Éva Szörényi

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The native form of this personal name is Szörényi Éva. This article uses the Western name order.

Éva Szörényi (May 26, 1917 – December 1, 2009)[1] was a Kossuth Prize-winning actress of the Hungarian National Theatre. Her acting career started in the early 1930s playing leading roles in over 20 motion pictures, a result of which she quickly became famous and beloved by the Hungarian people. Her voice was also heard frequently on the radio.

When the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 broke out, Szörényi actively participated in the events.[citation needed] After the November 4, 1956 Soviet invasion of Hungary she left her country with her family to escape communist persecution and settled with her husband, István Örményi, and three sons, István, Tamás and Gábor, in Los Angeles.

In exile, Szörényi played an active role in the World Federation of Hungarian Freedom Fighters (WFHFF). She vowed not to visit Hungary until the last occupying Soviet soldier had left Hungary. When that happened, she returned to Hungary for the first time in 1991.[citation needed]

Since 1957, Szörényi has organized fund-raising events for WFHFF in the form of literary evenings, such as regular Széchenyi Tea parties and others.[citation needed] An active member of the Hungarian Freedom Fighters, she became the president of the Remember Hungary 1956 committee to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the revolution.

Éva Szörényi won awards from the Presidents of Hungary Árpád Göncz, Ferenc Mádl and László Sólyom.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

List of motion pictures[edit]

  • Erkel - 1952
  • Könnyű múzsa - 1947
  • Sarga Rozsa - 1941
  • Nagymama - 1935
  • Halalos tavasz - 1939
  • Madach - 1944
  • A Tanítónö - 1945
  • Aranyora - 1946
  • Uri muri - 1950
  • Maria nover - 1937
  • Egy lany elindul - 1937
  • Puszta princess - 1939
  • Tavaszi szonata - 1942
  • Baratsagos arcot kerek - 1936
  • Szeptember vegen - 1942
  • Szivet szivert - ?
  • A Noszty fiu esete Toth Marival - 1938
  • Benedekhaz - 1944
  • Fuszer es csemege - 1940
  • Elkesett level - 1941
  • Leanyvari boszorkany - 1938
  • Jelmezbal - 1942

Archive footage[edit]

  • A Jávor - 1987

References[edit]