Birth Month Day of 05-20 (Sorted by Death Date Ascending)
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 ...
J.H. Deuntzer was born on May 20, 1845 in Copenhagen, Denmark as Johan Henrik Deuntzer. He died on November 16, 1918 in Denmark.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...