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Soundtrack | The Goonies
Designated the "heartbeat" of R&B during the 1980s and 1990s, Luther Vandross led a productive singing and songwriting life prior to this preeminence. The soul balladeer's strong commitment to the art of music continued on its Grammy-winning course, even after an acute stroke in 2003 left him ...
Abraham was born in French West Africa followed by many years growing up in England, Niger, Nigeria, until finally landing in New York City at 14 yrs old. His exposure to the performing arts began thanks to his father; he is an actor, playwright, and filmmaker. From his mother's compassion and ...
3. Adolf Hitler
Self | Triumph des Willens
Born the fourth of six children to Austrian customs officer Alois Hitler--who had been married twice before--and the former Klara Polzl, Adolf Hitler grew up in a small Austrian town in the late 19th century. He was a slow learner and did poorly in school. He was frequently beaten by his ...
Actress | Modern Family
Alyssa de Boisblanc is a SAG-Aftra Actress, Singer and Model and was signed by her first agency at the wee age of three. Her first professional jobs came as modeling campaigns and multiple national commercials. She booked her first feature film, Flying Lessons (2010) , at the age of four in a small...
8. Andy Serkis
Actor | War for the Planet of the Apes
English film actor, director and author Andy Serkis is known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), ...
Writer | Jäniksen vuosi
Arto Paasilinna was born on April 20, 1942 in Kittilä, Finland as Arto Tapio Paasilinna. He was a writer and actor, known for The Year of the Hare (1977), The Howling Miller (1982) and Natalia (1979). He was married to Terttu Annikki Kasper and Hilkka Onervan Nousu. He died on October 15, 2018 in ...
11. Betty Cuthbert
Betty Cuthbert was born on April 20, 1938 in Merrylands, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Elizabeth Alyse Cuthbert. She is known for her work on Australians (1988), This Is Your Life (1975) and What Makes a Champion (1959). She died on August 6, 2017 in Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia.
12. Betty Lou Gerson
Actress | One Hundred and One Dalmatians
Betty Lou Gerson was born on April 20, 1914 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA as Betty Louisa Gerson. She was an actress, known for One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), Cinderella (1950) and Cats Don't Dance (1997). She was married to Louis Rocco Lauria and Joe Ainley. She died on January 12, 1999 ...
Actress | The Glorias
Merritt was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her career in film, dance and music spans over 20 years, though her professional acting career began at age ten working regionally in TV and Film.
Known for roles that showcase and support the amplification of Native, ...
15. Brody Hutzler
Actor | Legally Blonde
Born in Fairbanks, Alaska and raised all over the United States-everywhere from New York to Hawaii, Brody began his professional acting career in 1995. He moved to Los Angeles after attending Michigan State University to pursue his dream of becoming an actor and was fortunate enough to study with ...
16. Bruce Cabot
Actor | King Kong
Hollywood stalwart Bruce Cabot's main claim to fame, other than rescuing Fay Wray from King Kong (1933), is that he tested for the lead role of The Ringo Kid in John Ford's Western masterpiece Stagecoach (1939). John Wayne got the role and became the most durable star in Hollywood history, while ...
17. Carlos Valdes
Actor | The Flash
Valdes moved to Miami at age 5 from Colombia, then moved again at age 12 to Marietta, Georgia. He studied at the University of Michigan with the actors of the theater group StarKid Productions. In 2011, after graduating, Valdes was devoted entirely to the theater.Between 2009 and 2011, he ...
18. Carmen Electra
Actress | Scary Movie 4
Carmen Electra was born Tara Leigh Patrick on April 20, 1972 in Sharonville, Ohio, to Patricia Rose (Kincade), a singer, and Harry Stanley Patrick, an entertainer and guitarist. She is of mostly English, German, and Irish descent. She grew up near Cincinnati, Ohio and got her first boost when a ...
20. Clayne Crawford
Actor | A Walk to Remember
Clayne Crawford was born on April 20, 1978 in Clay, Alabama, USA as Joseph Crawford. He is an actor and producer, known for A Walk to Remember (2002), Lethal Weapon (2016) and The Baytown Outlaws (2012). He has been married to Sunshine Kiki Brown since 2004. They have three children.
21. Clint Howard
Actor | Apollo 13
Clint Howard also had a recurring role in The Andy Griffith Show, as a little boy always dressed in a cowboy outfit and always eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. He never said a word, but was always offering someone a bite. He also had a co-starring role along with a black bear as the owner...
22. Crispin Glover
Actor | Back to the Future
While he's never been a typical leading man, Crispin Glover has distinguished himself as one of the most intriguing personalities in the movie business. His unusual characters and personal projects have inspired a cult-like following that has dubbed him both madman and genius.
The son of actress and...
24. D. David Morin
Actor | The Kissing Booth 2
D. David Morin was born and raised in Hollywood, California. He took Rita Wilson (Mrs. Tom Hanks) to his Senior Prom at Hollywood High. His father, Volney F. Morin, graduated Harvard law school and moved to California to work at Technicolor. His mother, Marty Morin, was also an actress. His aunt, ...
26. David Leland
Director | Wish You Were Here
David Leland was born on April 20, 1941 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as David Hugh Leland. He is an actor and director, known for Wish You Were Here (1987), Band of Brothers (2001) and Mona Lisa (1986). He has been married to Sabrina Canale since May 26, 2007. He was previously married to ...
28. Dick Wessel
Actor | Dick Tracy vs. Cueball
Rough-and-tumble American actor Dick Wessel had a fierce-looking scowl on a bulldog of a mug. That, coupled with a thick build and imposing stance, earned him appearances in countless Warner Bros. comedies and hard-boiled crime dramas throughout the late 1930s and 1940s. Although he made hundreds ...
29. Donald Wolfit
Actor | Lawrence of Arabia
One of the great British stage actors of his era Donald Wolfit was noted for his magnificent portrayals of King Lear and Tamburlaine. Yet no actor of his generation was surrounded by more controversy. He was temperamental and difficult to deal with, enraged by criticism and tyrannical with the ...
Actress | The Siege
E. Katherine Kerr was an actress, teacher, author, and director. In addition to her many screen roles, her Broadway credits included the ground-breaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning "No Place to Be Somebody", written and directed by Charles Gordone; Night Watch (1973) by Lucille Fletcher, directed by ...
31. Edie Sedgwick
Actress | Ciao Manhattan
Edie Sedgwick was a bright social butterfly whose candle of fame burned brightly at both ends. Born into a wealthy White Anglo-Saxon Protestant family of impressive lineage, Edie became a "celebutante" for her beauty, style, wealth and her associations with figures of the 1960s counterculture.
32. Elena Verdugo
Actress | Marcus Welby, M.D.
Most baby-boomers remember actress Elena Verdugo from her pleasant, plain but rather dowdy Emmy-nominated role as "Consuelo Lopez", the altruistic assistant and sometime aide-de-camp to Robert Young's general practitioner for several seasons on the popular Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969) dramatic series....
35. Gary Raymond
Actor | Jason and the Argonauts
Born in Brixton, England on April 20, 1935, robust and good-looking Gary Raymond came from an acting family. He was born Gary Barrymore Raymond and was the youngest of three sons (he and his brother Robin are twins) born to music hall entertainers. Gary won a scholarship at the age of 11 to Gateway...
Actor | Still Mine
George R. Robertson is a Canadian actor best known as Chief Hurst in the first 6 Police Academy films. He was also featured in JFK, Murder At 1600 (Mack Falls), as Dick Cheney in The Path To 9/11 and, most recently as Chester Jones in Still Mine. He appeared as Barry Goldwater in The Reagans, as ...
37. George Takei
Actor | Star Trek
Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) and the first six features, George Takei has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist.
38. Georgina Rylance
Actress | War Machine
Georgina was born in London, went to St Pauls School before attending boarding school at Downe House. Her A-Levels were completed at St. Edwards School, Oxford where she also went to University. She obtained a BA Honours degree in Politics at Oxford Brookes University.
Actor | Cube 2: Hypercube
Geraint Wyn Davies was born in Swansea, Wales on April 20, 1957. His father is a semi-retired Welsh congregational minister and his mother, a retired teacher, was headmistress at Geraint's first school. At the age of seven, his family moved to Canada where he attended Upper Canada College then the ...
40. Gregory Itzin
Actor | 24
Gregory Itzin, accomplished stage, film and television actor is perhaps best known for his Emmy Award-nominated performance for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series as 'President Charles Logan' in 24. Born in Washington, D.C. to parents Evelyn Loretta Itzin and Martin Joseph Itzin, ...
41. Gregory Ratoff
Actor | All About Eve
Producer, director and actor Gregory Ratoff was born in Samara, Russia on April 20, 1897, and studied at the University of St. Petersburg. His pursuit of a law career was interrupted by service in the Czar's army, and he fought in World War I. He later changed his focus and went on to make a name ...
43. Hal Yamanouchi
Actor | The Wolverine
Scholastically sound and versed in several languages, Hal Yamanouchi has not lacked for work or means to keep busy. Born in Japan, his collegiate years were dedicated to studying language and literature. He attended the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies as well as the Perugia (Italy) University ...
44. Han Lu
Actor | Zhong fan 20 sui
Lu Han is a Chinese singer and actor. He was born on April 20, 1990 in Haidian, Beijing.He graduated from Beijing Shida Middle School and attended Beijing Haidian Foreign Language Shi Yan School before leaving for South Korea to attend Yonsei University as an exchange student. He majored in Applied...
Actor | Shoe Shine Boys
Henry Nasiff, better known as Hank The Angry Drunken Dwarf, was a unique man from Massachusetts who was best known for his many appearances on The Howard Stern Radio Show. The diminutive performer got his break back in August 1996, when he and a friend from Boston dinner theater drove to New York ...
Writer | Tatort
Hans Werner Kettenbach was born on April 20, 1928 in Bendorf, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. He was a writer, known for Tatort (1970), Tennessee Waltz (1989) and Im Jahr der Schildkröte (1988). He died on January 5, 2018 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
47. Harold Lloyd
Actor | The Sin of Harold Diddlebock
Born in Buchard, Nebraska, USA to Elizabeth Fraser and 'J. Darcie 'Foxy' Lloyd' who fought constantly and soon divorced (at the time a rare event), Harold Clayton Lloyd was nominally educated in Denver and San Diego high schools and received his stage training at the School of Dramatic Art (San ...
48. Harris Wittels
Producer | Parks and Recreation
Harris Wittels was born on April 20, 1984 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA as Harris Lee Wittels. He was a producer and writer, known for Parks and Recreation (2009), Master of None (2015) and Eastbound & Down (2009). He died on February 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
49. J.D. Roth
Producer | Endurance
Just before J.D. Roth hosted a series of game shows (between children and adults) for 14 years, (including Fox's Fun House (1988), which ran from 1988 to 1991 and Animal Planet ZOOventure (1997), which ran from 1997 to 1998), he was a contestant on Star Search (1983), and (as an actor), he made ...
51. James Gammon
Actor | Major League
Rugged-looking James Gammon first broke into the entertainment industry not as an actor but as a TV cameraman. From there, his weatherbeaten features, somewhat menacing attitude and a tough-as-nails voice--the kind that used to be described in detective novels as "whiskey-soaked"--reminiscent of '...
52. Jamie Gillis
Actor | The Opening of Misty Beethoven
Born in New York City, Jamie Gillis trained as a legitimate actor. In the early 1970s he drifted into performing in pornographic films, and continued to work in that field through the late 1990s. Despite the occasional foray into "legitimate" film, such as a cameo in Nighthawks (1981), Gillis ...
53. Jane Daly
Actress | The Rookie
Jane Daly was born on April 20, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for The Rookie (2018), Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1972) and This Is Us (2016). She has been married to Duncan Gamble since May 27, 1982. They have two children. She was previously ...
54. Janine Sutto
Actress | Guide de la petite vengeance
Janine Sutto is one of Canada's most celebrated and respected actresses. In a career spanning over 70 years, she has played hundreds of roles on stage, radio and television. She has appeared at major theatres across Canada in productions ranging from classics by Molière and Shakespeare to works by ...
Actress | Two and a Half Men
Massey was born in Houston, Texas and raised in the suburbs right outside of the city - Pearland to be exact. As a child, she loved to be dared to cry at slumber parties. She always obliged while thinking of her puppy dying or anything else somber. Loving the affect she had on her friends, she fell...
57. Jessica Lange
Actress | Tootsie
Jessica Lange was born in 1949, in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA, where her father worked as a traveling salesman. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama. She moved to New York, working as a model, until producer Dino De Laurentiis...
Actor | City on a Hill
Over his 28-year career in the entertainment industry James Michael Cummings has earned a reputation as a gifted artist who understands the entirety of the development process necessary to transform a 'good idea' into entertainment for both the big and small screens. With a keen eye for spotting ...
59. Joan Miró
Art_department | Marsalis on Music
Joan Miró was born on April 20, 1893 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. He is known for his work on Marsalis on Music (1995), La nova cançó (1976) and John Cage (1966). He was married to Pilar Juncosa Iglesias. He died on December 25, 1983 in Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, ...
61. Joey Lawrence
Actor | Blossom
Joey Lawrence was born on April 20, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr. He is known for his work on Blossom (1990), Oliver & Company (1988) and Brotherly Love (1995). He has been married to Chandie Yawn-Nelson since July 3, 2005. They have two children. He ...
Actor | Dear White People
At a very young age, Amedori discovered he had the natural ability to learn and play music. This creative outlet quickly ignited his love for all things creative. Throughout his growing career, he has had the privilege to work with and learn from some of the smartest and brightest people in ...
63. Jonathan Roberts
Jonathan Roberts was born on April 20, 1974 in Santa Rosa, California, USA as Jonathan Robert Stubenrauch. He is an actor, known for Learn to Dance with John and Charlotte (2006), Entertainment Tonight (1981) and Access Hollywood (1996). He was previously married to Anna Trebunskaya.
65. Judith O'Dea
Actress | Night of the Living Dead
Judith O'Dea is an American actress. She is best known for the 1968 George A. Romero film Night of the Living Dead.
In the 1980s she put her acting career aside to found her coaching company O'Dea Communications and raise her family.
She reappeared again as an actress on 2003 in the horror film ...
Writer | Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse
Justin Cartwright was born on April 20, 1945 in Cape Town, South Africa as Justin James Cartwright. He was a writer and director, known for Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse (1978), Look at It This Way (1992) and The Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls (2013). He was married to Penny. He died on December 3, ...
68. Katie Foster
Actress | Friends with Kids
Katie Foster began acting professionally when she starred in a Kennedy Center musical at age twelve. Over the past decade, she has built an impressive career imbued with charismatic and insightful acting. Her film debut arrived with a role opposite George Clooney and Max Minghella in the 2005 ...
69. Lara Jill Miller
Actress | Gimme a Break!
Perhaps best known for her six seasons on camera as tomboy Samantha on NBC's hit sitcom "Gimme a Break", Lara Jill began her career on Broadway in "The Music Man" with Dick Van Dyke. Lara Jill graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from New York University and Fordham School of Law. She ...
70. Leslie Phillips
Actor | Venus
A much-loved comic actor who has specialized in playing plummy, quintessentially English stereotypes, Leslie Phillips' heart was in acting from a very young age. He received elocution lessons as a child in order to lose his natural cockney accent (at that time a regional British accent was a major ...
71. Lisa Davis
Actress | One Hundred and One Dalmatians
Lisa Davis was born on April 20, 1936 in Neasden, London, England as Cherry Ann Davis. She is an actress, known for One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), Queen of Outer Space (1958) and The Dalton Girls (1957). She has been married to Brian R. White since May 12, 1979. She was previously married ...
73. Louise Jameson
Actress | Doctor Who
Louise Jameson is a classically trained actress whose first love is the stage, but she also became known to millions of British television viewers through her roles in such hugely popular television series as Doctor Who (1963), Tenko (1981), Bergerac (1981) and EastEnders (1985).
Jameson had formal ...
74. Margo Woode
Actress | Somewhere in the Night
Margo Woode was born on April 20, 1928 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Valeria Jean Ketcham. She was an actress, known for Somewhere in the Night (1946), The Bullfighters (1945) and It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog (1946). She was married to Ron Beckett and Bill Burton. She died on September 28, 2018 in ...
75. Mario Camus
Director | Young Sánchez
Camus started studying Law, but soon left his studies to enter the IIEC (now EOC) in 1956, where he got a director's diploma in 1963 with the training film El borracho (1962) and, finally, ended up as a professor. He worked with Carlos Saura in several screenplays during the early 60s (The ...
76. Matt Sadowski
Director | Pretend We're Kissing
Matt Sadowski was born on April 20, 1978 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Matthew Sam Austin. He is an actor and director, known for Pretend We're Kissing (2014), Cherries and Exit Papers from Paradise. He has been married to Debra Goldblatt since February 22, 2006. They have one child.
77. Michael Brandon
Actor | Episodes
Michael Brandon was born on April 20, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Michael Feldman. He is an actor and director, known for Episodes (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971). He has been married to Glynis Barber since November 18, 1989. They have ...
78. Mike Pniewski
Actor | Hightown
Mike Pniewski was born on April 20, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Michael A. Pniewski. He is an actor and writer, known for Hightown (2020), Madam Secretary (2014) and The Good Fight (2017). He is married to Jaye Jackson-Pniewski. They have three children.
79. Mike Portnoy
Music_department | Dengue Alien
Mike Portnoy is an American drummer, songwriter and producer, born on April 20, 1967 in Long Island, New York, USA. In 1985 he founded the progressive metal band Dream Theater together with guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John Myung while they attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston. ...
80. Miranda Kerr
Actress | How I Met Your Mother
Miranda May Kerr was born in Sydney and raised in the small town of Gunnedah to John and Therese Kerr. Kerr's paternal grandmother lived on a farm, where she "raced motorbikes and rode horses." Her parents later moved the family to Brisbane when she and her younger brother Matthew were teenagers. ...
81. Mother Angelica
Producer | Mother Angelica Live
Mother Angelica was born Rita Antionette Rizzo in Canton, Ohio, in 1923 as the only child of John and Mae Rizzo. Her childhood was marred by poverty and unhappiness. Her father abondoned the family when she was very young, and her mother struggled with chronic depression and poverty. They struggled...
Actor | Only Fools and Horses....
Nicholas Lyndhurst was born on April 20, 1961 in Emsworth, Hampshire, England as Nicholas Simon Lyndhurst. He is an actor, known for Only Fools and Horses (1981), Goodnight Sweetheart (1993) and Rock & Chips (2010). He has been married to Lucy Smith since September 1, 1999. They have one child.
84. Nina Foch
Actress | An American in Paris
A leading lady of the 1940s, the tall and blonde Foch usually played cool, aloof and often foreign, women of sophistication. As film roles became harder to find, Foch proved to be versatile in many areas. She was a panelist on several TV quiz shows, worked as George Stevens' assistant director for ...
86. Peter Chelsom
Actor | The Space Between Us
Peter Chelsom is a member of the British Academy, the American Academy, The Directors Guild Of America, and The Writers Guild Of America. Peter was born in Blackpool in the North of England. He is a US and UK citizen. (Trivia: he is an Honorary Citizen of a small town in Tuscany, Italy, called ...
88. Ray Brooks
Actor | The Knack ...and How to Get It
Ray Brooks was born on April 20, 1939 in Brighton, East Sussex, England as Raymond Michael Brooks. He is an actor, known for The Knack... and How to Get It (1965), Carry on Abroad (1972) and Two People (1979). He has been married to Sadie since 1961. They have three children.
89. Rebecca Lacey
Actress | May to December
Rebecca Lacey was born on April 20, 1965 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England as Rebecca Jane Lacey. She is an actress, known for May to December (1989), Carry on Columbus (1992) and Chalet Girl (2011). She is married to Paul Harrison. They have two children.
90. Robert DoQui
Actor | RoboCop
Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Robert DoQui was born in 1934 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He attended Langston University on a music scholarship and was a member of the popular singing group, "The Langstonaires". Following a four-year stint in the U.S. Air Force, DoQui went to New ...
92. Ruth Connell
Actress | Supernatural
Born in Falkirk, Scotland, Ruth Connell grew up on her father's farm outside Bonnybridge. Connell is best known for her recurring role as Rowena in Supernatural (2005). She played the lead role of "Clara" in 'The Nutcracker' for Scottish Ballet and danced with them in several other productions. ...
93. Ryan O'Neal
Actor | Love Story
Ryan O'Neal was born on April 20, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Charles Samuel Eldridge Patrick Ryan O'Neal III. He is an actor, known for Love Story (1970), Barry Lyndon (1975) and Paper Moon (1973). He was previously married to Leigh Taylor-Young and Joanna Moore.
95. Sarah Nicklin
Actress | American Exit
Sarah Nicklin is an American actress and producer. Her career is strongly focused on independent films and she is known for her timeless girl next door quality, strong emotional range, and ability to transform into dark damaged characters.
She has been nominated for Best Actress in multiple film ...
96. Seeta Indrani
Actress | Transformers: The Last Knight
Began her career as Cassandra in the original cast of "Cats" by Andrew Lloyd Webber, followed by seasons at The Royal National Theatre, The Royal Exchange, and The Royal Shakespeare Company, where she renewed her relationship with "Cats" director Trevor Nunn, and went on to work with John Caird, ...
98. Shemar Moore
Actor | Criminal Minds
Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal Minds from 2005 to 2016, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 ...
99. Tan France
Self | Queer Eye
Tanweer Wasin "Tan" France (né Safdar) is an English fashion designer and television personality from Doncaster, South Yorkshire based in the United States. He is married to Rob France and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is best known for founding women's fashion line, Kingdom & State and for his...