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Charles Vidor

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Also Known As: Died: June 5, 1959
Born: July 27, 1900 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Budapest, HU Profession: Director ...
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Served as infantry lieutenant during WWI
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Worked as assistant cutter and assitant director at UFA studios, Berlin, in early 1920s
1924:
Moved to USA; sang with English Grand opera company; worked in Broadway chorus and as longshoreman
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Moved to Hollywood; worked as assistant to Alexander Korda; worked as assistant director, editor and scriptwriter in late 1920s
1931:
Directed first independent short, "The Bridge"
1932:
Joined MGM; directed first feature, "The Mask of Fu Manchu" (uncredited; co-directed with Charles Brabin)
1933:
Directed first solo feature, "Sensation Hunters"
1939:
Joined Columbia Pictures
1949:
Quit Columbia after dispute with Harry Cohn; settled breach-of-contract suit out of court; returned to MGM
1956:
Formed Aurora Productions
1959:
Suffered heart attack in Vienna while filming "Magic Flame" (completed by George Cukor as "Song Without End")

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