Here are 5 famous actors from Hungary were born in 1908:
George Pal (February 1, 1908 Cegléd-May 2, 1980 Los Angeles) also known as György Pál Marczincsák or Julius György Marczincsak was a Hungarian animator, film director, film producer, cinematographer, screenwriter, film editor and actor. He had two children, Peter Marczincsák and David Marczincsák.
Pal began his career as an animator in Hungary, but moved to the United States in 1940 to escape the growing threat of World War II. He quickly established himself as a leader in the field of stop-motion animation, creating a number of iconic shorts and feature-length films, including "Tulips Shall Grow" and "The Puppetoon Movie."
Pal's most famous work, however, was his series of sci-fi films, including "Destination Moon" and "War of the Worlds." These films were groundbreaking in their use of special effects and helped to establish the modern blockbuster as we know it today.
In addition to his work in animation and filmmaking, Pal was also a collector of rare books and artifacts, including a number of items related to the history of science and technology. He donated many of these items to museums and universities, and his collections are still studied and admired today.
Despite suffering from health problems in his later years, Pal continued to work in the film industry until his death in 1980, leaving behind a legacy of innovation, creativity, and groundbreaking artistry.
Peter von Zerneck (June 17, 1908 Budapest-June 10, 1992 Toluca Lake) also known as Peter Von Zerneck was a Hungarian actor. He had one child, Frank von Zerneck.
Peter von Zerneck began his career in the Hungarian theatre before eventually moving to the United States in the 1930s. He quickly began working in Hollywood and appeared in over 60 films in his career. Some of his best-known films include "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" (1944), "The Razor's Edge" (1946), and "An American in Paris" (1951). In addition to his work in film, von Zerneck also appeared in numerous television shows, including "Perry Mason," "The Twilight Zone," and "The Wild Wild West." He continued to act in both film and television until his retirement in the 1970s.
László Szilassy (February 13, 1908 Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County-March 30, 1972 São Paulo) also known as László Szabó was a Hungarian actor.
He started his career at the Hungarian Theatre in Cluj-Napoca and eventually made his way to Budapest where he became a member of the National Theatre. Throughout his career, he appeared in numerous films and stage productions, earning critical acclaim for his performances. However, his acting career was interrupted by World War II, during which he was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp. After the war, he emigrated to Brazil where he continued his acting career in the theater and in films. He was known for his versatility as an actor, and was able to convincingly portray a wide range of characters. Despite the success he achieved in Brazil, he remained a proud Hungarian throughout his life and continued to speak the language fluently. At the time of his death, he was considered one of the most respected actors in Brazil.
József Juhász (July 4, 1908 Kemecse-June 23, 1974 Toronto) was a Hungarian actor.
He was known for his versatile acting skills and appeared in over 80 films throughout his career. Juhász began his acting career in theaters in the 1930s, and later transitioned to film, making his debut in the 1940 film "Három ördög". He quickly became a prominent actor in Hungarian cinema, appearing in notable films such as "The Boys of Paul Street" (1945), "The Stars of Eger" (1968) and "The Pendragon Legend" (1974).
In addition to his acting career, Juhász was also an accomplished athlete, particularly in fencing. He was a member of the Hungarian fencing team at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. After the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, Juhász fled to Canada, where he continued his acting career and became a prominent member of the Hungarian-Canadian community. He passed away in Toronto in 1974.
Kamill Feleki (August 21, 1908 Törökbálint-October 18, 1993 Budapest) also known as Kamill Feleky, Camillo Feleky or Feleky Kamill was a Hungarian actor, choreographer and dancer.
He began his career in the 1930s in the State Opera Ballet of Budapest and later joined the National Theatre of Hungary as a soloist. Feleki became known for his innovative choreography and was considered one of the pioneers of modern dance in Hungary.
During World War II, Feleki was forced to perform for German troops and was held captive in a concentration camp, but he managed to escape and hide until the end of the war. He later resumed his career and became a prominent figure in Hungarian theatre and film.
Feleki was a prolific actor, appearing in over 90 films, and also worked as a choreographer for many productions. He received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including the Kossuth Prize, Hungary's highest artistic honor.
Outside of his career, Feleki was known for his activism and support of human rights. He was a member of the Hungarian Anti-Fascist Committee and supported the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.