Michael (Kaminer) Curtiz

Manó Kertész (Kaminer) Curtiz (1886 - 1962)

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Manó Kertész (Michael) Curtiz formerly Kaminer
Born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary]map
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
Husband of — married (to ) [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Jan 2016
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Biography

  • Hungarian-born Michael Curtiz was a highly successful Hollywood film director. He won an Oscar for directing Casablanca. Other well-known films he directed were: White Christmas, Mildred Pierce and Yankee Doodle Dandy.
  • In 1905, he changed his name to Mihály Kertész, with the intention of appearing more Hungarian and less Jewish
  • Came to the US in 1926, Anglicizing his name to Michael Curtiz
  • Lost family members who perished at Auschwitz

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Headstone of Michael Cortiz
Headstone of Michael Cortiz

Michael Curtiz Image 2
Michael Curtiz Image 2

Rosalind Russell and Director Michael Curtiz on the set of
Rosalind Russell and Director Michael Curtiz on the set of

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