Michael Curtiz

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1886 - 1962

Michael Curtiz  Hungarian Director


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Michael Curtiz passed away on 10th Apr 1962 aged 75.


Michael Curtiz was previously married to Bess Meredyth (1929 - 1961), Lili Damita (1925 - 1926) and Lucy Doraine (1918 - 1923).

He was in a relationship with Mae Madison.

Michael Curtiz had an encounter with Bella Darvi.


Hungarian Director Michael Curtiz was born Manó Kertész Kaminer on 24th December, 1886 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary) and passed away on 10th Apr 1962 Hollywood, California aged 75. He is most remembered for Oscar winning director of Casablanca. 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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Married3 33 years, 3 months 14 years, 9 months 2 years
Dating1 - - -
Encounter1 - - -
Total5 33 years, 3 months 8 years, 3 months 2 years


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
Mae Madison90 VirgoActress
Bella Darvi42 ScorpioActress


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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