Birth Place Matching "Budapest, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary]" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Zsa Zsa Gabor

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

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 ...

2. 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...

3. Paul Lukas

Actor | Watch on the Rhine

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 ...

4. Oscar Beregi Jr.

Actor | Young Frankenstein

Heavyweight Hungarian-born character actor Oscar Beregi Jr.'s best performances were on the small screen, usually as Eastern European or Russian heavies. His stock-in-trade villainy was of a cultured or psychological, rather than physical nature, urbane and intellectual, yet inevitably sinister. ...

5. Magda Gabor

Actress | Mai lányok

Magda Gabor was born on June 11, 1915 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Magdolna Gábor. She was an actress, known for Mai lányok (1937), Tokaji rapszódia (1937) and All Star Revue (1950). She was married to Tibor Heltai, George Sanders, Tony Gallucci, Sidney R. Warren, William Rankin ...

6. Harry Houdini

Actor | The Man from Beyond

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 ...

7. Ilona Massey

Actress | Invisible Agent

Born on June 16, 1910, sultry, opulent, mole-lipped, Budapest-bred blonde singer/actress Ilona Massey survived an impoverished childhood in 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 ...

8. Miklós Rózsa

Composer | Ben-Hur

A child prodigy, Miklos Rózsa learned to play the violin at the age of five and read music before he was able to read words. In 1926, he began studying at the Leipzig Conservatory where he was considered a brilliant student. He obtained his doctorate in music in 1930. Moving to Paris the following ...

9. 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 ...

10. 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....

11. Lili Darvas

Actress | Szerelem

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 1920s, touring Europe with plays by Goethe, Shakespeare, Tolstoy and Shaw. She received her education at the Budapest Lyceum and made her ...

12. Eric Feldary

Actor | Hold Back the Dawn

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 ...

13. Laslo Benedek

Director | Death of a Salesman

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 (1951), the screen version of Arthur Miller's classic play. ...

14. Ladislao Vajda

Director | Es geschah am hellichten Tag

Ladislao Vajda was born on August 18, 1906 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as László Vajda Weisz. He was a director and writer, known for It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958), The Miracle of Marcelino (1955) and Uncle Hyacynth (1956). He died on March 25, 1965 in Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain.

15. Guy Deghy

Actor | Danger Man

Guy Deghy was born on October 11, 1912 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Gedeon Aladar Istvan Deghy. He was an actor and writer, known for Secret Agent (1964), March or Die (1977) and Surprise Package (1960). He was married to Mary Hooper and Patricia Wighton. He died on February 25, 1992 in London, ...

16. Mártha Eggerth

Actress | La chanson du souvenir

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 ...

17. Paul Hörbiger

Actor | The Third Man

Paul Hörbiger was born on April 29, 1894 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for The Third Man (1949), Three Girls Around Schubert (1936) and Königswalzer (1935). He was married to Josefa Gettke. He died on March 5, 1981 in Vienna, Austria.

18. Ernest Laszlo

Cinematographer | Logan's Run

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...

19. Attila Hörbiger

Actor | Fast ein Poet

Attila Hörbiger was born on April 21, 1896 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Fast ein Poet (1968), Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg (1966) and Wir sind noch einmal davongekommen (1961). He was married to Paula Wessely. He died on April 27, 1987 in Vienna, Austria.

20. Franciska Gaal

Actress | The Girl Downstairs

Franciska Gaal was born on February 1, 1904 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Szidónia Silberspitz. She was an actress, known for The Girl Downstairs (1938), Little Mother (1935) and The Buccaneer (1938). She was married to Dajkovich, Ferenc and Lestyán, Sándor. She died on January 2, 1973 in New ...

21. Ján Kadár

Director | Obchod na korze

Ján Kadár was born on April 1, 1918 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Janos Kadár. He was a director and writer, known for The Shop on Main Street (1965), Smrt si ríká Engelchen (1963) and Obzalovaný (1964). He died on June 1, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22. Éva Szörényi

Actress | A leányvári boszorkány

Éva Szörényi was born on May 26, 1917 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Lersch Elvira. She was an actress, known for A leányvári boszorkány (1938), Boy, the Noszty (1938) and Sárga rózsa (1941). She was married to István Örményi. She died on December 1, 2009 in ...

23. Pál Fejös

Director | Man och kvinna

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 ...

24. Steve Sekely

Director | A Noszty fiú esete Tóth Marival

February 6, 1939: signed by Grand National and will direct one of the upcoming features with that company. He has directed more than forty features in Paris, Berlin and his native Budapest, and has been in the United States for three months.

25. Jules Engel

Director | The Ivory Knife: Paul Jenkins at Work

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...

26. Alexandre Trauner

Art Director | The Apartment

Hungarian-born Alexandre Trauner came to Paris in 1929 to escape the anti-semitic Horty regime in his native country, and to paint. Instead, he became involved in the film industry as an assistant to the famous art director Lazare Meerson. Influenced by cubism and impressionism, he embraced the ...

27. George Tabori

Writer | Frohes Fest

George Tabori was born on May 24, 1914 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as György Tábori. He was a writer and actor, known for Frohes Fest (1981), Chance Meeting (1954) and I Confess (1953). He was married to Ursula Höpfner, Ursula Grützmacher-Tabori, Viveca Lindfors and Hannah Freund. He died on July ...

28. Gitta Alpar

Actress | I Give My Heart

Gitta Alpar was born on February 5, 1900 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Regina Kalisch. She was an actress, known for The Loves of Madame Dubarry (1935), She, or Nobody (1932) and Gitta entdeckt ihr Herz (1932). She was married to Niels Wessel Bagge and Gustav Fröhlich. She died on February 17, ...

29. Klári Tolnay

Actress | Pacsirta

Klári Tolnay was born on July 27, 1914 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Rozália Tolnay. She was an actress, known for Pacsirta (1964), Flower of the Tisza (1939) and Szerencsés flótás (1943). She was married to Iván Darvas and Ákos Ráthonyi. She died on October 27, 1998 in ...

30. Lucy Doraine

Actress | Sodom und Gomorrha

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...

31. Rose Renée Roth

Actress | Schloß Königswald

Rose Renée Roth was born on December 12, 1902 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Schloß Königswald (1988), Scheibenschießen (1970) and Detective Story (1963). She died on March 10, 1990 in Vienna, Austria.

32. Barta Barri

Actor | Doctor Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo

Barta Barri was born on August 16, 1911 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Bernabé Barta Barry. He was an actor, known for Dr. Jekyll vs. The Werewolf (1972), Treasure Island (1972) and Horror Express (1972). He was married to Maria Cañete. He died on December 7, 2003 in Madrid, Spain.

33. Sándor Szabó

Actor | Topaz

Sándor Szabó was born on April 25, 1915 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Topaz (1969), Nem élhetek muzsikaszó nélkül (1978) and Az élet muzsikája - Kálmán Imre (1984). He was married to Kató Bárczy and Klára Jász. He died...

34. Ferenc Molnár

Writer | Carousel

Ferenc Molnár was born on January 12, 1878 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Ferenc Neumann. He is known for his work on Carousel, I'll Be Yours (1947) and Tales of Manhattan (1942). He was married to Lili Darvas, Sári Fedák and Margit Vészi. He died on April 1, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA.

35. Tamás Major

Actor | Egri csillagok

Tamás Major was born on January 26, 1910 in Újpest, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor and director, known for Stars of Eger (1968), The Loves of Liszt (1970) and Szabad, mint a madár (1971). He was married to Beck, Judit. He died on April 13, 1986 in Budapest, Hungary.

36. Oscar Beregi Sr.

Actor | Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse

Oscar Beregi Sr. was born on January 24, 1876 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Berger Oszkár. He was an actor, known for The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933), Kísértetek vonata (1933) and Camille (1926). He was married to Piroska Lázár and Amália Adler. He died on October 18, 1965 in ...

37. John H. Auer

Producer | Moonlight Masquerade

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 ...

38. László Kardos

Director | Dark Streets of Cairo

Brother-in-law of producer Joe Pasternak. Kardos' wife, Lenka, was Joe's sister. Kardos' sister Ann was the second wife of character actor S.Z. Sakall.

39. John von Neumann

John von Neumann was born on December 28, 1903 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Neumann János Lajos. He died on February 8, 1957 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

40. Károly Huszár

Actor | The Man Who Laughs

Károly Huszár was born on November 3, 1884 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Károly Hochstadt. He was an actor and writer, known for The Man Who Laughs (1928), The Blue Angel (1930) and Freund Ripp (1923). He died in 1942 in Tokyo, Japan.

41. Miklós László

Writer | The Shop Around the Corner

Miklós László was born on May 5, 1903 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Miklós Leitner. He was a writer and actor, known for The Shop Around the Corner (1940), You've Got Mail (1998) and In the Good Old Summertime (1949). He was married to Florence Herrman. He died on April 19, 1973 in New York City,...

42. John Halas

Producer | Heavy Metal

John Halas was born on April 16, 1912 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. He was a producer and director, known for Heavy Metal (1981), Automania 2000 (1963) and Animal Farm (1954). He was married to Joy Batchelor. He died on January 21, 1995 in London, England.

43. Ladislaus Vajda

Writer | Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü

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...

44. Katalin Karády

Actress | Egy tál lencse

Katalin Karády was born on December 8, 1910 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Katalin Kanczler. She was an actress, known for Egy tál lencse (1941), Makrancos hölgy (1943) and Erzsébet királyné (1940). She died on February 8, 1990 in New York City, New York, USA.

45. Jenny Dolly

Actress | The Call of the Dance

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 ...

46. Ernst Matray

Actor | Teufelchen

Ernst Matray was born on May 27, 1891 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Erno Siblatt. He is known for his work on Teufelchen (1915), Ramara (1916) and Schloss Phantom (1916). He was married to Elisabeth McKinley, Maria Matray and Greta Schröder. He died on November 12, 1978 in Los Angeles, California...

47. Alfred Sandor

Actor | Dark Shadows

Alfred was originally billed as Alfred Sandwina; he was the son of Austrian-born Katie Sandwina (born Katharina Brumbach), the most famous circus strongwoman of her day, known for breaking chains, bending iron bars, lifting Alfred's 165-pound father Max Heymann overhead with one hand, and ...

48. Robert Capa

Actor | Temptation

Robert Capa was born on October 22, 1913 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Endre Friedman. He is known for his work on Temptation (1946), Paris Cavalcade of Fashions (1948) and The 400 Million (1939). He died on May 25, 1954 in Thai Binh, Vietnam.

49. Ila Lóth

Actress | Az élet királya

Actress. She studied in the School of Ballet of the National Opera, then she became a student of Kálmán Rózsahegyi. She did crowd work in front of a camera in 1916 for the first time, in the cinema interpretation of János vitéz. In the same year the Star firm offered an engagement and under the ...

50. Rosy 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 (1935) ("Ball At The ...


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