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1. Zsa Zsa Gabor Zsa Zsa Gabor Actress, Moulin Rouge Undoubtedly the woman who had come to epitomize what we recognize today as "celebrity", Zsa Zsa Gabor, is better known for her many marriages, personal appearances, her "dahlink" catchphrase, her actions, life gossip, and quotations on men, rather than her film career. Zsa Zsa Gabor was born Sári Gabor in Budapest...
2. Michael Curtiz Michael Curtiz Director, Casablanca Curtiz began acting in and then directing films in his native Hungary in 1912. After WWI, he continued his filmmaking career in Austria and Germany and into the early 1920s when he directed films in other countries in Europe. Moving to the US in 1926, he started making films in Hollywood for Warner Bros...
3. Ilona Massey Ilona Massey Actress, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Sultry, opulent blonde Hungarian singer Ilona Massey survived an impoverished childhood in Budapest, Hungary to become a glamorous talent both here and abroad. As a dressmaker's apprentice she managed to scrape up money together for singing lessons and first danced in chorus lines, later earning roles at the Staats Opera...
4. Paul Lukas Paul Lukas Actor, The Lady Vanishes Oscar-winning actor Paul Lukas was born in Hungary and graduated from the School for Dramatic Arts. In 1916 he went to Kosice (Kassa) to be an actor; in 1918 he became an actor specializing in comedy. For ten years he was the most popular character player and romantic lead of the company. In 1918 he began making in Budapest and in the 1920s he began appearing in films in Austria as well...
5. Harry Houdini Harry Houdini Actor, Haldane of the Secret Service The great American escape artist and magician Houdini (immortalized by a memorable performance by Tony Curtis in the eponymous 1953 film) was born Erich Weiss on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary, though he often gave his birthplace as Appleton, Wisconsin, where he was raised. One of five brothers and one daughter born to rabbi Samuel Weiss and his wife Cecilia...
6. Oscar Beregi Jr. Oscar Beregi Jr. Actor, Young Frankenstein Heavyweight Hungarian-born character actor Oscar Beregi Jr.'s best performances were on the small screen, usually as Germanic or Russian heavies. His stock-in-trade villainy was of a cultured or psychological, rather than physical nature, urbane and intellectual, yet inevitably sinister. His father...
7. Charles Vidor Charles Vidor Director, Gilda Hungarian-born Karoly Vidor spent the First World War as a lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian infantry. Following the armistice, he made his way to Berlin and worked for the German film company Ufa, as editor and assistant director. In 1924, he emigrated to the U.S. and, for several years, earned his living as a singer in Broadway choruses and (at one time) with a Wagnerian troupe...
8. Miklós Rózsa Miklós Rózsa Music Department, Ben-Hur 'Miklos Rozsa' studied the violin from the age of five. In 1926, he began studying at the Leipzig Conservatory. In 1929, his violin concerto was performed there. While living in Paris from 1931, Rozsa had his 'Variations on a Hungarian Peasant Song' and his 'Symphony and Serenade for Small Orchestra' performed...
9. Magda Gabor Magda Gabor Actress, Mai lányok
10. Guy Deghy Guy Deghy Actor, Dark of the Sun
11. Eric Feldary Eric Feldary Actor, For Whom the Bell Tolls More on cause of death: Eric Feldary died of burns suffered when a gas explosion wrecked his West Hollywood home. Feldary, 55, was taken to a hospital with second and third degree burns over more than 50 per cent of his body. A sheriff's deputy who investigated the blast said Feldary told him he forgot to close the valve of a gas heater the night before...
12. Franciska Gaal Franciska Gaal Actress, The Buccaneer
13. Steve Sekely Steve Sekely Director, The Day of the Triffids
14. Paul Hörbiger Paul Hörbiger Actor, The Third Man
15. Zoltán Fábri Zoltán Fábri Director, Az ötödik pecsét He was born in 1917 and between the two World War he finished his primary and secondary school. After them he graduated in the College of Fine Arts, which helped him later to be a production-designer. He liked to learn and joined the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts. He bacame a director and actor. In the beginning of his career he was a production-designer...
16. Laslo Benedek Laslo Benedek Director, The Wild One Laslo Benedek was brought to Hollywood from Hungary--where he had been a writer, editor and photographer--by MGM, and his first few films were undistinguished programmers. His third, however, was quite a bit better: Death of a Salesman, the screen version of Arthur Miller's classic play. Although trashed by critics at the time for...
17. Ernest Laszlo Ernest Laszlo Cinematographer, Judgment at Nuremberg Ernest Laszlo, the Academy Award-winning cinematographer best known for his creative collaborations with directors Robert Aldrich and Stanley Kramer, was born on April 23, 1898, in Budapest, Hungary, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After emigrating to the US, he worked as a camera operator on Wings...
18. Éva Szörényi Éva Szörényi Actress, Mária növér
19. Irén Ágay Irén Ágay Actress, Lila akác
20. Mártha Eggerth Mártha Eggerth Actress, For Me and My Gal From the day she was born Martha lived in a world of music. For sure her father was a banker but he was also an amateur pianist. As for her mother, she was a housewife but also a very talented opera singer who had given up her career for the joys of matrimony and motherhood. It does not come as a surprise...
21. Ladislao Vajda Ladislao Vajda Director, It Happened in Broad Daylight
22. Robert Capa Robert Capa Cinematographer, The 400 Million
23. Pál Fejös Pál Fejös Director, Spring Shower Budapest-born director Paul Fejos first called attention to himself in Kecskemét, Hungary, as a student actor. During World War I he was a soldier in the army of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and after the war he became a student of chemistry. His artistic inclination, however, drew him to the scenery workshop of the local opera house...
24. Lili Darvas Lili Darvas Actress, Love Hungarian-born Lili Darvas (pronounced 'Darvash') was a major star first in Budapest, then on the German stage with Max Reinhardt's theatre company during the 1920's, touring Europe with plays by Goethe, Shakespeare, Tolstoy and Shaw. She received her education at the Budapest Lyceum and made her acting debut at the age of 20 as Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet"...
25. Georg Solti Georg Solti Music Department, Apocalypse Now Sir Georg Solti was a renowned orchestra and opera conductor, best known as the music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, who set a since-surpassed record by winning 31 Grammy Awards. He was born György Stern in Budapest, Hungary (his Germanic last named was changed under the country's post-World War One "Hungarianization" policy) into a Jewish family...
26. Alexandre Trauner Alexandre Trauner Production Designer, The Man Who Would Be King Hungarian-born Alexandre Trauner came to Paris in 1929 to escape the anti-semitic Horty regime in his native country, and to paint - but instead became involved in the film industry as an assistant to the famous art director Lazare Meerson. Influenced by cubism and impressionism, he embraced the intellectual freedom in the French capital and branched out into architecture...
27. Ján Kadár Ján Kadár Director, The Shop on Main Street
28. George Tabori George Tabori Writer, I Confess
29. Barta Barri Barta Barri Actor, Red Sun
30. Joseph Kosma Joseph Kosma Composer, My Week with Marilyn Joseph Kosma was born in Budapest. He took an interest in music at a very young age, writing an opera called "Noel dans les Tranchées" as a teenager. One of his greatest loves in Budapest was the music of Bela Bartok. Finding the political atmosphere to be more and more oppressive in Budapest, Kosma...
31. Ferenc Molnár Ferenc Molnár Writer, One, Two, Three
32. Miklós László Miklós László Writer, You've Got Mail
33. Jenny Dolly Jenny Dolly Self, The Million Dollar Dollies The Great Ziegfeld discovered the Dolly Sisters - identical twins Jenny and Rosie - dancing in the middle rung of the vaudeville circuit and hired them for his 1911 Follies. With their dark olive complexions and diminutive statures, they exuded an elusive exotic allure, but in reality they were anything but...
34. John Halas John Halas Producer, Heavy Metal
35. Oscar Beregi Sr. Oscar Beregi Sr. Actor, Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse
36. Lucy Doraine Lucy Doraine Actress, Labyrinth des Grauens Ilona (Ilonka) Kovacs began her youthful film career in her native Hungary, barely out of her teens. That career was initially guided by the veteran Hungarian director, Mihaly Kertesz (Michael Curtiz), who became her first husband. Given that "Kovacs" in Hungarian is about as ordinary as "Smith" in English...
37. Fred Haggerty Fred Haggerty Actor, From Russia with Love
38. Jules Engel Jules Engel Animation Department, Popeye the Sailor Founder of the experimental-animation program at CalArts in 1970 (where he taught for over thirty years), and a founder of the UPA animation studio, Jules Engel choreographed the famous hippopotamus/alligator dance, the bottle-dancing Cossack thistles and the mushroom ballet within "Fantasia" (1940)...
39. Rosie Dolly Rosie Dolly Self, The Million Dollar Dollies
40. John H. Auer John H. Auer Producer, City That Never Sleeps Born in Hungary and educated in Vienna, John H. Auer was an actor in European films from the age of 12. After his career as a child actor ended, he entered the business world, but soon decided to rejoin the film industry. He journeyed to Hollywood in 1928 to find work as a director, but came up empty...
41. László Vadnay László Vadnay Writer, Copacabana
42. Nicholas Bela Nicholas Bela Actor, Little Caesar
43. Sándor Szabó Sándor Szabó Actor, Topaz
44. Ladislaus Vajda Ladislaus Vajda Writer, Pandora's Box Scenarist, stage director. He began his career as a country actor, then he became a journalist in Budapest at Tolnai Világlapja (The World Papers of Tolnai) and Színházi Élet (Theater Life). Since 1908 he is the director of the Hungarian Theater, since 1913 leading director, since 1920 art director...
45. Dave Gould Dave Gould Miscellaneous Crew, Rhythm Parade
46. Edward Teller Edward Teller Self, Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
47. Márton Keleti Márton Keleti Director, A tizedes meg a többiek He learnt directing from Pál Fejös, and László Vajda as an assistant director. In 1937 he made his first film followed by 2 other films in the same year, (A harapós férj, a Viki and Torockói menyasszony). Between 1939 and 1944 he couldn't make films because he was Jewish. After the 2nd WW, he made the first Hungarian film (A tanítónö)...
48. Gyula Kabos Gyula Kabos Actor, Hyppolit a lakáj
49. László Kardos László Kardos Director, Small Town Girl
50. Alfred Sandor Alfred Sandor Actor, Nickel Queen
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