Famous People Born In 1920

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Discover the most famous people born in 1920. The list includes people like Pope John Paul II, Isaac Asimov, Mickey Rooney, Ray Bradbury, Charles Bukowski and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include novelists, political leaders, journalists and soldiers born in 1920. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Italy & Canada and many more countries.
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Isaac Asimov
(Writer Best Known for His Hard Science Fiction Novels and Professor of Biochemistry)
Isaac Asimov
40
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia
Died: April 6, 1992
 2 
Maureen O’Hara
(American Actress and Singer)
Maureen O’Hara
14
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 17th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 24, 2015
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Mickey Rooney
(Actor and Producer Known for His TV Series ‘The Adventures of the Black Stallion’)
Mickey Rooney
14
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: April 6, 2014
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Walter Matthau
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘A Face in the Crowd’ and ‘King Creole’)
Walter Matthau
9
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 1, 2000
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Montgomery Clift
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 17th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: July 23, 1966
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Gene Tierney
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Ellen Berent Harland’ in the Film ‘Leave Her to Heaven’)
Gene Tierney
5
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 19th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 6, 1991
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Ray Bradbury
(One of the Most Celebrated 20th-Century American Writers Known for His Novel 'Fahrenheit 451')
Ray Bradbury
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 22nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Died: June 5, 2012
 8 
Charlie Parker
(Jazz Saxophonist & Developer of the 'Bebop' Style of Jazz)
Charlie Parker
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Died: March 12, 1955
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Christopher Robin Milne
5
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
Died: April 20, 1996
 10 
Shelley Winters
(American Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'The Diary of Anne Frank' and 'A Patch of Blue')
Shelley Winters
4
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 18th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: January 14, 2006
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Ricardo Montalbán
(Mexican Actor Best Known for His Role of 'Mr. Roarke' on the Television Series 'Fantasy Island')
Ricardo Montalbán
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: January 14, 2009
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Rosalind Franklin
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 25th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Notting Hill, London, England
Died: April 16, 1958
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Charles Bukowski
(Poet and Author Known for His Work “Mockingbird Wish Me Luck,” and “Love Is a Dog from Hell”)
Charles Bukowski
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Andernach, Germany
Died: March 9, 1994
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DeForest Kelley
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Leonard McCoy’ in the TV Series ‘Star Trek’)
DeForest Kelley
6
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Toccoa, Georgia, United States
Died: June 11, 1999
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Jack Lord
(Best Known for His Role of Steve McGarrett in the CBS TV Series 'Hawaii Five-O')
Jack Lord
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 30th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 21, 1998
 16 
William Conrad
(Actor, Producer, and Director Who Worked in Radio, Film, and Television for Over Fifty Years)
William Conrad
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 27th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 11, 1994
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Federico Fellini
(Italian Filmmaker Known for His Distinctive Style, Which Blends Fantasy and Baroque Images with Earthiness.)
Federico Fellini
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Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rimini, Italy
Died: October 31, 1993
 18 
Tony Randall
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 26th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Died: May 17, 2004
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Esther Rolle
(Former Actress known for Florida Evans in Maude and Good Times)
Esther Rolle
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 8th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Died: November 17, 1998
 20 
Mario Puzo
(Novelist, Screenwriter)
Mario Puzo
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Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: July 2, 1999
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Toshiro Mifune
(One of Japan's Greatest Actors Known Actors Who is Known for His Collaboration With Akira Kurosawa)
Toshiro Mifune
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Qingdao, China
Died: December 24, 1997
 22 
Peggy Lee
(Singer)
Peggy Lee
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
Died: January 21, 2002
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Pope John Paul II
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Birthdate: 18th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wadowice, Poland
Died: April 2, 2005
 24 
Denver Pyle
(Actor and Director Known for His TV Series ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ and ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’)
Denver Pyle
11
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 11th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bethune, Colorado, United States
Died: December 25, 1997
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Jack Elam
(Actor)
Jack Elam
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Arizona, United States
Died: October 20, 2003
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Werner Klemperer
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: December 6, 2000
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Timothy Francis Leary
(American Psychologist and Writer Known for His Strong Advocacy of Psychedelic Drugs)
Timothy Francis Leary
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Birthdate: 22nd October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 31, 1996
 28 
James Doohan
(Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Novelist, Science fiction writer)
James Doohan
5
Birthdate: 3rd March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: July 20, 2005
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Jack Warden
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 18th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 19, 2006
 30 
Jack Webb
(Actor)
Jack Webb
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Birthdate: 2nd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA
Died: December 23, 1982
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Richard Farnsworth
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Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: October 6, 2000
 32 
LaWanda Page
(Actress)
LaWanda Page
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Birthdate: 19th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: September 14, 2002
 33 
Frank Herbert
(Science Fiction Author Best Known for His 1965 Novel 'Dune' & Its Sequels)
Frank Herbert
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 8th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States
Died: February 11, 1986
 34 
Ravi Shankar
(Musician, composer)
Ravi Shankar
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Birthdate: 7th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Varanasi, United Provinces, British Raj
Died: December 11, 2012
 35 
Virginia Mayo
(Actress Best Known for Her Movies: 'The Best Years of Our Lives' and 'White Heat')
Virginia Mayo
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Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: January 17, 2005
 36 
Stan Musial
(Baseball Player)
Stan Musial
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Listed In: Baseball Players
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Donora, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: January 19, 2013
 37 
Nanette Fabray
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Birthdate: 27th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: February 22, 2018
 38 
Carwood Lipton
(United States Army Officer)
Carwood Lipton
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Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia
Died: December 16, 2001
 39 
Dave Brubeck
(Pianist, Songwriter)
Dave Brubeck
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Birthdate: 30th November
Birthplace: Concord
Died: 2012 AD
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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
(Founding Father of Bangladesh)
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 17th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tungipara, Bangladesh
Died: August 15, 1975
 41 
Ross Martin
(Actors)
Ross Martin
3
Birthdate: 22nd March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gródek, Poland
Died: July 3, 1981
 42 
Bill Cullen
(Television personality)
Bill Cullen
2
Birthdate: 18th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 7, 1990
 43 
Annie Glenn
(Disability rights activist)
Annie Glenn
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Listed In: Philanthropists
Birthdate: 17th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: May 19, 2020
 44 
Neville Brand
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Griswold, Iowa, USA
Died: April 16, 1992
 45 
P. D. James
(Writer)
P. D. James
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Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 3rd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: November 27, 2014
 46 
Ray Harryhausen
1
Birthdate: 29th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: May 7, 2013
 47 
Henrietta Lacks
(Source of HeLa Cell Line)
Henrietta Lacks
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Birthdate: 1st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Roanoke
Died: October 4, 1951
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Tom of Finland
(Finnish Painter, Best Known for His Depiction of Gay Sexuality through His Works)
Tom of Finland
2
Listed In: Artists
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kaarina
Died: November 7, 1991
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Vincent Gardenia
0
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 7th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: December 9, 1992
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Patrick Troughton
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘Doctor Who’)
Patrick Troughton
3
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 25th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mill Hill, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 28, 1987