Famous Birthdays Today- Charles Barkley Is 57

February 20th


  • Lauren Ambrose is 42 (“Can’t Hardly Wait,” “Six Feet Under,” “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” “X-Files”) (FAST FACT: She is also a trained opera singer)
  • Brenda Blethyn is 74 (“Pride & Prejudice,” “Secrets & Lies,” “Vera”)
  • Sandy Duncan is 74 (“Peter Pan,” “The Hogan Family”)
  • Willie Garson is 56 (“White Collar,” “Groundhog Day,” “Sex and the City”)
  • Anthony Stewart Head is 66 (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Merlin,” “Little Britain”)
  • Sidney Poitier is 93 (“Lilies of the Field,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” “To Sir, with Love”) (FAST FACT: Poitier received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2009)
  • Andrew Shue is 53 (“Melrose Place,” “The Rainmaker”) (FAST FACTS: You may have forgotten him on “Melrose Place,” but he’s been busy since - on the Board of Directors for Do Something – which he co-founded – and is the co-founder of the social networking website, CafeMom.com. And guess who he’s married to – “Good Morning America’s” Amy Robach…they got hitched in 2010)
  • French Stewart is 56 (“3rdRock from the Sun,” “Mom”)
  • Peter Strauss is 73 (“Soldier Blue,” “Rich Man, Poor Man;” “Masada,” “Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy,” “State of the Union”)
  • Lili Taylor is 53 (“Mystic Pizza,” “Say Anything,” ““Six Feet Under,” “The Conjuring,” “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”)
  • Miles Teller is 33 (“Rabbit Hole,” “Whiplash,” “Divergent”)
  • The late Gale Gordon(1906 – 1995)(“The Lucy Show,” “Here’s Lucy,” “Life with Lucy”) 


  • Stone Roses’ Ian Brown is 57
  • Backstreet Boys’ Brian Littrell is 45
  • Rihanna is 32 (FAST FACT: Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, she used to sell clothes in a street stall with her dad)
  • A.T.u.’s Julia Volkova is 35
  • The late Kurt Cobain(1967-1994)…he would have been 53
  • The late Blood, Sweat, & Tears’ trumpeter Lew Soloff(1944 – 2015)…he would have been 76
  • The late jazz great Nancy Wilson(1937 – 2018)…she would have been 83


  • NBA champ and commentator Charles Barkley is 57 (He was selected to the All-NBA First Team five times, the All-NBA Second Team five times, and once to the All-NBA Third Team. He earned eleven NBA All-Star Game appearances and was named the All-Star MVP in 1991. In 1993, he was voted the league's Most Valuable Player and during the NBA's 50th anniversary, named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.)
  • Celebrity kid Cruz Beckham is 15 (David and Victoria Beckham’s son)
  • Supermodel Cindy Crawford is 54
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is 78
  • Entrepreneur Ivana Trump is 71 (also Donald Trump’s ex-wife)
  • The late photographer Ansel Adams(1902 – 1984)(His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and book.)
  • The late producer/director Robert Altman(1925 – 2006)…he would have been 95(“The Player,” “Shortcuts”) (FAST FACTS! His films “M*A*S*H*,” “McCabe & Mrs. Miller,” and “Nashville” have been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry)
  • The late civil rights leader Angelina Grimke(1805 – 1879)(An American political activist, abolitionist, women's rights advocate, and supporter of the women's suffrage movement.)
  • The late designer and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt (she’s also Anderson Cooper’s mom!)(1924 – 2019)...she would have been 96

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