Michael Curtiz's biography
Manó Kertész Kaminer is 76 years old film director born at Budapest. He was born on Friday 24th of December 1886. Michael is often nicknamed as Manó Kertész Kaminer, Michael Curtiz. According to year of birth 1886 Michael belongs to Lost Generation. Birthday on 24th of December means he is Capricorn. These people are stable in nature. As the sign lord is “Saturn”, the person will be judgemental in his approach.He was married 3 times.
He is native hungarian speaker. Michael is white hungarian. Michael is citizen of Hungary. Michael is jewish. His primary profession is to be film director. You can know him also as screenwriter. He is recently known as film producer. Michael received Academy Award for Best Director Casablanca in 1943
Michael Curtiz's family
Michael Curtiz's ex wifes
Michael Curtiz and Lili Damita have been together since 1925 for a year. She is known as actor. His ex wife was born on Sunday 10th of July 1904. His ex wife died on Monday 21st of March 1994. Lili Damita was 108 years old, when this happened.
Michael Curtiz and Lucy Doraine have been together since 1918 for 5 years. She is known as actor. Michael´s ex wife was born on Sunday 22nd of May 1898 in Budapest. His ex wife died on Saturday 14th of October 1989 in Los Angeles. Lucy Doraine was 103 years old, when this happened.
Michael Curtiz and Bess Meredyth have been together since 1929 for 33 years. She is known as screenwriter. His ex wife was born on Wednesday 12th of February 1890 in Buffalo. His ex wife died on Sunday 13th of July 1969. Bess Meredyth was 83 years old, when this happened.
Detailed informations about his schools
He studied university - Markoszy University, Royal Academy of Theater and Art, Budapest.
Michael Curtiz's career
Michael´s main focus is to be film director. Michael is famous thanks to Oscar winning director of Casablanca.
Is Michael Curtiz gay ?
He is known to be straight.
How did Michael Curtiz die
He died on on Tuesday 10th of April 1962 when he was 76 years old at Sherman Oaks. Michael Curtizs death was caused by cancer. It happend like natural causes.
Awards and competitions
Michael Curtiz's Awards
- He received award for Academy Award for Best Director for work Casablanca in 1943
Michael Curtiz's Nominations
- Michael was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director for work Captain Blood in 1935
- He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director for work Angels with Dirty Faces in 1938
- Michael was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director for work Four Daughters in 1938
- Michael was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director for work Yankee Doodle Dandy in 1942
- Michael was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director for work Casablanca in 1942
What Michael Curtiz has done for a first time
- After directing Elvis Presley in King Creole (1958) Curtiz was set to direct Presley's first post-Army film, G.I. Blues (1960) but for unknown reasons the film was eventually directed by Norman Taurog. Hal B. Wallis produced both.
- Although he and Errol Flynn made 12 films together, they despised each other and fought constantly whenever they worked together. Ironically, he was briefly married to Flynn's first wife Lili Damita.
- In 1912 he directed and starred in what was Hungary's first film and by 1925 had made over 60 films in Hungary, Sweden, Germany, France and Austria.
Michael Curtiz's quotes
- [chewing out an assistant for not doing an assigned task] The next time I want an idiot to do this, I'll do it myself! NOTE: This is often wrongly attributed to Samuel Goldwyn).
- [on Randolph Scott] Randy Scott is a complete anachronism. He's a gentleman. And so far he's the only one I've met in this business full of self-promoting sons-of-bitches.
- [on learning that Joan Crawford had been offered the title role in Mildred Pierce (1945)] She comes over here with her high-hat airs and her goddamn shoulder pads. Why should I waste time directing a has-been?
- [on Cary Grant] Some actors squeeze a line to death. Cary tickles it into life.
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Michael Curtiz's height, body shape
Lets describe how Michael Curtiz looks. We will focus on his height, body shape. Michael is tall as 5' 9" (175 cm). Body build is average.