Steven Geray

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Steven Geray
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Born Istvàn Gyergyay
(1904-11-10)10 November 1904
Ungvár, Austria-Hungary, now Uzhgorod, Ukraine
Died 26 December 1973(1973-12-26) (aged 69)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality Hungarian
Years active 1929-1966
Spouse(s) Magda Kun

Steven Geray, born Istvan Gyergyay (10 November 1904 – 26 December 1973) was a film actor who appeared in over 100 films and dozens of television programs. Geray appeared in Spellbound (1945), Gilda (1946), In a Lonely Place (1950), All About Eve (1950), Call Me Madam (1953) and To Catch a Thief (1955).

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He was born in Ungvár, Austria-Hungary (now called Uzhgorod, Ukraine) and educated at the University of Budapest. He made his first stage appearance at the Hungarian National Theater under his real name and after nearly four years he made his London Stage debut (as Steven Geray) in 1934, appearing in Happy Week-End! and began appearing in English-speaking films in 1935 and moved to Hollywood in 1941.

Geray was cast as the lead in a low-budget film noir So Dark the Night (1946). Even with its limited budget, it received great critical reviews and enabled its director Joseph H. Lewis to later direct A-pictures. Geray continued to work on television and in films into the 1960s. Among them was a guest appearance on Perry Mason in 1962 as extortionist and murder victim Franz Moray in "The Case of the Stand-in Sister."

Steven Geray spent some time in the late-1960s in Estes Park, Colorado, where he directed local theater (The Fantasticks). He owned and ran a bar in Estes Park from 1969 to 1970.

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