List of Hungarian Americans

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This is a list of notable Hungarian Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

Many Hungarians went to the United States during the Second World War and after the Soviet invasion in 1956 during Operation Safe Haven.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Hungarian American or must have references showing they are Hungarian American and are notable.


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  1. ^ [1] "Born Donald James Yarmy. Brother, Dick Yarmy, was also an actor. Cousin was Robert Karvelas, who played 'Larrabee' on "Get Smart."
  2. ^ [2] [3] "Prior to Vilma Banky’s birth, her father, a highly esteemed bureau chief for the Franz Josef Austro-Hungarian Empire, had moved the family to the small town of Nagydorog, a suburb of Budapest, in Hungary. Vilma Konsics Bánky was born there on January 9, 1902..."
  3. ^ , her mother is a Hungarian immigrant.[4] "She is half Hungarian on her mother's side" [5] "Drews Mother - Jaid Barrymore (nee Ildiko Jaid Mako) [was] Born on 8 May 1946 in Brannenburg, West Germany in a camp for displaced persons. Jaids parents (Drew's grandparents) were Hungarian."
  4. ^ [6] "I’m a Hungarian Jew. My grandmother, God rest her soul, was a Hungarian Jew. I am my grandmother now."
  5. ^ [7] [8] "Born Bernard Schwartz in 1925 to Jewish-Hungarian parents, Curtis grew up in New York’s matinee movie-palaces..."
  6. ^ [9] "Bill Dana who created the funny talking Hispanic character was actually a Hungarian Jew born 1924 in Quincy, Massachusetts."
  7. ^ Rodney Dangerfield: A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty of Sex and Drugs by Rodney Dangerfield "The whole family had come to America from Hungary when my mother was four. My mother's father--my grandfather--was almost never referred to in that house. Rumor has it he's still in Hungary--and still drinking."
  8. ^ [10] [11][dead link] "Eva Gabor was born in Budapest, Hungary on February 11, 1926..."
  9. ^ [12] "Zsa Zsa Gabor born, Budapest Hungary. Though some sources say 1918, 1919, or 1920. 1936 Elected Miss Hungary."
  10. ^ [13] "Played Larrabee on "Get Smart."
  11. ^ [14] "Hungarian-born motion picture actor..."
  12. ^ [15] "Younger brother of Don Adams. Ex-brother-in-law of Judy Luciano and Dorothy Bracken. Uncle of Cecily Adams and Stacey Adams. Father of Claudia Yarmy. Cousin of Robert Karvelas."
  13. ^ Antal - [16] "A Hungarian-American's splashy debut..."
  14. ^ [17] [18] "George Dewey Cukor was born in New York City on July 14, 1899, to a Hungarian Jewish immigrant couple..."
  15. ^ a b The Hungary Page - More Famous Hungarians
  16. ^ [19] "Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in France in 1959, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian uprising."
  17. ^ [20] [21] "A Justice Department investigation reveals that Eszterhas' father, a Hungarian who immigrated to the United States, wrote anti-Semitic propaganda in his home country during World War II."
  18. ^ László Marton
  19. ^ Prager, Joshua (August 14, 2011). "For Branca, an Asterisk of a Different Kind". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-08-15. 
  20. ^ The Hungary Page - More Famous Hungarians
  21. ^ [22][dead link] [23] "Known for his best-selling military histories, Ladislas Farago also wrote a witty tribute to his homeland, Strictly from Hungary."
  22. ^ Sneddon, Steve (2005-02-08). "NBA a realistic goal for Fazekas". *Kirk FerentzAmerican football coach (current: University of Iowa) Reno Gazette-Journal. Retrieved 2007-06-29. [dead link] "Nick’s grandfather, Albert Fazekas, who lives in the Denver area, has that fire in his heart. He was a freedom fighter in the Hungarian Revolution in 1956."
  23. ^ [24] [25] "Born in Budapest, Hungary in January 1926 to parents who were in show business in Europe, Miklos "Mickey" Hargitay came to the US in the early 1950s."
  24. ^ [26] [27] "Howard's Hungarian-born mother was the prime mover in getting an early diagnosis."
  25. ^ [28] "The southpaw's nickname, The Mad Hungarian, came from his nationality, Fu Manchu mustache and long hair, and angry stomping to the back of the mound to psych himself up."
  26. ^ [29] [30] "He is of Hungarian descent; his father László fled Hungary in the wake of the failed 1956 Hungarian Revolution and emigrated to the United States."
  27. ^ [31] [32] "The son of a Hungarian immigrant, Namath left the steel country of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania..."
  28. ^ NEWS FROM VOJVODINA, SERBIA from the American Hungarian Federation - Founded 1906
  29. ^ [33] [34] "He was born on January 4, 1930 in Grand River, Ohio, the fourth of Hungarian immigrants Dan and Mary Shula's seven children."
  30. ^ [35] [36] "Victor Szebehely was one of a truly remarkable group of immigrants who came to the United States from Hungary as a result of the upheavals caused by the Second World War in Europe."
  31. ^ Winkler, Allan. Life Under a Cloud, Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1999, p.11
  32. ^ Winkler, Allan. Life Under a Cloud, Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1999, p.68
  33. ^ [37]"Von Neumann was a child prodigy, born into a banking family is Budapest, Hungary".
  34. ^ [38] "Author and journalist Kati Marton was born in Hungary and has spent two decades writing and reporting from the United States, Europe and the Far East."
  35. ^ [39] [40] "Joseph Pulitzer was born in Makó, Hungary, as the eldest son of Hungarian Jews."
  36. ^ Stefanova-Peteva, K. (1993) Who Calls the Shots on the New York Stages?, 26.
  37. ^ Fender Artist:Bob Babbitt
  38. ^ Keith Jarrett: The Man and His Music - Ian Carr - Google Books
  39. ^ [41] "A Hungarian-American conductor, Eugene Ormandy was born on November 18, 1899, in Budapest, Hungary. He graduated from the Budapest Royal Academy, where he studied violin with Jenö Hubay, an eminent Hungarian violinist."
  40. ^ [42] [43] "Tommy Ramone was born Thomas Erdelyi In Budapest, Hungary but grew up in Queens one of the boroughs of New York City."
  41. ^ The Miklós Rózsa Society Website
  42. ^ visa application cheap flight hungary at hungaryemb.org
  43. ^ [44] [45] "His Hungarian father and Irish-Italian mother did not provide the lineage considered desirable in those days."
  44. ^ One and Four » Blog Archive » A Nation of Immigrants - My Great-Grandmother
  45. ^ Modern American Patriot: Eugene Lang