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Number of Records Matching Query: 61
Henry Corden - (fred Flintstone)
Date Born: Tuesday 6 January 1920
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Corden gave his voice to a number of other Hanna-Barbara productions, including The Jetsons, The Atom Ant Show, The New Tom & Jerry Show.

Clive Dunn
Date Born: Monday 19 January 1920
Description: Actor, Author, UK
Summary: Dunn was one of the younger members of the Dad's Army cast when, at 48, he took on the role of the elderly butcher whose military service in earlier wars made him the most experienced member

Federico Fellini
Date Born: Tuesday 20 January 1920
Description: Director of film
Summary: In 1950 Fellini co-produced and co-directed with Alberto Lattuada, Variety Lights (Luci del varietŕ), his first feature film.

Helmut Zacharias
Date Born: Tuesday 27 January 1920
Description: Violinist, Germany
Summary: In the 1950s he was considered to be one of the best jazz violinists of Europe.

Russell Arms
Date Born: Tuesday 3 February 1920
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
Summary: From 1952-57, he was best known as a vocalist on Your Hit Parade, an NBC television series that reviewed the popular songs of the day

Bob Shad
Date Born: Thursday 12 February 1920
Description: Producer, USA
Summary: Shad supervised several major blues, pop, rock and R&B dates.

Eileen Farrell
Date Born: Friday 13 February 1920
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: In 1942 she made her concert debut on CBS radio where she soon presented her own radio program.

Patty Andrews
Date Born: Monday 16 February 1920
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Patty, the youngest and the lead singer of the group. NPA

Del Wood
Date Born: Sunday 22 February 1920
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, USA
Summary: A native and lifetime resident of Nashville, Polly was surrounded by the influences of early country music and the remaining vestiges of ragtime, particularly through the guitar pickers.

Michael Pate
Date Born: Thursday 26 February 1920
Description: Actor, Writer, Australian
Summary: He enjoyed brief success as an author of short stories, publishing works in Australia and the United States.

Tony Randall
Date Born: Thursday 26 February 1920
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He was born to a Jewish family in Oklahoma, the son of Mogscha Rosenberg, an art and antiques dealer, and his wife, Julia Finston.

Jerry Byrd
Date Born: Tuesday 9 March 1920
Description: Guitarist, USA
Summary: His 1950's records can be found in used vinyl stores, on eBay, on cassette from the Steel Guitar Forum, or from Scotty's Music.

John Addison
Date Born: Tuesday 16 March 1920
Description: Composer of songs, UK
Summary: He composed the theme music for the television series Murder, She Wrote,for which he won an Emmy. He won an Academy Award and a Grammy Award in the Best Original Score from a Motion Picture or Television Show category for the music to the 1963 film, Tom Jones. YOUTUBE:1963's Oscar-winning Best Picture, TOM JONES, featuring John Addison's Academy Award-winning film score.

Miriam Mcpartland
Date Born: Saturday 20 March 1920
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
Summary: She pursued classical studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Much to the dismay of her family, she developed a love for American jazz and musicians such as Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, Mary Lou Williams, and many others.

Werner Klemperer
Date Born: Monday 22 March 1920
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He also conducted on occasion: the Melbourne Symphony, the California Jr. Symphony, the Los Angeles Young Musicians Foundation, and the Kansas City youth orchestra, among others.

Jack Webb
Date Born: Friday 2 April 1920
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Webb grew up poor in the Bunker Hill slum section of Los Angeles to a Jewish father and a Roman Catholic mother; he was reared Roman Catholic.

Ravi Shankar
Date Born: Wednesday 7 April 1920
Description: Sitar, India
Summary: Shankar was made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Elizabeth II for his "services to music".

Ravi Shankar
Date Born: Wednesday 7 April 1920
Description: Sitar, Teacher
Summary: Shankar is best known as the teach er of the Sitar to ex Beatle, George Harrison during Harrions career.

Carmen Mcrae
Date Born: Thursday 8 April 1920
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: McRae was born in Harlem, New York City on April 8, 1920, to West Indian (Jamaican) parents, Osmond and Evadne McRae.

Art Van Damm
Date Born: Friday 9 April 1920
Description: Accordionist, USA
Summary: He adapted Benny Goodman's music to the accordion.

Earl Phillips
Date Born: Sunday 25 April 1920
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: Sessions drummer for Chess Records and Vee - Jay Records

Lucia Mannucci
Date Born: Tuesday 18 May 1920
Description: Vocalist, Italy
Summary: Born at Bologna, Mannucci relocated to Milan at a young age.

Forrest White
Date Born: Friday 21 May 1920
Description: American musical instruments industry executive, USA
Summary: White began working at Fender on 20 May 1954

Peggy Lee
Date Born: Wednesday 26 May 1920
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
Summary: The youngest child of seven, Lee found music to provide an escape from the abusive rampages of her cruel stepmother, Min, who tormented and beat young Norma.

Lafayette Leake
Date Born: Tuesday 1 June 1920
Description: Pianist, USA
Summary: Leake played piano on One Dozen Berrys, Chuck Berry's second album, released in 1958 under Chess Records.

Kurt Edelhagen
Date Born: Saturday 5 June 1920
Description: Band Leader, USA
Summary: His Radio Orchestra played at the opening ceremony of the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Shelley Manne
Date Born: Friday 11 June 1920
Description: Drummer, US
Summary: Manne's father and uncles were drummers. In his youth he admired many of the leading swing drummers of the day, especially Jo Jones and Dave Tough.

Sam Sniderman
Date Born: Tuesday 15 June 1920
Description: Canadian record store chain
Summary: Sniderman was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997.

Alfred John Ellory
Date Born: Friday 18 June 1920
Description: Flautist, UK
Summary: A member of the Philharmonia Orchestra playing flute which provided music for the EMI record label including backing for the original Ealing comedies.

Danny Cedrone
Date Born: Sunday 20 June 1920
Description: Guitarist, USA

Leonid Hambro
Date Born: Saturday 26 June 1920
Description: Pianist and composer. USA
Summary: The son of immigrant Russian Jews, his father was a pianist accompanying silent films.

Smiley Lewis
Date Born: Monday 5 July 1920
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
Summary: Lewis was born to Jeffrey and Lillie Mae Lemons, as the second of three sons.

Yul Brynner
Date Born: Sunday 11 July 1920
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He was born in Vladivostok, Russia. His mother, Marusya Blagovidova, Russian: was the daughter of a Russian Jewish doctor and his father, Boris Brynner also Russian.

Isaac Stern
Date Born: Wednesday 21 July 1920
Description: Violinist, USA
Summary: Among his many recordings, Stern recorded concertos by Johannes Brahms, Johann Sebastian Bach, Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn and Antonio Vivaldi and modern works.

Charlie Shavers
Date Born: Tuesday 3 August 1920
Description: Trumpeter, USA
Summary: He was also an arranger and composer, and one of his compositions, "Undecided", is a jazz standard.

June Hutton
Date Born: Wednesday 11 August 1920
Description: Vocalist
Summary: In the late 1930s, she joined the band of her older half-sister, Ina Ray Hutton, singing under the name of Elaine Merritt.

Percy Mayfield
Date Born: Thursday 12 August 1920
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
Summary: Mayfield was one of the most creative and distinctive poets of rhythm and blues.

Maureen Ohara
Date Born: Tuesday 17 August 1920
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
Summary: Maureen O'Hara is an Irish film actress and singer. The famously red-headed O'Hara has been noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines

Don Lamond
Date Born: Wednesday 18 August 1920
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: He took over Dave Tough's spot in Woody Herman's big band First Herd in 1945, where he remained until the group disbanded at the end of 1946.

Charlie Parker
Date Born: Sunday 29 August 1920
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, Instrumentalists, USA
Summary: Charlie Parker was born the only child of Charles and Addie Parker. Parkers styles are free melodic ideas, Be Bop founder, melodic imagination etc.

Richard Farnsworth
Date Born: Wednesday 1 September 1920
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Farnsworth was born in Los Angeles, California to a housewife mother and an engineer father. He was raised during the Great Depression. He lived with his aunt, mother and two sisters in downtown Los Angeles after his father died when he was seven years old.

Al Caiola
Date Born: Tuesday 7 September 1920
Description: Guitarist, US
Summary: Came through the big band era and later would chart with the theme from ’Bonanza’. And ’The Magnificent Seven’.

Kim Bonython
Date Born: Wednesday 15 September 1920
Description: Promoter of music, Drummer. Speedway promoter, Australia
Summary: As a promoter, he organised numerous concerts in Adelaide of many of the "jazz greats", but possibly his greatest achievement in this field was negotiating for The Beatles to add Adelaide to their Australian tour in 1964.

Dinah Sheridan
Date Born: Friday 17 September 1920
Description: Actress, UK
Summary: Dinah Sheridan was considered the quintessential English rose. With an alertness, elegance and quiet beauty second to none.

Mickey Rooney
Date Born: Thursday 23 September 1920
Description: Actor, Vocolist, Dancer, USA
Summary: Rooney was born to a vaudeville family. His father, Joseph Yule, was from Scotland, and his mother, Nellie W. Carter, was from Kansas City, Missouri. Both parents were in vaudeville, and appearing in a Brooklyn production of A Gaiety Girl when Joseph, Jr. was born.

Walter Matthau
Date Born: Friday 1 October 1920
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: He appeared in many movies after this as a villain such as the 1958 King Creole (where he is beaten up by Elvis Presley).

Yusef Lateef
Date Born: Saturday 9 October 1920
Description: Saxophonist, Flautist, USA
Summary: His 1987 album Yusef Lateef's Little Symphony won the Grammy award for Best New Age Album.

Claude Monteux
Date Born: Friday 15 October 1920
Description: American flutist and conductor. USA
Summary: He appeared in concert and in recordings with orchestras throughout the world, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the NBC Symphony Orchestra

Montgomery Clift
Date Born: Sunday 17 October 1920
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Clift was born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA the son of Ethel Anderson Fogg Blair and William Brooks Clift, a banker with roots in the South. Clift had a twin sister, Roberta, and an elder brother, Brooks.

Timothy Leary
Date Born: Friday 22 October 1920
Description: Pioneer of the mind, USA
Summary: 1966, Leary founded the League for Spiritual Discovery, a religion declaring LSD as its holy sacrament, in part as an unsuccessful attempt to maintain legal status for the use of LSD and other psychedelics for the religion's adherents, based on a "freedom of religion" argument.

Ernnesteen Allen
Date Born: Thursday 11 November 1920
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: She sang with Big John Greer, Wynonie Harris, and Lucky Millinder, and in 1951, Federal Records signed her to sing with Millinder's orchestra.

Gene Tierney
Date Born: Saturday 20 November 1920
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: From the beginning of Gene Tierney's film career in 1940 through her last film project in 1964, Tierney appeared in 37 films.

Ricardo Montalban
Date Born: Thursday 25 November 1920
Description: Actor, USA
Summary: Montalbán first acted in a motion picture in 1943. He had stated that when he first arrived in Hollywood, studios wanted to change his name to Ricky Martin.

Virginia Mayo
Date Born: Tuesday 30 November 1920
Description: Actress, USA

Dave Brubeck
Date Born: Monday 6 December 1920
Description: Pianist, Composer, USA
Summary: Mainly known for 'TAKE FIVE'. in a 5/4 timing must be one of the most outstanding songs that stand up to any others.

Johnny Lockwood
Date Born: Tuesday 7 December 1920
Description: Theatre, television and film
Summary: He was known as the bumbling Jewish delicatessen proprietor Aldo Godolfus and was one of Number 96 most well-known and recognised figures.

Dick James
Date Born: Sunday 12 December 1920
Description: Publisher, Vocalist, Band Leader
Summary: James sang with North London dance bands in his early teens, and was a regular vocalist at the Cricklewood Palais by the age of seventeen.

Clark Terry
Date Born: Tuesday 14 December 1920
Description: Trumpeter, USA
Summary: He attended Vashon High School there and began his professional career in the early 1940s by playing in local clubs before joining a Navy band during World War II.

Dave Bartholomew
Date Born: Friday 24 December 1920
Description: Trumpet, Composer, USA

Jane Morgan
Date Born: Saturday 25 December 1920
Description: Vocalist , USA
Summary: In 1969, she appeared on Broadway in the musical Mame, taking over the title role from Angela Lansbury.

Rex Allen
Date Born: Friday 31 December 1920
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: Actor after the Roy Rogers style played in 19 films including "The Phantom Stallion" - "Arizona Cowboy" - etc.

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