Hungary in Hollywood

by tomcsanyi-7-35661 | created - 06 Jun 2012 | updated - 24 Jul 2014 | Public

1. Paul Newman

Actor | The Hustler

Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Theresa (Fetsko) and Arthur Sigmund Newman. Paul's father was Jewish, the son of emigrants from Poland and Hungary; he owned...

2. Peter Falk

Actor | Columbo

Peter Michael Falk was born on September 16, 1927, in New York City, New York. At the age of 3, his right eye was surgically removed due to cancer. He graduated from Ossining High School, where he was president of his class. His early career choices involved becoming a certified public accountant, ...

3. 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...

4. Goldie Hawn

Actress | The First Wives Club

Goldie Jeanne Hawn was born on November 21, 1945 in Washington, D.C., to Laura Hawn (née Steinhoff), a jewelry shop/dance school owner, and Rut Hawn, a band musician. She has a sister, Patti Hawn, and a brother, Edward, who died in infancy before her birth. She was raised in the Jewish religion. ...

5. Kurt Kasznar

Actor | Kiss Me Kate

As a young man, Kurt Kasznar enrolled in Max Reinhardt's seminars. He came to the US in the mid-30s in "The Eternal Road," in which he played at least 12 roles. In 1941, he produced the New York show, "Crazy with the Heat." That same year, he was drafted into the army, where he was trained as a ...

6. Leslie Howard

Actor | Pygmalion

Leslie Howard Stainer was born in London, to Lilian (Blumberg) and Ferdinand "Frank" Steiner. His father was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and his English mother was of German Jewish, and mostly English, descent. Leslie went to Dulwich College. After school, he worked as a bank clerk until the ...

7. S.Z. Sakall

Actor | Casablanca

Hungarian-born S.Z. Sakall was a veteran of German, Hungarian and British films when he left Europe because of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi movement. In Hollywood from shortly after the outbreak of World War II, Sakall began appearing in comedies and musicals, often playing a lovable if ...

8. 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 Francis Dajkovich. She died on January 2, 1973 in New York City, New York, ...

9. Peter Lorre

Actor | Casablanca

As a youth Peter Lorre ran away from home, worked as a bank clerk and, after stage training in Vienna, made his acting debut in Zurich. He remained unknown, traveling for several years and acting in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, until Fritz Lang cast him as the psychopathic child killer in M (...

10. Sándor Szabó

Actor | Topaz

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

11. István Szabó

Director | Mephisto

Istvan Svabo was the first Hungarian director to win an Oscar (Although a Hungarian-American director, Michael Curtiz [Mihaly Kertesz], also won an Oscar previously for directing Casablanca). He received the award for his 1981 movie Mephisto. In January 2006, it became public that he had been an ...

12. 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...

13. 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 Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933), Camille (1926) and Kísértetek vonata (1933). He was married to Piroska Lázár and Amália Adler. He died on October 18, 1965 in ...

14. Bela Lugosi

Actor | Dracula

Bela Lugosi was born Béla Ferenc Dezsö Blaskó on October 20, 1882, Lugos, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (now Lugoj, Romania), to Paula de Vojnich and István Blaskó, a banker. He was the youngest of four children. During WWI, he volunteered and was commissioned as an infantry lieutenant, and was wounded ...

15. Alexander Korda

Director | The Private Life of Don Juan

One of a large group of Hungarian refugees who found refuge in England in the 1930s, Sir Alexander Korda was the first British film producer to receive a knighthood. He was a major, if controversial, figure and acted as a guiding force behind the British film industry of the 1930s and continued to ...

16. Zoltan Korda

Director | Cry, the Beloved Country

A one time Hungarian cavalry officer, Zoltan Korda started working in films as a cameraman then an editor before becoming a director with London Films run by his brother Alexander Korda. Zoltan had strong liberal/socialist ideals and often clashed with Alexander, who, despite their both being born ...

17. Miklós Rózsa

Composer | 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 ...

18. Vilmos Zsigmond

Cinematographer | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Along with László Kovács, a fellow student who fled Hungary in 1956, Zsigmond rose to prominence in the 1970s. He is known for his use of natural light and vivid use of color on features such as The Long Goodbye (1973) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).

19. László Kovács

Cinematographer | Easy Rider

László Kovács was born on May 14, 1933 in Cece, Hungary. He is known for his work on Easy Rider (1969), Five Easy Pieces (1970) and Miss Congeniality (2000). He was married to Audrey. He died on July 22, 2007 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. Ernie Kovacs

Actor | The Ernie Kovacs Show

Author, actor, comedian, composer and producer. He was educated at the New York School of Theatre, and received the Sylvania Television Award. Joining the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1957, he composed a number of songs and themes, a number of which were used in ...

21. 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 ...

22. George Cukor

Director | My Fair Lady

George Cukor was born on July 7, 1899 in New York City, New York, USA as George Dewey Cukor. He is known for his work on My Fair Lady (1964), The Philadelphia Story (1940) and Les Girls (1957). He died on January 24, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

23. Joe Eszterhas

Writer | An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn

Joe Eszterhas was born on November 23, 1944 in Csakanydoroszlo, Hungary as József Eszterhás. He is a writer and producer, known for An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997), Showgirls (1995) and Basic Instinct (1992). He has been married to Naomi Baka since July 30, 1994. They have four ...

24. 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 ...

25. Eva Bartok

Actress | 6 donne per l'assassino

Eva Bartok was both a beautiful lady and a talented actor whose roots were in classical theater. Her first and only film in Hungary, Mezei próféta (1947) ("Prophet of the Fields"), was banned by communist censorship. Actually her life up to that point had been marked by confusion and ...

26. Adolph Zukor

Shanghai Express

Adolph Zukor's success began with penny arcades, offering moving peepshows that evolved into nickelodeon theaters that offered longer, larger moving pictures. On July 12, 1912, he premiered the first feature-length film, Les amours de la reine Élisabeth (1912), featuring French actress Sarah...

27. Tony Curtis

Actor | Some Like It Hot

Tony Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz, the eldest of three children of Helen (Klein) and Emanuel Schwartz, Jewish immigrants from Hungary. Curtis himself admits that while he had almost no formal education, he was a student of the "school of hard knocks" and learned from a young age that the only ...

28. André De Toth

Writer | The Gunfighter

Although he obtained a law degree from the Royal Hungarian University, Andre De Toth decided to become an actor, and spent several years on the stage. He then entered the Hungarian film industry, obtaining work as a writer, editor, second unit director and actor before finally becoming a director. ...

29. Joe Pasternak

Producer | In the Good Old Summertime

The son of an out-of-work bookkeeper, Pasternak arrived in the U.S. from Hungary in 1921. After working in a belt factory in Philadelphia, he moved to New York where he plucked chickens and worked in a cafeteria. Becoming increasingly infatuated with the film business, it didn't take him long to ...

30. Lajos Koltai

Cinematographer | La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano

Lajos Koltai was born on April 2, 1946 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a cinematographer and director, known for La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano (1998), Malèna (2000) and Fateless (2005). He has been married to Katalin Bordas since 1969.

31. Mickey Hargitay

Actor | Gli amori di Ercole

Mickey Hargitay was born on January 6, 1926 in Budapest, Hungary as Miklós Hargitay. He was an actor, known for The Loves of Hercules (1960), Delirio caldo (1972) and The Wild Wild West (1965). He was married to Ellen Hargitay, Jayne Mansfield and Mary Birge. He died on September 14, 2006 in Los ...

32. Mariska Hargitay

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Mariska (Ma-rish-ka) Magdolna Hargitay was born on January 23, 1964, in Santa Monica, California. Her parents are Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield. She is the youngest of their three children. In June 1967, Mariska and her brothers Zoltan and Mickey Jr. were in the back seat of a car when it was...

33. Eva Gabor

Actress | The Rescuers

Eva Gabor was born on February 11, 1919 in Budapest, Hungary, to Jolie Gabor (née Janka Tilleman) and Vilmos Gabor (born Farkas Miklós Grün), a soldier. Her older siblings were Magda Gabor, an actress, and Zsa Zsa Gabor, an actress and socialite. Her parents were both from Jewish families. She went...

34. Johnny Weissmuller

Actor | Tarzan the Ape Man

Johnny Weissmuller was born as Peter Johann Weißmüller in Freidorf, today a district of the city of Timisoara in Romania, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Weissmuller would later claim to have been born in Windber, Pennsylvania, probably to ensure his eligibility to compete as part of ...

35. Jerry Seinfeld

Writer | Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Betty (Hesney) and Kalman Seinfeld. His father was of Hungarian Jewish descent, while Jerry's maternal grandparents, Salha and Selim Hosni, were Syrian Jewish immigrants (from Aleppo). He moved with his family, including sister Carolyn, to ...

36. Drew Barrymore

Producer | Never Been Kissed

Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation.

Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to ...

37. Joe Namath

Actor | C.C. & Company

The son of a steel worker from Beaver Falls, Pa., Joseph William Namath (Joe Willie) came from the rich football tradition that is in Pennsylvania. After starring for Paul 'Bear' Bryant's Alabama Crimson Tide teams in the 1960s, Namath was drafted by both the National Football League's (NFL) St. ...

38. Vincent Korda

Art_director | The Longest Day

Hungarian born Vincent Korda came to Britain in the 1930s with his brothers Alexander Korda and Zoltan Korda. Vincent became a distinguished Art Director and Production Designer. Among his best works are Things to Come (1936), The Thief of Bagdad (1940) and The Longest Day (1962).

39. Rachel Weisz

Actress | The Constant Gardener

Rachel Hannah Weisz was born on 7 March, 1970, in London, U.K., to Edith Ruth (Teich), a psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, an inventor. Her parents both came to England around 1938. Her father is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and her mother, from Vienna, is of Italian and Austrian Jewish heritage. ...

40. Tibor Takács

Director | Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Tibor Takács was born on September 11, 1954 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a director and writer, known for Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996), My Babysitter's a Vampire (2011) and The Gate (1987).

41. Pál Jávor

Actor | Marika

Pál Jávor was born on January 31, 1902 in Arad, Austria-Hungary as Pál Jermann. He was an actor, known for Marika (1938), A csúnya lány (1935) and Halálos tavasz (1939). He was married to Olga Landesmann. He died on August 14, 1959 in Budapest, Hungary.

42. Erika Marozsán

Actress | Hercules

Hungarian beauty Erika Marozsán was born in Újfehértó, a small town in the Eastern part of the country, on 3 August 1972. She had her first appearance in the successful Hungarian movie "Béketárgyalás, avagy az évszázad csütörtökig tart" and has played primarily in Hungarian movies so far. She has ...

43. Andrew Marton

Assistant_director | Ben-Hur

Budapest-born Endre Marton began in the film industry as an editor and assistant director with Vita and Sascha Films in Vienna. Following a brief sojourn in Hollywood with Ernst Lubitsch in 1923, he returned to Germany, having being signed as chief editor by the Tobis company. He made his ...

44. Vilma Bánky

Actress | The Son of the Sheik

Vilma Bánky appeared in Hungarian, Austrian and French movies between 1920 and 1925, the year in which Samuel Goldwyn signed her, in Budapest, to a Hollywood contract. In Hollywood she was billed as the "The Hungarian Rhapsody". In the mid and late 1920s she was Goldwyn's biggest money maker, ...

45. Baroness Emmuska Orczy

Writer | The Scarlet Pimpernel

The name Orczy is pronounced Ort-zee.

46. 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, Carousel (1956) 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.

47. Melchior Lengyel

Writer | Ninotchka

Born Lebovics Menyhért, Lengyel started out as a correspondent for Hungarian newspapers in Switzerland and became a well-known journalist, author, and critic in Germany and Austria where he published numerous plays and established friendships with Ernst Lubitsch and other German theater greats with...

48. Miklós László

Writer | You've Got Mail

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

49. 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 director, 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 ...

50. 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, ...

51. Jamie Lee Curtis

Actress | True Lies

Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of legendary actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis. She got her big break at acting in 1978 when she won the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween (1978). After that, she became famous for roles in movies like Trading...

52. Ernö Metzner

Art_director | Rivalen im Weltrekord

Hungarian-born art director, a student at the Budapest Academy of Fine Arts. Affiliated with the films of director G.W. Pabst in Germany during the 1920's, he was noted for his realistic sets for Westfront 1918 (1930) and Kameradschaft (1931). Forced to leave Germany, because of his Jewish origins,...

53. Sándor Kállay

Actor | Madame Butterfly

Sándor Kállay was born in Russia. He is an actor, known for Madame Butterfly (1932).

54. Andrew G. Vajna

Producer | Evita

Andy Vajna was born in Budapest. In 1956 at the age of 12, he fled from Hungary and with the support of Red Cross he made his way alone to Canada. Vajna launched his career in the entertainment industry with his purchase of motion picture theaters in the Far East. He founded Panasia Films Limited ...

55. Violetta Ferrari

Actress | Konrad oder Das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse

Violetta Ferrari was born on April 25, 1930 in Hódmezõvásárhely, Hungary. She was an actress, known for Konrad oder Das Kind aus der Konservenbüchse (1983), Lass mich am Sonntag nicht allein (1959) and Johnny Belinda (1961). She was married to Lajos Básti. She died on January 23, 2014 in ...

56. 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. ...

57. Gábor Vaszary

Writer | Mámi

Brother of the actress Piroska Vaszary and the writer Johann von Vásáry.

58. William Fox

Producer | 7th Heaven

Starting at the age 8 he had a series of jobs before starting his own business in 1900, which was sold to buy a Brooklyn nickelodeon in 1904. As the new owner with an empty house, Fox hired a coin manipulator and a barker to attract patrons into the dark 146-seat theatre. Once audiences adequately ...

59. George Pal

Producer | The War of the Worlds

George Pal was born on February 1, 1908, in Cegled, Austria-Hungary. Later, when he was still a child, his stage-entertainer parents divorced, and he was raised by his grandparents.

In 1928, Pal graduated from the Budapest Academy of Arts with a degree in Architecture and highly developed drawing ...

60. Elemér Ragályi

Cinematographer | Simindis kundzuli

Elemér Ragályi was born on April 18, 1939 in Rákosliget, Hungary. He is a cinematographer and actor, known for Simindis kundzuli (2014), Fekete fehér (2006) and Deliver Us from Evil (1979).

61. Ildiko Ferenczi

Actress | Smallville

Ildiko Ferenczi is an actress and producer, known for Smallville (2001), Painkiller Jane (2007) and Blood Ties (2007).

62. Emeric Pressburger

Writer | One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

Educated at the Universities of Prague and Stuttgart, Emeric Pressburger worked as a journalist in Hungary and Germany and an author and scriptwriter in Berlin and Paris. He was a Hungarian Jew, chased around Europe (he worked on films for UFA in Berlin and Paris) before World War II, finally ...

63. Dorka Gryllus

Actress | Soul Kitchen

Dorka Gryllus was born on December 26, 1972 in Budapest, Hungary. She is an actress, known for Soul Kitchen (2009), Der Kameramörder (2010) and Weekend (2015). She has been married to Péter Geszti since July 2001.

64. Louis C.K.

Writer | Louie

Louis C.K. was born on September 12, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Louis Szekely. He is a writer and producer, known for Louie (2010), American Hustle (2013) and Horace and Pete (2016). He was previously married to Alix Bailey.

65. Amerigo Tot

Actor | The Godfather: Part II

Amerigo Tot was born on September 27, 1909 in Fehérvárcsurgó, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for The Godfather: Part II (1974), Satyricon (1969) and Pulp (1972). He died on December 13, 1984 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

66. Andrea Osvárt

Actress | Enas allos kosmos

Andrea was born in Budapest in 1979. She had lived in the countryside of Hungary until 1996 when she won the second place of the national "Look of the Year Competition" which drove her to move to Budapest. After an excellent graduation in an Italian and Hungarian bilingual high school, she spent ...

67. John Kemeny

Producer | The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

John Kemeny was born on April 17, 1925 in Budapest, Hungary. He was a producer and editor, known for The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974), The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar (1969) and The Gate (1987). He was married to Margaret. He died on November 23, 2012 in Sedona, Arizona, ...

68. Debra Winger

Actress | Terms of Endearment

Mary Debra Winger was born May 16, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ruth (Felder), an officer manager, and Robert Jack Winger, a meat packer. She is from a Jewish family (originally from Austria-Hungary and the Russian Empire). Her maternal grandparents called her Mary, while her parents called her ...

69. Kathleen Gati

Actress | Arrow

Emmy Nominated for Outstanding Actress (2016), and winner of seven Best Actress awards, a Best Supporting Actress Award and a Best Actress Nominee, Kathleen Gati is recurring on Arrow (CW) and on General Hospital (ABC). She was born and raised in Canada by Hungarian immigrants and was brought up in...

70. Ludwig Donath

Actor | Torn Curtain

Ludwig Donath was born on March 6, 1900 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for Torn Curtain (1966), The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler (1943) and Cigarette Girl (1947). He was married to Jean Montrose and Maria Josefa Camsky. He died on September 29, 1967 in New York City, New York, ...

71. Jean Badal

Cinematographer | Éducation sentimentale

Jean Badal was born on March 7, 1927 in Budapest, Hungary as Janos Badal. He is known for his work on Éducation sentimentale (1962), What's New Pussycat (1965) and Ballad for a Hoodlum (1963). He died on October 9, 2015 in Hungary.

72. Hubert Wells

Actor | Dracula

Hubert Wells is known for his work on Dracula (1992), The Phantom (1996) and The Ghost and the Darkness (1996).

73. Stephen Vizinczey

Writer | In Praise of Older Women

Stephen Vizinczey was born on May 12, 1933 in Kálóz, Hungary as István Vizinczey. He is a writer, known for In Praise of Older Women (1978), In Praise of Older Women (1997) and Four Religions (1960). He is married to Gloria Fisher.

74. Larry Csonka

Actor | The Six Million Dollar Man

Larry Csonka was born on December 25, 1946 in Stow, Ohio, USA as Lawrence Richard Csonka. He is an actor, known for The Six Million Dollar Man (1974), Ballers (2015) and Snake Eater (1989). He was previously married to Pamela.

75. Joe Bugner

Actor | Street Fighter

Joe Bugner was born on March 13, 1950 in Szoreg, Hungary as József Kreul Bugner. He is an actor, known for Street Fighter (1994), I'm for the Hippopotamus (1979) and Uno sceriffo extraterrestre... poco extra e molto terrestre (1979). He has been married to Marlene Bugner since November 15, 1978. He...

76. Mártha Eggerth

Actress | Das Hofkonzert

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 ...

77. Ladislas Farago

Writer | Tora! Tora! Tora!

Ladislas Farago was born on September 21, 1906 in Csurgo, Hungary. He is known for his work on Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Patton (1970) and The Man Called X (1956). He was married to Liesel Mroz. He died on October 15, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA.

78. Ladislas Farago

Writer | Tora! Tora! Tora!

Ladislas Farago was born on September 21, 1906 in Csurgo, Hungary. He is known for his work on Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), Patton (1970) and The Man Called X (1956). He was married to Liesel Mroz. He died on October 15, 1980 in New York City, New York, USA.

80. Lya De Putti

Actress | Manon Lescaut

The daughter of a Hungarian baron and countess, Lya De Putti went on to perform classical ballet in Berlin, Germany, after a brief stint in Hungarian vaudeville. She later made several films at the German UFA studios, most notably Variety (1925), before going to Hollywood in 1926. While in America ...

81. Stephen Vizinczey

Writer | In Praise of Older Women

Stephen Vizinczey was born on May 12, 1933 in Kálóz, Hungary as István Vizinczey. He is a writer, known for In Praise of Older Women (1978), In Praise of Older Women (1997) and Four Religions (1960). He is married to Gloria Fisher.

82. Ivan Tors

Writer | In the Good Old Summertime

Ivan Tors was born on June 12, 1916 in Budapest, Hungary as Ivan Lawrence Tors. He was a producer and production manager, known for In the Good Old Summertime (1949), Science Fiction Theatre (1955) and Gog (1954). He was married to Adrienne Ralston Fox (Diana Bennett Wanger) and Constance Dowling. ...