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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. It is unclear as to Zsa Zsa's birth year: sources vary from 1917 to 1919...
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. 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...
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. 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...
6. 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...
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. Magda Gabor Magda Gabor Self, The People vs. Zsa Zsa Gabor
9. 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 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...
10. Ladislao Vajda Ladislao Vajda Director, It Happened in Broad Daylight
11. Ján Kadár Ján Kadár Director, The Shop on Main Street
12. 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...
13. 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...
14. 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...
15. 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"...
16. Miklós László Miklós László Writer, You've Got Mail
17. Steve Sekely Steve Sekely Director, The Day of the Triffids
18. Guy Deghy Guy Deghy Actor, Dark of the Sun
19. Francis Edward Faragoh Francis Edward Faragoh Writer, Little Caesar
20. Zoltán Fábri Zoltán Fábri Director, The Fifth Seal 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...
21. Paul Hörbiger Paul Hörbiger Actor, The Third Man
22. Ferenc Molnár Ferenc Molnár Writer, One, Two, Three
23. Klári Tolnay Klári Tolnay Actress, Pacsirta
24. Pál Fejös Pál Fejös Director, Lonesome 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...
25. Robert Capa Robert Capa Cinematographer, The 400 Million
26. George Tabori George Tabori Writer, I Confess
27. Charles Puffy Charles Puffy Actor, The Blue Angel
28. Géza von Bolváry Géza von Bolváry Director, Opernball
29. Sándor Szabó Sándor Szabó Actor, Topaz
30. Barta Barri Barta Barri Actor, Red Sun
31. 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...
32. Franciska Gaal Franciska Gaal Actress, The Buccaneer Popular Continental cabaret artist of the 20s and 30s who starred in DeMille's 'The Buccaneer' (1938) and later appeared in two other US films. She also appeared sporadically on Broadway.
33. Oscar Beregi Sr. Oscar Beregi Sr. Actor, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
34. Fred Haggerty Fred Haggerty Actor, From Russia with Love
35. 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...
36. Eric Feldary Eric Feldary Actor, For Whom the Bell Tolls
37. Felix Salten Felix Salten Writer, Bambi
38. Joseph Kosma Joseph Kosma Composer, La Grande Illusion 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...
39. Ákos Ráthonyi Ákos Ráthonyi Director, Geliebte Hochstaplerin
40. Gyula Kabos Gyula Kabos Actor, Hyppolit, the Butler
41. John Halas John Halas Producer, Animal Farm
42. Edward Teller Edward Teller Self, Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
43. Aladar Laszlo Aladar Laszlo Writer, Trouble in Paradise
44. Ernst Matray Ernst Matray Actor, Marionetten
45. Éva Szörényi Éva Szörényi Actress, Mária növér
46. 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...
47. Gitta Alpar Gitta Alpar Actress, She, or Nobody
48. Zoltán Várkonyi Zoltán Várkonyi Actor, Kárpáthy Zoltán
49. Jenö Rejtö Jenö Rejtö Writer, A három testör Afrikában After a few years of acting 19 year old Jeno Rejto left Budapest to travel all around Europe, from Italy to Germany. In France he joined the Foreign Legion, from whom he escaped when he was taken to North-Africa. During his foreign-travels he had several different jobs like fisher, factory-worker, dancer...
50. Jean Image Jean Image Director, Moon Madness
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