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Date of Birth 4 August 1884Szeged, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary)
Date of Death 17 May 1949Budapest, Hungary
Birth NameHerbert Bauer

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Béla Balázs was born on August 4, 1884 in Szeged, Austria-Hungary as Herbert Bauer. He was a writer and actor, known for The 3 Penny Opera (1931), The Blue Light (1932) and L'opéra de quat'sous (1931). He died on May 17, 1949 in Budapest, Hungary.

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Hungarian film theorist and screenwriter. A committed Marxist, he left Hungary in 1919. In Berlin from 1926, he was associated with leftist stage and film projects and worked closely with Bertold Brecht, G.W. Pabst and Erwin Piscator. Worked in Russia as a professor between 1931 and 1945, returning to Hungary after the war to help rebuild the film industry there. A studio in Budapest for young experimental film makers was later named in his honour.

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