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 Berent Harland in Leave Her to Heaven. Tierney's notable roles include Martha Strable Van Cleve in Heaven Can Wait, Isabel Bradley Maturin in The Razor's Edge, Lucy Muir in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Ann Sutton in Whirlpool, Maggie Carleton McNulty in The Mating Season and Anne Scott in The Left Hand of God. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 71 (1920-1991)

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

Also Ranked

#40 on The Greatest American Actresses 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, relationships with women, and the drudgery of work. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over sixty books. The FBI kept a file on him as a result of his column, Notes of a Dirty Old Man, in the LA underground newspaper Open City. In 1986 Time called Bukowski a "laureate of American lowlife". Regarding Bukowski's enduring popular appeal, Adam ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 74 (1920-1994)

Birthplace: Andernach, Germany

Also Ranked

#27 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#41 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

#25 on The Best Poets of the 20th Century

#22 on The Best American Poets

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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 Palme d'Or for La Dolce Vita, was nominated for twelve Academy Awards, and directed four motion pictures that won Oscars in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. In 1993, he was awarded an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement at the 65th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 73 (1920-1993)

Birthplace: Rimini, Italy

Also Ranked

#19 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#8 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

#9 on The Greatest Directors of the 1970s

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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 introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions. His tone ranged from clean and penetrating to sweet and somber. Many Parker recordings inserted his virtuoso playing style and complex melodic lines, sometimes combining jazz with other musical genres, including blues, Latin and classical. Parker acquired the nickname "Yardbird" ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 35 (1920-1955)

Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States of America

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#36 on The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 40

#2 on The Greatest Saxophonists of All Time

#2 on The Greatest Jazz Saxophonists of All Time

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