Lajos Bíró biography

Lajos Bíró

Playwright, Film story contributor

1880 – 1948

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Who was Lajos Bíró?

Lajos Bíró was a Hungarian novelist, playwright, and screenwriter who wrote many films from the early 1920s through the late 1940s. He was born in Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary and eventually moved to the United Kingdom where he worked as a scenario chief for London Film Productions run by Alexander Korda. He died in London on 9 September 1948 of a heart attack. He is buried in Hampstead Cemetery.

In 1929, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Writing for The Last Command, but lost to Ben Hecht for Underworld, the only other nomination in this category.

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Born
Aug 22, 1880
Oradea
Also known as
  • Lajos Biro
  • Lajos Blau
  • Ludwig Biro
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • Austria-Hungary
Profession
Died
Sep 9, 1948
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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