List of Famous people who born in 1920

Albin Chalandon

Paul Henri Albin Chalandon
First Name Albin
Last Name Chalandon
Born on June 11, 1920
Died on July 29, 2020 (aged 100)

Albin Chalandon was a French politician and minister.

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Ravi Shankar

First Name Ravi
Last Name Shankar
Born on April 7, 1920
Died on December 11, 2012 (aged 92)
Born in India

Ravi Shankar, whose name is often preceded by the title Pandit (Master), was an Indian sitar virtuoso and a composer. He was the best-known proponent of the sitar in the second half of the 20th century and influenced many other musicians throughout the world. Shankar was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1999.

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Gene Tierney

Gene Eliza Tierney
First Name Gene
Last Name Tierney
Born on November 19, 1920
Died on November 6, 1991 (aged 70)
Height 166 cm | 5'5

Gene Eliza Tierney was an American film and stage actress. Acclaimed for her great beauty, she became established as a leading lady. Tierney was best known for her portrayal of the title character in the film Laura (1944), and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Ellen Berent Harland in Leave Her to Heaven (1945).

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Maureen O'Hara

Maureen FitzSimons
First Name Maureen
Born on August 17, 1920
Died on October 24, 2015 (aged 95)
Height 171 cm | 5'7

Maureen O'Hara was an Irish actress and singer. She was a famous redhead who was known for playing passionate, but sensible heroines, often in westerns and adventure films. On numerous occasions, she worked with director John Ford and longtime friend John Wayne.

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Federico Fellini

First Name Federico
Last Name Fellini
Born on January 20, 1920
Died on October 31, 1993 (aged 73)
Height 182 cm | 6'0

Federico Fellini, was an Italian film director and screenwriter known for his distinctive style, which blends fantasy and baroque images with earthiness. He is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. His films have ranked highly in critical polls such as that of Cahiers du cinéma and Sight & Sound, which lists his 1963 film 8 12 as the 10th-greatest film.

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Clarissa Eden

First Name Clarissa
Born on June 28, 1920
Died on November 15, 2021 (aged 101)

Anne Clarissa Eden, Countess of Avon is the widow of Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon (1897–1977), who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1955 to 1957. She married Eden in 1952, becoming Lady Eden in 1954 when he was made a Knight of the Garter, before becoming Countess of Avon in 1961 on her husband's being created an earl. She is also the niece of Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Her memoir, sub-titled From Churchill to Eden, was published in 2007 under the name of Clarissa Eden.

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Ildaura Murillo-Rohde

First Name Ildaura
Born on September 6, 1920
Died on September 5, 2010 (aged 89)

Ildaura Murillo-Rohde was a Panamanian nurse, academic, tennis instructor, and organizational administrator. She founded the National Association of Hispanic Nurses in 1975.

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Fortune FitzRoy, Duchess of Grafton

First Name Fortune
Last Name Grafton
Born on February 24, 1920
Died on December 3, 2021 (aged 101)

Ann Fortune FitzRoy, Dowager Duchess of Grafton,, is a British courtier who has served as Mistress of the Robes to Queen Elizabeth II since 1967. She is the widow of Hugh FitzRoy, 11th Duke of Grafton and grandmother of Henry FitzRoy, 12th Duke of Grafton.

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Charlie Parker

First Name Charlie
Last Name Parker
Born on August 29, 1920
Died on March 12, 1955 (aged 34)

Charles "Charlie" Parker Jr., nicknamed "Bird" and "Yardbird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential soloist and leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique, and advanced harmonies. Parker was a blazingly fast virtuoso and introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas into jazz, including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions. Primarily a player of the alto saxophone, Parker's tone ranged from clean and penetrating to sweet and somber.

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Burhaneddin Cem

First Name Burhaneddin
Born on February 2, 1920
Died on October 31, 2008 (aged 88)

Şehzade Burhaneddin Cem was the heir apparent to the headship of the Ottoman dynasty. He was born at Beşiktaş, Istanbul as the son of Prince Ibrahim Tevfik (1874–1931) and his fourth wife Hatice Sadiye Hanım (1898–1986). Burhaneddin was a descendant of Sultan Abdülmecid I. He married Irene Starosselskaya of Russian–Georgian noble descent and had two children, Nilüfer Sultan and Şehzade Selim (1955).

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