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