Michael Curtiz

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1886 - 1962

Michael Curtiz  Hungarian Director


Michael Curtiz passed away on 10th Apr 1962 aged 75. His last relationship was when Michael Curtiz and Bess Meredyth were married for 31 years before Michael Curtiz died aged 75.


Michael Curtiz was previously married to Bess Meredyth (1928 - 1961), Lili Damita (1924 - 1926) and Lucy Doraine (1917 - 1923).

He was also in relationships with Mae Madison and Bella Darvi ( - present).


Michael Curtiz is a 75 year old Hungarian Director. Born Manó Kertész Kaminer on 24th December, 1886 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary), he is famous for Oscar winning director of Casablanca in a career that spans 1912–61. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Michael Curtiz is a member of the following lists: Best Directing Academy Award winners, Hungarian emigrants to Austria and Austrian emigrants to the United States.


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Confirmed Relationships5
Longest Relationship33 yrs, 3 mths
Shortest Relationship2 yrs
Average Relationship Length8 yrs, 3 mths
First Name Michael
Last Name Curtiz
Full Name at Birth Manó Kertész Kaminer
Age 75 (age at death) years
Birthday 24th December, 1886
Birthplace Budapest, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary)
Died 10th April, 1962
Place of Death Hollywood, California
Cause of Death Cancer
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Build Average
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality Hungarian
University Markoszy University, Royal Academy of Theater and Art, Budapest
Occupation Text Director
Occupation Director
Claim to Fame Oscar winning director of Casablanca
Year(s) Active 1912–61

Michael Curtiz (born Manó Kaminer, December 24, 1886 –
April 10, 1962) was a Hungarian American film director. He had early credits as Mihály Kertész and Michael Kertész. He directed more than 50 films in Europe and more than 100 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 (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director), Yankee Doodle Dandy, Mildred Pierce, and White Christmas.

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Michael Curtiz75 CapricornDirector
Bess Meredyth79 AquariusScreenwriter
Lili Damita89 CancerActress
Lucy Doraine91 GeminiActress
Bella Darvi42 ScorpioActress
Mae Madison90 VirgoActress


It's a Great Feeling1949Michael Curtiz (uncredited)Movie
The Medic1916Movie
One Who Is Loved by Two1915Movie
Az éjszaka rabja1914Movie
Atlantis1913Hans Fuellenberg - Friedrich's college pal (as Mihály Kertész)Movie
Ma és holnap1912Arisztid (as Kertész Mihály)Movie




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