László Görög (September 30, 1903 –July 24, 1997 ) was a Hungarian-born American screenwriter.
László Görög was born in Austria-Hungary. His mother's maiden name was Preisz.He emigrated to the United States in 1939. In 1942, he first worked in Hollywood as a screenwriter on an episode of Julien Duvivier's star-studded anthology film Tales of Manhattan . Before 1946, he had occasional jobs on feature films with various production companies. In 1945, he co-wrote The Affairs of Susan , for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Story. From 1953 he worked frequently as a screenwriter, now mainly for the American television. In 1963 he retired from show business. He was married to his wife Helen until his death at the age of 93 years in Los Angeles.
Görög's stepgrandson is American comedian Adam Carolla.
Peter Lorre was a Hungarian-American actor. Lorre began his stage career in Vienna before moving to Germany where he worked first on the stage, then in film in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Lorre caused an international sensation in the German film M (1931), directed by Fritz Lang, in which he portrayed a serial killer who preys on little girls.
László Moholy-Nagy was a Hungarian painter and photographer as well as a professor in the Bauhaus school. He was highly influenced by constructivism and a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts. The art critic Peter Schjeldahl called him "relentlessly experimental" because of his pioneering work in painting, drawing, photography, collage, sculpture, film, theater, and writing.
Frank Tashlin, also known as Tish Tash and Frank Tash, was an American animator, cartoonist, children's writer, illustrator, screenwriter, and film director. He was best known for his work on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated shorts for Warner Bros., as well as his work as a director of live-action comedy movies.
László Rajk was a Hungarian Communist politician, who served as Minister of Interior and Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was an important organizer of the Hungarian Communists' power, but he eventually fell victim to Mátyás Rákosi's show trials.
László Benedek was a Hungarian-born film director and cinematographer, most notable for directing The Wild One (1953).
Sally Benson was an American author of short stories and screenwriter. She is best known for her humorous tales of modern youth collected in Junior Miss and her semi-autobiographical stories collected in Meet Me in St. Louis.
Gyula Illyés was a Hungarian poet and novelist. He was one of the so-called népi writers, named so because they aimed to show – propelled by strong sociological interest and left-wing convictions – the disadvantageous conditions of their native land.
Robert Riskin was an American Academy Award-winning screenwriter and playwright, best known for his collaborations with director-producer Frank Capra.
Donald Ogden Stewart was an American author and screenwriter, best known for his sophisticated golden era comedies and melodramas, such as The Philadelphia Story, Tarnished Lady and Love Affair. Stewart worked with a number of the great directors of his time, including George Cukor, Michael Curtiz and Ernst Lubitsch. Stewart was also a member of the Algonquin Round Table, and, with Ernest Hemingway's friend Bill Smith, the model for Bill Gorton in The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway. His 1922 parody on etiquette, Perfect Behavior, published by George H Doran and Co, was a favourite book of P. G. Wodehouse.
Rudolph Maté, born Rudolf Mayer, was a Polish-Hungarian-American cinematographer, film director and film producer who worked as cameraman and cinematographer in Hungary, Austria, Germany, France and the United Kingdom, before moving to Hollywood in the mid 1930s.
László is a Hungarian male given name and surname after the King-Knight Saint Ladislaus I of Hungary (1077–1095). It derives from Ladislav, a variant of Vladislav. Other versions are Laslo, Lazlo, Lessl or Laszly. The name has a history of being frequently anglicized as Leslie. It is the most common male name among the whole Hungarian male population since 2003.
Jan Drda was a Czech journalist, politician, playwright, screenwriter and author of modern fairytales. He was the Czech State Prize Laureate in 1949 and 1953, and was a nominated again for the same prize in 1965.
Adele Mara was an American actress, singer, and dancer, who appeared in films during the 1940s and 1950s and on television in the 1950s and 1960s. During the 1940s, the blonde actress was also a popular pinup girl.
Victor Francen was a Belgian-born actor with a long career in French cinema and in Hollywood.
Ladislao Vajda was a Hungarian-Spanish film director who made films in Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Italy and West Germany.
László Németh was a Hungarian dentist, writer, dramatist and essayist. He was born in Nagybánya the son of József Németh (1873–1946) and Vilma Gaál (1879–1957). Over the Christmas of 1925, he married Ella Démusz (1905–1989), the daughter of János Démusz, a keeper of a public house. Between 1926 and 1944 they had six daughters, but two of them died in infancy. In 1959 he visited the Soviet Union. In the last part of his life he lived and worked in Tihany. He died from a stroke on 3 March 1975 in Budapest and was buried in Farkasréti Cemetery, Budapest, where he shares a grave with his wife.
Thomas Monroe was an American screenwriter who was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Story.
Harry Marker was an American Oscar-nominated film editor, who also worked in the television medium. Over the course of his 45-year career, he worked on more than 100 films and television shows. In 1946 he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Film Editing for The Bells of St. Mary's.
Andrew Peter Solt was a Hungarian-born Hollywood screenwriter for film and television. He began his career as a playwright in Budapest. Solt is best known for writing the screenplay for In A Lonely Place (1950), a critically acclaimed film noir directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame. The film is on the Time Magazine "All-TIME 100 Movies" list of greatest films since 1923. In 2007, it was selected for preservation by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."