April 20th

by Milos Itic on April 20, 2011

10 people born on this day (April 20th):

  1. Adolf Hitler (1889) – Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party
  2. Ryan O’Neal (1941) – American actor. He is best known for his role in Love Story, for which he received an Academy Award nomination and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. He is also known for starring in Paper Moon along with his real-life daughter Tatum O’ Neal as well as his decades long relationship with the late Farrah Fawcett
  3. Tara Leigh Patrick (1972) – Professionally known as Carmen Electra,is an American glamour model, actress, television personality, singer, dancer and sex symbol. She gained fame for her appearances in Playboy magazine, on the MTV game show Singled Out, on the TV series Baywatch, and dancing with the Pussycat Dolls, and has since had roles in the parody films Scary Movie, Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, and Disaster Movie
  4. Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. (1893) – American film actor and producer, most famous for his silent comedies
  5. Joan Miró i Ferrà (1893) – Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona
  6. Nina Foch (1924) – Dutch-born American actress and leading lady in many 1940s and 1950s films
  7. Lionel Leo Hampton (1908) – American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Like Red Norvo, he was one of the first jazz vibraphone players. Hampton ranks among the great names in jazz history, having worked with a who’s who of jazz musicians, from Benny Goodman and Buddy Rich to Charlie Parker and Quincy Jones. In 1992, he was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
  8. Jessica Phyllis Lange (1949) – American stage and screen actress. With a career that has spanned thirty-five years, she has won two Academy Awards from six nominations, four Golden Globes, and an Emmy. She may be most notable for her performances in Frances, Tootsie, Sweet Dreams, Blue Sky, and Grey Gardens
  9. Clinton “Clint” Howard (1959) – American film and television actor. He is a character actor with numerous brief appearances on television and films, usually noted for his unusual appearance. He has played many bit parts in movies directed by his brother, actor-turned-director Ron Howard. He is also the uncle of actress Bryce Dallas Howard
  10. Michael Stephen “Mike” Portnoy (1967) – American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. Known for his drumming prowess and technical skill, Portnoy has won 23 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine. He has co-produced the last six Dream Theater albums with guitarist John Petrucci, starting from Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory. From A Change of Seasons onwards, Portnoy had been writing a substantial amount of Dream Theater’s lyrics. He is the second youngest person (after Neil Peart) to be inducted into the Modern Drummer’s Hall of Fame (at 37 years of age)

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