On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on September 20

  • 1869 George Robey, English musical theatre actor and comedian, born in Herue Hill, Kent, England (d. 1954)
  • 1873 Sidney Olcott, Canadian film director (Ben Hur), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1949)
  • 1881 Walter Kingsford, British actor (Carefree, My Favorite Blonde), born in Redhill, England (d. 1958)
  • 1892 Patricia Collinge, Irish-born American actress (Tender Comrade), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • 1897 Kermit Maynard, American cowboy actor (Valley of Terror, Saturday Roundup), born in Vevay, Indiana (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Ladri di Biciclette), born in Luzzara, Italy (d. 1989)
  • 1914 Kenneth More, British actor (39 Steps, Doctor in the House), born in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1982)
  • 1917 Fernando Rey [Arambillet], Spanish actor (The French Connection, Matter of Time), born in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain (d. 1994)
  • 1918 Margaret "Peg" Phillips, American actress (Northern Exposure, ER, Suddenly Susan), born in Everett, Washington (d. 2002)
  • 1920 Frances Heflin, American actress (All My Children, The Skin of Our Teeth), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Melvin "Slappy" White, American comedian and actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1995)
  • 1927 Clarice Taylor, American actress (Nurse Bailey-Nurse), born in Buckingham County, Virginia (d. 2011)
  • 1927 Rachel Roberts, Welsh actress (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Foul Play, Doctor's Wife), born in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales (d. 1980)
  • 1928 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (The Kingdom, Matador, Een stor familie), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2000)
  • 1929 Anne Meara, American comedian and actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place, The Other Woman), mother of Ben Stiller, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (Plae Kao), born in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand (d. 2006)

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1934 Sophia Loren, Italian actress (La Ciociara, Desire Under the Elms, Black Orchid), born in Rome, Italy

Actress Sophia Loren
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  • 1936 Dany Carrel, French actress (Passionate Summer), born in Tourane, Annam, French Indochina
  • 1937 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish singer and actress, born in Hagfors, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • 1938 Pia Lindström, Swedish critic (WNBC-TV), journalist (From Russia With Love) and first child of Ingrid Bergman, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1941 Sylvester [J. Pussycat Sr.,], Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Friz Freleng (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Notes to You"
  • 1942 Robbe De Hert, Flemish director and producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb), born in Farnborough, Hampshire, England
  • 1944 Jeremy Child, English actor (Privilege, Taffin), born in Woking, Surrey, England
  • 1949 Anthony Denison, American actor (The Closer), born in New York
  • 1951 Joanna Cameron, American actress (I Love My Wife, Isis), born in Aspen, Colorado
  • 1956 Debi Morgan, American actress (All My Children, Cry Uncle), born in Dunn, North Carolina
  • 1956 Gary Cole, American actor (Pineapple Express, Midnight Caller), born in Park Ridge, Illinois
  • 1957 Arn Anderson, American wrestler (ECW/SMW/WCW/NWA/WWF), born in Rome, Georgia
  • 1961 Lisa Bloom, American lawyer and television personality, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1964 Maggie Cheung, Hong Kong actress (1st Asian actress to win at Cannes for "Clean"), born in Hong Kong
  • 1965 Robert Rusler, American actor (Game of Love, Vamp, Thrashin'), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1967 Kristen Johnston, American actress (Sally Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1968 Leah Pinsent, Canadian actress (April Fool's Day), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Victoria Dillard, American actress (Spin City), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 Megumi Kudo, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan
  • 1975 Asia Argento, Italian actress (Marie Antoinette), Weinstein accuser, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1976 Yui Horie, Japanese voice actress and singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1976 Enuka Okuma, Canadian actress
  • 1976 Jon Bernthal, American actor (The Walking Dead, The Punisher), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1980 Mariacarla Boscono, Italian fashion model
  • 1980 Jonathan Le Billon, British actor
  • 1983 Yuna Ito, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1991 Spencer Locke, American actress
  • 1993 Taylor Parks, American actress
  • 1995 Sammi Hanratty, American actress