
  • 1963 Ming-Na Wen, Macau-born actress (Mulan, ER, One Night Stand, As the World Turns), born in Coloane Island, Macau
  • 1964 Ned Vaughn, actor (The Rescuer)
  • 1967 Jeff Cotler, actor (Brian-Struck by Lightning), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1969 Callie Thorne, American actor
  • 1970 Sabrina Lloyd, actress (Sliders)
  • 1970 Joe Zaso, American actor
  • 1971 Joel McHale, American actor and comedian
  • 1974 Marissa Ryan, actress (Elizabeth MacGillis-Major Dad)
  • 1976 Jason Thompson, Canadian actor
  • 1977 Rudy Charles, American professional wrestling referee
  • 1978 Nadine Velazquez, American actress and model
  • 1982 Margo Stilley, American actress
  • 1985 Dan Byrd, American actor
  • 1986 Aaron Yan, Taiwanese singer and actor
  • 1989 Cody Linley, American actor