Michael Curtiz biography

Michael Curtiz

Film director

1886 – 1962

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Who was Michael Curtiz?

Michael Curtiz was a Hungarian-American film director. He had early credits as Mihály Kertész and Michael Kertész. He directed more than fifty films in Europe and more than one hundred in the United States, many of them cinema classics, including The Adventures of Robin Hood, Captain Blood, Dodge City, The Sea Hawk, The Sea Wolf, Angels with Dirty Faces, Casablanca, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Mildred Pierce, and White Christmas. He thrived in the heyday of the Warner Bros. studio in the 1930s/40s. He was less successful after the 1940s, when he attempted to move from studio direction into production and freelance work, but continued working until shortly before his death.

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Born
Dec 25, 1886
Budapest
Also known as
  • Kertész Kaminer Manó
  • Michael Kertész
  • Manó Kaminer Kertész
  • Kertesz, Mihaly
  • Curtiz
  • Michael Kertecz
  • Manó Kertész Kaminer
  • Mihály Kertész
  • Kertész Mihály
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
  • Hungarian people
Nationality
  • Austria-Hungary
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Apr 10, 1962
Hollywood
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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