Vilma Bánky
Film actress
Vilma Bánky
Vilma Bánky was a Hungarian-born American silent film actress, although the early part of her acting career began in Budapest, spreading to France, Austria, and Germany. Banky was best known for her roles in The Eagle and The Son of the Sheik with Rudolph Valentino and several romantic teamings with Ronald Colman.
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Morning Call Sheet: Apes, Riddick, Superman, 'South Park,' and Walter Mitty - Big Hollywood
Google News - over 5 years
Dir: George Fitzmaurice Cast: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Banky, George Fawcett. BW-69 mins, TV-G. Everyone should see at least one Rudolph Valentino film, if only to attempt a grasp at understanding an actor who was probably the most popular and
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Rudolph Valentino still attracts - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Valentino shines under the direction of George Fitzmaurice, and he had a wonderful onscreen rapport with Vilma Banky. Their love scenes sizzle even for 1926. The film has plenty of dash and action, more than a little romance, and Hollywood Arabian
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Deaths in Central Florida - Orlando Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
VILMA BANKY KANTNER, 82, Orlando, died Wednesday. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Pine Castle Chapel, Orlando. SAMUEL R. PORTER SR., 82, Orlando, died Thursday. Carey Hand Colonial Funeral Home, Orlando. CHRISTOPHER LEE ROSE, 41, Orlando, died Thursday
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Apuntes para una teoría del héroe americano - Sur Digital (Andalucía)
Google News - almost 6 years
Pronto destacó y, así, después de varias películas como extra, la suerte o el azar se aliaron de nuevo con él para sustituir a Harold Goodwin en 'Flor del desierto' (Henry King, 1926), una película protagonizada por Ronald Colman y Vilma Banky,
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La máquina de borrar - Lanacion.com (Argentina)
Google News - almost 6 years
... hermanos Podestá, y en el cine legendario y fundador del primer Hollywood se citaban nombres como los de Pola Negri, Theda Bara o Vilma Banky, que eran absolutamente desconocidos para nosotros, imberbes quinceañeros, que aprendimos e incorporamos
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Critic's Choice: New DVD's
NYTimes - almost 10 years
Gary Cooper Saturday may be John Wayne's 100th birthday, but MGM, undeterred by the media blitz surrounding that centenary, has chosen today to release eight films starring Gary Cooper, Wayne's principal rival for the title of America's favorite western hero. Four (''The Winning of Barbara Worth,'' ''The Real Glory,'' ''The Cowboy and the Lady''
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Vilma Banky, Hollywood Star With Short but Influential Career
NYTimes - about 24 years
Vilma Banky, a Hungarian-born actress who became a major Hollywood star in the 1920's, is dead. Word of her death began appearing in scattered publications this fall, but it went largely unnoticed in the United States until Thursday. In response to a query from The Associated Press, her lawyer, Robert Vossler, said she died on March 18, 1991, in a
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THE MAN WHO WAS HOLLYWOOD
NYTimes - almost 28 years
LEAD: GOLDWYN A Biography. By A. Scott Berg. Illustrated. 579 pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $24.95 GOLDWYN A Biography. By A. Scott Berg. Illustrated. 579 pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $24.95 These days God forbid an independent producer in Beverly Hills should be caught actually strolling down from his dacha on the heights to take his meeting in
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NYTimes - almost 36 years
To the Editor: Reading the article by Grace Glueck was pure nostalgia. The journey from the Budapest-East station through the border town of Kelebia, to Subotica and then to Novi-sad was taken by this reader many times.The stops along her route conjured up happy memories of an uncle in Subotica, loving grandparents in Novi-sad, cousins in Belgrade.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1991
    Age 90
    Vilma Bánky died on March 18, 1991, from cardiopulmonary failure, aged 90, but notice of her death was not made public until the following year.
    More Details Hide Details She was reportedly upset that no one had come to visit her in her last years, and directed her lawyer to make no mention of her death. Her ashes were scattered at sea where her husband's had been consigned. For her contribution to the motion picture industry, Vilma Bánky has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1901
    Age 0
    She was born Vilma Koncsics on January 9, 1901 to János (later John; 1875-1948) and Katalin (née Ulbert) Koncsics (1880-1947) in Nagydorog, Austria-Hungary.
    More Details Hide Details Her father was a bureau chief in Franz Joseph's Austro-Hungarian Empire. Shortly after her birth, her father as a police-segeant was transferred to Budapest, and the family relocated. She had two siblings – an older brother, Gyula (who would later go on to work in Berlin as a writer and cinematographer), and a younger sister, Gisella. After graduation from secondary school, Bánky (as she would later be known) took courses to work as a stenographer, but was offered a role in a film. Acting had been her interest since she was a young girl.
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