20s Famous People Born in 1920

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List of famous people born in 1920, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1920 is loosely ordered by popularity, so the most well-known people are at the top. All sorts of men and women are featured on this list, including actors, singers, musicians and athletes born in 1920. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1920, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1920 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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Gene Tierney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1920
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Gene Eliza Tierney was an American film and stage actress. Acclaimed as a great beauty, she became established as a leading lady. Tierney was best known for her portrayal of the title character in the film Laura, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Ellen ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1920-1991)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Actor

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#47 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

#35 on The Greatest Actress Performances of All Time

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Charles Bukowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1920
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Henry Charles Bukowski was a German-born American poet, novelist, and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural, and beautiful economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles. His work addresses the ordinary lives of rich Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, ...more

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Age: Died at 74 (1920-1994)

Birthplace: Andernach, Germany

Profession: Poet, Columnist, Novelist, Author, Writer

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#44 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#35 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

#23 on The Best American Poets

#45 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

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Federico Fellini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1920
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Federico Fellini was an Italian film director and scriptwriter. Known for his distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images with earthiness, he is considered one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of the 20th century. In a career spanning almost fifty years, Fellini won the ...more

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Age: Died at 73 (1920-1993)

Birthplace: Rimini, Italy

Profession: Screenwriter, Film Director

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#20 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#5 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

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Charlie Parker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1920
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Charles Parker, Jr., also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and improvisation. Parker ...more

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Age: Died at 35 (1920-1955)

Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

Profession: Saxophonist, Musician, Composer

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#2 on The Greatest Saxophonists of All Time

#34 on The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 40

#1 on The Greatest Jazz Saxophonists of All Time

#7 on The Best Jazz Composers of All Time

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