Birth Month Day of 05-20 (Sorted by Death Date Ascending)


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1. Honoré de Balzac

Writer | The Conquering Power

Honoré de Balzac was a French writer whose works have been made into films, such as, Cousin Bette (1998) starring Jessica Lange, and television serials, such as, _Cousin Bette (1971 TV mini-series)_, starring Margaret Tyzack and Helen Mirren.

He was born on March 20, 1799, in Tours, France. His ...

5. J.H. Deuntzer

Self | Kong Christian IX modtager storhertug Friedrich-Franz

J.H. Deuntzer was born on May 20, 1845 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Johan Henrik Deuntzer. He died on November 16, 1918 in Denmark.

6. James Kyrle MacCurdy

Writer | Broken Hearts of Broadway

Died of accidental asphyxiation caused by a faulty gas heater.

7. Walter Morton

Director | The Chocolate Soldier

Walter Morton was born on May 20, 1875 in Iowa, USA as Walter Anthony Morton. He was a director and actor, known for The Chocolate Soldier (1914), The Folly of Revenge (1916) and A Race with Death (1916). He died on February 2, 1926 in Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA.

8. Grete Lundt

Actress | Die schwarze Fahne

Grete Lundt was born on May 20, 1892 in Temesvar, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Die schwarze Fahne (1919), Ohne Zeugen (1919) and Husbands or Lovers (1924). She died on December 31, 1926 in Germany.

9. Gilda Leary

Actress | The Seventh Noon

Gilda Leary was born on May 20, 1890 in London, England. She was an actress, known for The Seventh Noon (1915). She died on April 17, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA.

10. Albert Steinrück

Actor | Asphalt

Albert Steinrück was born on May 20, 1872 in Wetterburg, Bad Arolsen, Hesse, Germany. He was an actor, known for Asphalt (1929), Helen of Troy (1924) and Der Richter von Zalamea (1920). He died on February 10, 1929 in Berlin, Germany.

11. Frederick Truesdell

Actor | My Own United States

Frederick Truesdell was born on May 20, 1870 in Coldwater, Michigan, USA as Frederick Charles Truesdell. He was an actor, known for My Own United States (1918), Outwitted (1917) and The Great Victory, Wilson or the Kaiser? The Fall of the Hohenzollerns (1919). He was married to Jeanne Margaret ...

12. William Hauber

Actor | Passing the Buck

William Hauber was born on May 20, 1891 in Brownsville, Minnesota, USA as William Carl Hauber. He is known for his work on Passing the Buck (1919), Well, I'll Be (1919) and The Fly Cop (1920). He was married to Myrtle E. Crosthwaite. He died on July 17, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

13. Sidney Franklin

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Sidney Franklin was born on May 20, 1870 in New York, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Three Musketeers (1921), Welcome Children (1921) and The Sleeping Lion (1919). He was married to Minnie G. McWilliams. He died on March 18, 1931 in Hollywood, California, USA.

14. Hubert Druce

Actor | Please Help Emily

Hubert Druce was born on May 20, 1870 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England as Benjamin Hubert Druce. He was an actor, known for Please Help Emily (1917), My Wife (1918) and The Night Angel (1931). He was married to Jeanette, Edith Alice Druce (actress) and Frances Dillon. He died on April 6, 1931 in ...

15. King Faisal I

King Faisal I was born on May 20, 1885 in Mecca, Ottoman Empire as Faisal bin Hussein bin Ali al-Hashimi. He died on September 8, 1933 in Bern, Switzerland.

16. Dorothea Baird

Actress | Motherhood

Dorothea Baird was born on May 20, 1875 in Teddington, England. She was an actress and writer, known for Motherhood (1917) and Princess Clementina (1911). She was married to H.B. Irving. She died on September 24, 1933 in Broadstairs, England.

18. RJ Mitchell

British aircraft designer RJ Mitchell was born Reginald Joseph Mitchell in Stoke-on-Trent, England, in 1895. His father was a school headmaster and owned a printing business. RJ, as he came to be known, got interested in aviation while attending high school, and began making and flying his own ...

19. Lyda Roberti

Actress | Nobody's Baby

Lyda's father was German clown Roberti, her mother a Polish trick rider. As a child performer, she toured Europe and Asia with the Circus in which she was born, leaving it (and her reportedly abusive father) in Shanghai, China. In this truly international city, Lyda became a child cafe entertainer ...

20. Virginia Waite

Actress | The Cripple

Virginia Waite was born on May 20, 1877 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Mary Virginia Dormer. She was an actress, known for The Cripple (1914), The Decoy (1914) and Mother's Choice (1914). She was married to James R. Waite and Edward W. Potter. She died on January 18, 1941 in Scarsdale, New York.

21. Stanley Fields

Actor | Little Caesar

Stanley Fields was born on May 20, 1883 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA as Walter L. Agnew. He was an actor, known for Little Caesar (1931), Hell's Kitchen (1939) and Island of Lost Souls (1932). He was married to Alta Bailey. He died on April 23, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

24. Edouard Trebaol

Actor | Jinx

Edouard Trebaol was born on May 20, 1905 in Hollywood, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Jinx (1919), Oliver Twist (1922) and The Haunted Valley (1923). He died on December 2, 1944 in San Mateo County, California.

25. Ralph Holmes

Actor | Undersea Kingdom

The American stage and film actor Ralph "Rafe" Holmes was the son of the actors Taylor Holmes and Edna Phillips and the brother of actor Phillip Holmes. He is best remembered for being the second husband of legendary torch singer Libby Holman, who became a millionairess when a million dollars was a...

26. Lee Hugunin

Writer | Don't Get Jealous

He married Lottie Mae Haguewood and they had a daughter named Marjorie Lee.

27. Frank Atherley

Actor | Carry On!

Frank Atherley was born on May 20, 1863 in Fort William, Calcutta, India as Edward St George Harry Gilbert. He was an actor, known for Carry On! (1927), Betrayal (1932) and Sexton Blake, Gambler (1928). He was married to Katie Marian Bell and Jessie Tenniel. He died on May 8, 1947 in Kensington, ...

29. Wolfgang Borchert

Writer | Liebe '47

Pacifist writer Wolfgang Borchert was born in Hamburg, Germany. He began acting very young he and played several roles on stage before the outbreak of World War II when he was called up to serve in the German army. While serving as a soldier he made jokes about leading Nazis and was arrested. He ...

30. Theodor Tufwesson

Actor | Skåningar

Theodor Tufwesson was born on May 20, 1884 in Borrby, Sweden. He was an actor and writer, known for Skåningar (1944). He died on December 25, 1947.

31. Heinz Stieda

Actor | Hamlet

Heinz Stieda was born on May 20, 1881. He was an actor, known for Hamlet (1921), Die Madonna mit den Lilien (1919) and Das Mädchen aus der Ackerstraße - 2. Teil (1920). He died on May 20, 1948 in Hamburg, Germany.

32. Otto Metzetti

Actor | Now or Never

Otto Metzetti was born on May 20, 1890. He is known for his work on Now or Never (1935), The Lone Defender (1930) and After a Million (1924). He died on January 31, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

33. Sigrid Undset

Writer | Kristin Lavransdatter

Was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928.

34. Leon Schlesinger

Producer | Somewhere in Sonora

Leon Schlesinger occupies an odd niche in Hollywood history. He was every bit a studio mogul but occupied a narrow, if extremely lucrative corner of the industry, an animation company. He might have shared this corner with Walt Disney but the two men couldn't have been more different in their ...

35. Frank Holland

Actor | The Ventures of Marguerite

Frank Holland was born on May 20, 1876. He was an actor, known for The Ventures of Marguerite (1915), Il trovatore (1914) and Springtime (1914). He died on July 8, 1950 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, USA.

36. Freddy Schweitzer

Actor | Say It with Music

Freddy Schweitzer was born on May 20, 1907 in Germany as Friedrich Wilhelm Schweitzer. He was an actor, known for Say It with Music (1932), She Shall Have Music (1935) and Band Waggon (1940). He died on November 16, 1950 in Edgware, London, England.

37. Chiquito de Cambo

Actor | Gachucha, fille basque

Chiquito de Cambo was born on May 20, 1881 in Cambo-les-Bains, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France as Bernard Joseph Apesteguy. He was an actor, known for Gachucha, fille basque (1923). He died on December 27, 1950 in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

38. Johnny Arthur

Actor | The Monster

American actor who specialized in timid or whiny characters. He appeared on the stage in England and in the USA, and performed in musical comedy. He began his film work in silents and often worked in the films of Hal Roach.

39. Osmo Saarnio

Actor | Katarina kaunis leski

Osmo Saarnio was born on May 20, 1914 in Helsinki, Finland as Osmo Kalervo Saarnio. He was an actor, known for Katarina kaunis leski (1950), Miehen vankina (1943) and Dancing on Graves (1950). He was married to Elvi Saarnio. He died on April 28, 1953.

40. Paul Kemp

Actor | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

Paul Kemp was born on May 20, 1896 in Bad Godesberg, Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Paul Peter Kemp. He was an actor, known for M (1931), Boccaccio (1936) and Amphitryon (1935). He died on August 13, 1953 in Bonn.

42. Antonie Langrová

Actress | Zena, která se smeje

Antonie Langrová was born on May 20, 1880 in Prague, Cechy, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for The Laughing Woman (1931), Okénko (1933) and Nevideli jste Bobíka? (1944). She died on January 1, 1954 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

43. Hans Effenberger

Writer | Wir haben eben geheiratet

Hans Effenberger was born on May 20, 1902 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor and writer, known for Wir haben eben geheiratet (1949), Wir machen Musik (1942) and Der Monte Christo von Prag (1929). He died on September 8, 1955 in Vienna, Austria.

44. Tom Smith

Self | Seabiscuit

Tom Smith was born on May 20, 1878 in Georgia, USA as Robert Thomas Smith. He died on January 23, 1957 in Glendale, California, USA.

45. Charles Dorety

Actor | Los calaveras

Charles Dorety was born on May 20, 1898 in San Francisco, California, USA as Charles R. Dorety. He was an actor, known for Los calaveras (1931), Les carottiers (1932) and Anything for a Thrill (1937). He died on April 2, 1957 in Hollywood, California.

46. Estelle Taylor

Actress | Street Scene

A former typist, Estelle Taylor married a banker at age 14 and, after leaving him, moved to New York to study dramatic acting. She also modeled for artists and appeared in the chorus of a couple of Broadway shows. In the early 1920s she came to Hollywood and was noted as one of the film colony's ...

47. Richard Freeman Skelton

Actor | The Red Skelton Show

Richard Freeman Skelton was born on May 20, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He was an actor, known for The Red Skelton Hour (1951). He died on May 10, 1958 in Los Angeles.

48. Vivien Oakland

Actress | The Florodora Girl

This vivacious, platinum-blonde leading lady of silent screen comedy was a former Ziegfeld Girl (under her birth name 'Anderson'). The daughter of Norwegian immigrants, she appeared in vaudeville from early childhood and began in films in 1915. Two years later she made her debut on Broadway. From ...

49. Constant Rémy

Actor | Roger la Honte

Constant Rémy was born on May 20, 1882 in Paris, France. He was an actor and director, known for Roger la Honte (1933), Mysteries of Paris (1935) and Son autre amour (1934). He died on August 16, 1958 in Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

50. Howard Augusta

Actor | Children of Fate

Howard Augusta was born on May 20, 1900 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Howard Anderson Augusta. He was an actor, known for Children of Fate (1928). He was married to Toddie Scott. He died on September 2, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA.


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