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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 1923...
2. Michael Curtiz Michael Curtiz Director, Casablanca American director of Hungarian origin, Oscar-winner. He received his diploma from the School for Dramatic Arts in 1906. He then went to live in Pécs, then Szeged. He made his first film in 1912. The next year he went on a study tour to Denmark to study the newest achievements of the new art in the studios of the then flourishing Nordisk company...
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. Magda Gabor Magda Gabor Self, The People vs. Zsa Zsa Gabor
5. 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...
6. 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"...
7. 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...
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. 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...
10. 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...
11. Paul Hörbiger Paul Hörbiger Actor, The Third Man
12. Ján Kadár Ján Kadár Director, The Shop on Main Street
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. Mártha Eggerth Mártha Eggerth Actress, For Me and My Gal Actress and singer in numerous German- and English-language films from the early 30's through mid-50's.
15. 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...
16. Ladislao Vajda Ladislao Vajda Director, It Happened in Broad Daylight
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. Fred Haggerty Fred Haggerty Actor, From Russia with Love
19. Ferenc Molnár Ferenc Molnár Writer, One, Two, Three
20. Attila Hörbiger Attila Hörbiger Actor, Das vierte Gebot
21. Guy Deghy Guy Deghy Actor, Dark of the Sun
22. 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...
23. 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, 48, 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...
24. George Tabori George Tabori Writer, I Confess
25. Klári Tolnay Klári Tolnay Actress, Pacsirta
26. John Halas John Halas Producer, Animal Farm
27. Edward Teller Edward Teller Self, Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
28. 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.
29. Jules Engel Jules Engel Animation Department, Gerald McBoing-Boing 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)...
30. Gitta Alpar Gitta Alpar Actress, She, or Nobody
31. Gyula Kabos Gyula Kabos Actor, Hyppolit, the Butler
32. 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...
33. Steve Sekely Steve Sekely Director, The Day of the Triffids
34. Miklós László Miklós László Writer, You've Got Mail
35. 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...
36. Robert Capa Robert Capa Cinematographer, The 400 Million
37. Felix Salten Felix Salten Writer, Bambi
38. Rosi Barsony Rosi Barsony Actress, A harapós férj Rosy Barsony (born as Miss Schustek) was a child actress, dancer and soubrette. In 1931, in Berlin, she appeared in Paul Abraham's operettas "Viktoria und ihr Husar" ("Victoria and Her Hussar"), "Die Blume von Hawaii" ("The Flower of Hawaii", "Fleur d'Hawai") and Ball im Savoy ("Ball At The Savoy", "Bale au Savoy")...
39. Sándor Szabó Sándor Szabó Actor, Topaz
40. Zita Perczel Zita Perczel Actress, Meseautó
41. Géza von Bolváry Géza von Bolváry Director, Opernball
42. Éva Szörényi Éva Szörényi Actress, Mária növér
43. Oscar Beregi Sr. Oscar Beregi Sr. Actor, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
44. 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...
45. Georg Solti Georg Solti Soundtrack, 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...
46. Barta Barri Barta Barri Actor, Red Sun
47. Nicholas Bela Nicholas Bela Actor, Little Caesar
48. Iván Mándy Iván Mándy Writer, Lányarcok tükörben
49. Rezsö Seress Rezsö Seress Soundtrack, Gloomy Sunday
50. Zoltán Várkonyi Zoltán Várkonyi Actor, Kárpáthy Zoltán
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