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. 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 The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950). She was married to Tibor Heltai, George Sanders, Tony Gallucci, Sidney R. Warren, William ...

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. 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 ...

5. 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. 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 talent 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 ...

7. 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 ...

8. 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 ...

9. 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 ...

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. Miklós Rózsa

Composer | Ben-Hur

A child prodigy, Miklos Rosza 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 ...

12. 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.

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. Jean Image

Director | Pluk, naufragé de l'espace

Jean Image was born on January 26, 1910 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Imre Hajdu. He was a director and producer, known for Pluk, naufragé de l'espace (1979), Moon Madness (1983) and Recréation (1956). He died on October 25, 1989 in Paris, France.

15. Guy Deghy

Actor | Danger Man

Guy Deghy was born on October 11, 1912 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor and writer, known for Secret Agent (1964), March or Die (1977) and Kraft Mystery Theater (1959). He died on February 25, 1992 in London, England.

16. 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 ...

17. 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, ...

18. 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.

19. 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 ...

20. 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 ...

21. Ján Kadár

Director | Obchod na korze

His parents and sister died at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.

22. 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.

23. 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...

24. 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...

25. 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, Tales of Manhattan (1942) and Double Wedding (1937). He was married to Lili Darvas, Sári Fedák and Margit Vészi. He died on April 1, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA.

26. Fred Haggerty

Actor | From Russia with Love

Fred Haggerty was born on July 14, 1918 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. He is known for his work on From Russia with Love (1963), Willow (1988) and An American Werewolf in London (1981). He died in 2002.

27. László Kardos

Director | Sportszerelem

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.

28. 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.

29. Barta Barri

Actor | Pánico en el Transiberiano

Barta Barri was born on August 16, 1911 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Bernabé Barta Barry. He was an actor, known for Horror Express (1972), Dr. Jekyll vs. The Werewolf (1972) and The Boy Who Stole a Million (1960). He was married to Maria Cañete. He died on December 7, 2003 in Madrid, Spain.

30. 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), Camille (1926) and Kísértetek vonata (1933). He was married to Piroska Lázár and Amália Adler. He died on October 18, 1965 in ...

31. Ákos Ráthonyi

Director | Frau Warrens Gewerbe

Ákos Ráthonyi was born on March 26, 1908 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. He was a director and writer, known for Mrs. Warren's Profession (1960), Una volta alla settimana (1942) and La fortuna viene dal cielo (1942). He was married to Klári Tolnay and Irén Pelsöczy. He died on January 6, 1969 in ...

32. Márton Keleti

Director | A tizedes meg a többiek

He learnt directing from Pál Fejös, and László Vajda as an assistant director. In 1937 he made his first film followed by 2 other films in the same year, (A harapós férj, a Viki and Torockói menyasszony). Between 1939 and 1944 he couldn't make films because he was Jewish. After the 2nd WW, he made ...

33. 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 ...

34. 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 ...

35. 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...

36. 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 ...

37. 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...

38. Attila Hörbiger

Actor | Wir sind noch einmal davongekommen

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

39. 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 (1964) and Animal Farm (1954). He was married to Joy Batchelor. He died on January 21, 1995 in London, England.

40. 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), The 400 Million (1939) and From D-Day to Germany (1944). He died on May 25, 1954 in Thai Binh, Vietnam.

41. 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,...

42. 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 ...

43. 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 ...

44. 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, ...

45. Alexander Laszlo

Music Department | Yankee Fakir

Composer, pianist, conductor, producer and inventor educated at the Budapest Academy and a private music student of A. Szeny, A Kovacs, and V. Herzfeld. He was a piano soloist with the Bluthner Orchestra in Berlin in 1915, and gave piano recitals in Europe from 1921 to 1923. He invented the ...

46. Leó Szilárd

Self | Small World

Leó Szilárd was born on February 11, 1898 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. He was married to Gertrud Weiss. He died on May 30, 1964 in La Jolla, California, USA.

47. Gyula Kabos

Actor | Hyppolit a lakáj

Gyula Kabos was born on March 19, 1887 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Gyula Kann. He was an actor, known for Hyppolit, the Butler (1931), Iglói diákok (1935) and Halló Budapest! (1935). He was married to Mária Puhalag. He died on October 6, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA.

48. Tamás Major

Actor | Egri csillagok

Tamás Major was born on January 26, 1910 in Újpest, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor and writer, known for Stars of Eger (1968), Szerelmi álmok - Liszt (1970) and Szabad, mint a madár (1971). He died on April 13, 1986 in Budapest, Hungary.

49. Hilda Gobbi

Actress | Lelki klinika

Hilda Gobbi was born on June 6, 1913 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary. She was an actress, known for Lelki klinika (1941), Elcserélt szerelem (1983) and A pénzcsináló (1964). She died on July 13, 1988 in Budapest, Hungary.

50. Paul Erdös

Self | N Is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös

A child prodigy, Erdos independently discovered the principle of negative numbers around age three. Around the same time, he was able to multiply two three-digit numbers in his head, and amuse visitors with his ability to calculate how many seconds they had been alive. Though he never married or ...


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