André de Toth

Film director André de Toth

André de Toth was a Hungarian-American filmmaker, born and raised in Makó, Csongrád, Kingdom of Hungary Austro-Hungarian Empire. He directed the 3-D film House of Wax, despite being unable to see in 3-D himself, having lost an eye at an early age. He is known for his gritty B movies in the western and crime genres.
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15 May 1913

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  • 2002
    Age 88
    On October 27, 2002, de Toth died from an aneurysm.
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  • 1996
    Age 82
    In 1996, he published his memoir, Fragments – Portraits from the Inside (London: Faber and Faber, 1994).
  • 1951
    Age 37
    In 1951 he received an Oscar nomination for Best Writing (with co-writer William Bowers) for the story filmed as The Gunfighter.
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  • 1942
    Age 28
    De Toth went to England, spent several years as an assistant to fellow Hungarian émigré Alexander Korda, and eventually moved to the Los Angeles in 1942.
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  • 1939
    Age 25
    In 1939 he directed five films just before war began in Europe.
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  • 1912
    Age -2
    Born ca. 1912 as Sâsvári Farkasfalvi Tóthfalusi Tóth Endre Antal Mihály, he earned a degree in law from the Royal Hungarian University in the early 1930s.
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