Famous Birthdays, Born February 20th

Fashion designer, artist, author, actress, heiress, and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt is 95. (1924)

Actor Sidney Poitier (the first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, for his role in “Lilies of the Field, multiple Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award winner, multiple Primetime Emmy nominee, known for the films “”Blackboard Jungle”, “The Defiant Ones”, “Lilies of the Field”, “ A Patch of Blue”, “To Sir With Love”, “In the Heat of the Night”, “”They Call Me Mr. Tibbs!”, “Buck and the Preacher”, “Uptown Saturday Night”, “Let’s Do It Again” and “A Piece of the Action”) is 92. (1927) (Image: imdb.com)

Former race car driver Bobby Unser (four-time Indy 500 winner) is 85. (1934)

Actress Marj Dusay (multiple Daytime Emmy nominee, known for the tv series “Star Trek” and the episode “Spock’s Brain”, “Capitol”, “The Facts of Life”, “Santa Barbara”, “All My Children” and “The Guiding Light”) is 83. (1936)

Singer Nancy Wilson (multiple Grammy winner) who died December 13th, 2018 would have been 82. (1937)

Actor Richard Beymer (multiple Golden Globe and Grammy nominee, perhaps best known as Tony in the musical “West Side Story” and the tv series “Paper Dolls”, numerous episodes of “Murder She Wrote” and the ‘89 and 2017 versions of “Twin Peaks”) is 81. (1938)

Singer, songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie (Academy Award winner for Best Original Song with “Up Where We Belong”, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement winner) is 78. (1941)

Retired hockey player Phil Esposito (Hockey Hall of Famer) is 77. (1942)

Dancer, actress Sandy Duncan (multiple Golden Globe, multiple Primetime Emmy nominee, known for the tv series “Funny Face”, “The Sandy Duncan Show” and “Valerie” and the mini-series “Roots”) is 72. (1946)

Actress Brenda Blethyn (Best Actress Oscar , Best Supporting Actress Oscar, multiple Primetime Emmy and multiple Screen Actors Guild nominee, Golden Globe winner, known for the tv series “Chance In a Million”, “The Labours of Erica”, “Outside Edge”, “Vera”, the mini-series “”War and Peace” and the films “ Secrets & Lies”, “Little Voice”, “Pride and Prejudice” and “Blizzard”) is 73. ( 1946)

Actor Peter Strauss (multiple Golden Globe, nominee, Primetime Emmy winner, known for the tv mini- series “Rich Man, Poor Man”, the sequel, “Masada”, “Tender Is the Night”, “Kane & Abel”, “Joan of Arc” the film “Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy” and the tv series “Molony” and “Body & Soul”) is 72. (1947)

Actress Jennifer O’Neill (known for the films “Rio Lobo”, “Summer of ’42” and “Scanners”, the tv series “Bare Essence”, Cover Up”, and the mini-series “A.D”) is 71. (1948)

Former model Ivana Trump (the first wife of Donald Trump) is 70. (1949)

Patty Hearst (Patricia Hearst Shaw, publishing heiress, kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) and ultimately joined her captors, pardoned by President Clinton) is 65. (1954)

Actor James Wilby (Screen Actors Guild winner, known for the films “Dreamchild”, “A Summer Story”, “Howard’s End” and “Gosford Park”, the mini-series “A Tale of Two Cities”, “Mother Love”, “Lady Chatterley”, “Crocodile Shoes”, “Original Sin”, “Island At War”, “Titanic”, and the tv series Poldark” as Lord Falmouth) is 61. (1958)

Actor French Stewart (Daytime Emmy and multiple Screen Actors Guild nominee, known the tv series “3rd Rock from the Sun” as Harry Solomon, “The Middle” as Principal Cameron and “Mom” as Rudy) is 55. (1964)

Supermodel, actress Cindy Crawford (known for the film “Fair Game”) is 53. (1966)

Actress Lili Taylor (Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild winner, multiple Primetime Emmy nominee, known for the film “ Short Cuts”, the tv series “”Deadline”, “Six Feet Under”, “Almost Human”, “Hemlock Grove” and “American Crime”) is 52. (1967)

Actor Andrew Shue (known for the film “The Rainmaker” and the tv series “Melrose Place” as Billy Campbell) is 52. (1967)

Actor Jay Hernandez (known for the tv series “Hang Time”, “Six Degrees”, “Gang Related” and the new “Magnum P.I.” as Thomas Magnum and the films “Ladder 49”, “Hostel” “A Bad Moms Christmas”) is 41. (1978)

Actress Majandra Delfino (known for the tv series “The Tony Danza Show”, “Roswell” as Maria DeLuca, “State of Georgia” and “Friends With Better Lives” and the film “Life As We Know It”) is 38. (1981)

Actor Miles Teller (known for the films “The Spectacular Now”, “Whiplash”, “Fantastic Four” and “Only the Brave” and the tv series “Too Old To Die”) is 32. (1987)

Singer, actress Rhianna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty… multiple American Music Award and Grammy winner, known for the films “Battleship” and “Ocean’s 8”) is 30. (1988)

Writer, producer, talk-show host Trevor Noah (Primetime Emmy winner, multiple Writers Guild of America nominee,, successor to Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show”) is 35. (1984)

(Sources: on-this-day.com, imdb.com)

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