Master Name Index (Alphabetical with
Appropriate Section in Link)
Adams - Record setting, Triple Emmy
Award and Clio Award Winning Actor, Director, Screenwriter of Get
Albert - Soccer Great - World Cup scoring title and European Soccer
Player of the Year: the "Gold Ball" of
(Gabriel) Alexander - Physician and Psychoanalyst: Psychoanalytic
Pioneer - Father of Psychosomatic Medicine
Ede Laszlo Almasy - Explorer, Double
Agent! Immortalized in "The English Patient"
Anda - Acclaimed Pianist: The "Troubador of the Piano"
- Anonymous - Inventor of the Carriage or "Coach"
- Lt. Colonel Albert Anzelm - Civil
War Hero: General Fremont's Chief-of-Staff
- General Alexander
Asboth - US Chief-of-Staff, US Minister to Argentina
Asboth - Engineer - Student of
Theodore Kármán and Helicopter
Babbitt - Legendary, Two-time Grammy-award winning Electric Bass
Player earning 25 Gold and Platinum records playing
on over 200 top 40 hits. An "Icon of the Groove"
helping to "define the era of the 1960's." Part of the Funk
Brothers: "the Greatest Hit Machine in Modern
Banki - Co-Invented the Carburetor
Barany - Nobel Prize 1914 - "For his work on the physiology
and pathology of the vestibular apparatus"
Barenyi - Engineer, Auto Safety Pioneer - Father
of the Volkswagen Beetle, Passive Safety, Occupant Safety Cell, Collapsible
Steering System, the "Crumple Zone," Crash Tests, AND the Seat Belt! A prolific inventor with over 2500 patents.
Barna - Legendary Table Tennis Champion - "The
Greatest Table Tennis Player that ever Lived"
Forro Barnothy - Astrophysicist, Pioneer in the study of Cosmic Radiation, Bio-Magnetism
and Magnetic Therapy, first Woman to earn a doctorate in physics
Barrymore - Actress, Model, Producer, Philanthropist, "America's
Bartok - Composer, ethnomusicologist
Bay - Physicist: First to use radar
to take measurements of the moon
Bejczy - Engineer - Developed Mars Rover
"Sojourner," and Pathfinder's Remote Control System
von Bekesy - Nobel Prize 1961 - "For his discoveries
concerning the physical mechanisms of stimulation within the cochlea."
"Laci" Bellak - Table Tennis Legend - Seven-time
World Champion, Hall of Famer
Benedek - Producer/Director/Writer of "The Wild One"
Benko - Legendary Chess Champion Grand Master - only man to beat
Bobby Fisher in ' 62 and US Chess Hall of Famer
Besser - Engineer: “Father
of microwave computer-aided design” Microwave Engineering
(Ilona Staller) - Actress, Politician - Queen
of Euro Porn through the 80's and 90's - Member
of Parliament! Co-founder of Italy's Green Party
Moric Benyovszky - Emperor of Madagascar!
Laszlo Bercsenyi - Huszár, Founder of
the modern French Cavalry! Marshal of France
Bernath - Inventor, Computer Prodigy: at
15 Invented the commercially viable 3d Scanner, "ScanGuru," and won the 50th Intel ISEF
Besenyei - World Champion Aerobat
Laszlo Biro - Inventor - Developed the ballpoint pen in 1938 AND the automatic gearbox for automobiles.
Blathy - One in the "Great Triad"of Electrical Engineers
at Ganz: Father of the
electric transformer, the tension regulator, the watt meter, the
alternating current motor, the turbogenerator and high efficiency
Bockh - Geologist who discovered Iran's oil fields
(Laszlo) Boloni - Soccer Player and Rumanian
National Team Head Coach
Bolyai - Mathematician
Bolyai - Mathematician - Discovered
non-Euclidian hyperbolic geometry
Boros - Golf Legend
Brody - Actor - Oscar Nominated for "The Pianist"
Brody - Physicist: Father of the Krypton
Edward Bromberg, AKA Joe Bromberg - Actor on the
Big Screen and Broadway, McCarthy Black-listee
Bugner - (WBF) World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Australian
Heavyweight Champion - Fought Muhammad Ali for the
world title twice!
Capa - Acclaimed Photojournalist: "One
of the greatest photojournalists of the 20th century" and "The Greatest War Photographer
in the World"
CK - Emmy Award-winning comedian
and writer, television and film producer and director
Csikszentmihalyi - Renowned Psychologist - Father
of "Flow Theory," former Chair of University of Chicago's
Department of Psychology, and Bestselling Author
Csokas - Acclaimed Actor - "The
Kiwi who Infiltrated Hollywood"
Korosi Csoma - (Alexander Csoma de Koros) Explorer
and Scholar "Father of Tibetan Studies and Buddhist Culture" Walked from Hungary to Tibet and presented the world with the first
Tibetan dictionary and grammar and became a Buddhist
Csonka - Co-Invented the carburetor
Csonka - Miami Dolphins' Perfect Season Super Bowl Runningback, Super Bowl
VIII MVP and Hall of Famer.
- Tivadar Csontvary (Kosztka) - Famed Painter:
Picasso once chided Chagall that he could not produce a painting half
as good as one of Csontvary's!
Csupo - Leader of the new generation of animation. 5
EMMYS and 2 CABLE ACE Awards - produced Rugrats and the Simpsons
Csuri - "Father of Digital Art!"
Cukor - Double Oscar-Winning
Lee Curtis - Actress...Best Legs
Curtis - Oscar-Nominated Actor, Artist, and Hollywood Legend!
Curtiz - Oscar Winning Director of "Casablanca"
Wass de Czege - Brigadier General, US Army Founding
Director of the US Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies and Architect
of AirLand Battle Doctrine
Cziffra - World-renowned, Legendary Concert Pianist: The "virtuoso
showman at the keyboard!"
Dallos - Physician - The
First Modern, Molded Contact Lenses!
Darabont - Director/Writer - Two Oscar Nominations for The Green
Mile, "One of the best writer/directors
of his generation"
Deak - Banker, Finanacier. Received the surrender of the
Japanese in Burma in WWII. Founder of
Deak-Perera, the nation's "oldest and largest foreign exchange and
precious metals investment firm
Deak - Banker, Financier and Father
of the Secured Credit Card
Denes - Mechanical Engineer - Father of Sound Film
and Television Broadcasting: Produced the first
television program in history!
- Miksa Deri - One in the "Great Triad"of Electrical Engineers
at Ganz: Developed A/C electric generator
- Dr. Hans von Dohnanyi - WWII hero of German
resistance! Plotted Hitler's Assasination. Yad Vashem "Righteous Among Gentiles"
(Christoph) von Dohnanyi - Conductor (Cleveland) of
the "Country's Greatest Orchestra"
(Ernst) von Dohnanyi - Pianist, composer, conductor, and pedagogue
Dorati - Acclaimed Conductor and Composer
Dorogi - Chemical Engineer / Inventor: Father
of Mass Produced Inflatable Toys, Forms and Figures!
Dorr - Pulitzer Prize Nominated Author / Professor - The
Durer - Reniassance Master - perhaps the Greatest
"German" artist of the Renaissance era. Also the most important
of the Renaissance Mathematicians - Father of Descriptive Geometry
Egerszegi - 5-time Olympic Gold Medalist: "Greatest Backstroke Swimmer of All Time," youngest Olympic Champion of all time, and only woman to win five
gold medals in individual swimming events!
Elizabeth of Hungary - Giver of Charity, Patroness of Hospitals
Lorand Eotvos - Mathematician: Developed one of the first
steps towards relativity theory. Inventions
made it possible to explore for natural resources like oil, coal, and
Erdei - WBO light heavyweight champion, former World Amateur
Erdelyi - Mathematician - His works are cited as "the
most widely cited mathematical works of all time and a basic reference
source for generations of applied mathematicians and physicists throughout
Erdos - Legendary Mathematician: Revered by colleagues and considered to be the "most brilliant
mind in his field," he collaborated with so many mathematicians that
the phenomenon of the "Erdos
(Joszef) Eszterhas - Prolific Screenwriter (Basic Instinct,
Sliver, Flashdance) "Highest-paid writer
Fejes - Engineer, Inventor - first
in the world who submitted patents for manufacturing automobile parts
by cold-forming, pressing, torch- or spot-welding.
Fenyi - Physicist: First to prove that the frequency of
solar protuberances varies according to the number of sun spots
Figyelmessy - US Inspector General during Civil War
Fleischmann - Founder of the famous Standard Brands Yeast Company
of Fleischmann's Yeast fame
Fodor - Founder of "Fodor's Travel Guides"
Fono - Mechanical Engineer - Received
the first patent on airplane jet propulsion and enabled aircraft
to fly faster than the speed of sound. Also developed Aerial
Torpedoes, Jet Artillery, Air Compressors
Fox - Producer and Hollywood Mogul - Founder
of Fox Studios!
Friedman - Nobel Prize 1976 - "for his achievements
in the fields of consumption analysis, monetary history and theory and
for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy"
- the best known living economist
- The Gabor Sisters - Glamorous Actresses with a Hungarian
Gabor - Nobel
Prize 1971 - "for his investigation and development of holography"
Carlton Gajdusek - Nobel Prize 1976 - For discovering "new
mechanisms for the origin and dissemination
of infectious diseases."
Galamb - Ford Chief Engineer: Designed
the Model T and Model A Ford, the Fordson Tractor, invented the Ignition
Plug and the Planetary Gearbox, and prepared the production of Liberty
Gardos - Acclaimed Screenwriter, Director, and Editor
Gati - Political Scientist, Author, Foreign Policy Advisor, Professor
Gaynor - Legendary Actress / Singer / Dancer: Star
of "South Pacific"
Geller - Psychic/Entertainer
Gergely - Architect and Structural Engineer: Founder of the National Center for Earthquake
& Charlie Gogolak - All-Pro Football Players - Longest Field Goal and all-time
leading scorer in New York Giants history!
- Karl Goldmark - Composer
Carl Goldmark - Engineer, CBS Chief Scientist
- Invented the Color Television,
33 1/3 LP Record, and the Electronic Video Recorder! National
Medal of Science
Goldmark, Jr. - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the International
Greguss - Chemical Engineer and Physicist: invented
the Pál-Optic used in NASA's Deep Space Program
Grove - Former President/CEO, and Chairman of Intel. Time's Man of the Year for
1998! That's the second Hungarian to be awarded this honor!
"The Toe" Groza - NFL Football Player: Record-setting
Tackle and Placekicker for the Cleveland Browns - 9
Pro-Bowls, Hall of Famer
Haar - Mathematician: Introduced a measure on groups, now
called the Haar measure, used by von Neumann, and other notables
- Count András Hadik - Legendary Hussar - Cavalry Hero, General: executed the most famous hussar action in history
Hainer - US Congressman, 1893, 1895, from Lincoln, Nebraska
"Papa Bear" Halas - Legendary Hall of Fame Football
Coach: Father of the NFL
Halmi, Sr. - Producer, "Tele-Visionary," Chairman
of Hallmark Entertainment, the most prolific
producer in TV history: multiple Emmy Award winner and 1999
Peabody Award winner
Agoston Haraszthy - "Father
of California Wine Culture!" - Ronald Reagan
Hargitay - Actress (Law and Order. ER, Leaving Las Vegas)
(Miklos) Hargitay - Mr. Universe!
Harsanyi - Nobel Prize 1994 - "For his pioneering
analysis of equilibrium in the theory of non-cooperative games."
Shared prize with A Beautful Mind's John Nash
Hatos - Television producer of "Let's
Make a Deal" fame
Hawn - Very Cute Actress and Academy
Award Nominee for Private Benjamin. Tentative honoree
Hegyes - Actor, Director - immortalized
as "Juan Epstein" on Welcome Back Kotter!
Herz - Architect - known in Egypt
as Pasha Herz
- Theodor Herzl - Founder of the Zionist Movement
de Hevesy - Nobel Prize 1943 - "For his pioneering
work with isotopes as tracers." Winner
of Atom for Peace Award 1959
Hingis - Tennis Superstar! At 17, she became the youngest #1 ranked player ever and is the youngest to ever win and defend a Grand Slam
(Dezso) Hoffmann / Hofmann / Hoffman - Acclaimed Photographer
- the Beatles' photographer! "One of the
Greatest Photographers in Entertainment"
Horvath - Renowned Professor of Chemical Engineering at Yale. Father
of high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC)
Rudolph "Bronco" Horvath - All-Star Hockey Player
Horvath - Football Player - Ohio State's
First Heisman Trophy Winner
Houdini - The "Greatest Magician on
Earth," Actor, Pioneer Pilot
Mackenzie Howard - Actor
Howard - Actor - 'Gone With the Wind"
Howard - England's Premier League Goalkeeper of the Year for 2004
- first American to win the coveted AF Cup title
with Champion Manchester United. US National Team keeper.
Hrabosky - "The Mad
Hungarian" Great relief pitcher
Hubay - Violin Virtuoso, Romantic Composer - The "Prince
of the Violin" and Founder of the legendary
modern Hungarian Violin School
Hunyadi - Military leader and statesman. First to stop the Ottoman Turks!
(Imre) Ienei - Soccer Player and Rumanian
National Team Head Coach
Irinyi - Chemist - Invented
- Ernest Istook - US Congressman, Republican from Oklahoma,
Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee, Co-Chair of the Hungarian
Caucus in the US House of Representatives
Robert Ivany (Iványi) - West Point Graduate; West Point (Army)
Football Coach; Commanding General, Military District of Washington; Commandant
of the War College; and President of the University of St. Thomas
Jako - Physician, scientist, educator. Father of soft tissue microsurgery, laser surgery, minimally invasive
House Advisor for Cancer to Presidents Reagan and Bush Sr. Pioneer of
human cochlear stimulation for deafness.
Jedlik - Priest, Engineer, Physicist, Inventor - Father
of the Dynamo
(Steven, Istvan) Kaali - Medical Pioneer, Inventor - Patented
Bio Electrical Blood Cleansing Device for AIDS and other blood diseases
Kabay - First to isolate morphine
directly from the plant
Kahlo - Acclaimed Artist and Mexican Icon: One
of the most influential artists of the middle twentieth century
Emil Kalman - Developed the Kálmán
Filter which is the " greatest discovery in statistics in our century." Kalman filtering is also the method used in GPS (Global
Positioning Systems) for navigation
Kando - Inventor, Engineer - Discovered triple phase
high tension current for electric locomotion and industrial applications. Father of Modern Electric Trains!
Kohn Kaposi - Physician and Dermatologist: Discovered Kaposi's
von Karman - Aeronautical Engineer & Mathematician. The Father of the Supersonic Flight and a
founder of the aeronautical and astronautical sciences. Designed the first rocket to reach
and Marta (Martha) Karoly - U.S. Gymnastics Coaches to Nadia and Mary Lou
Leopold Karpeles - Civil War Hero - Congressional Medal
of Honor Winner
Kemeny - Mathematician, President of Dartmouth: "Father
of Microcomputing," developed BASIC computer language
Kempelen de Pazmand - Inventor - First
Speaking Machine - first experimental phonetician
Kepes - Painter, designer, author and educator who founded
and directed the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT
Kertesz - Acclaimed photographer
Kertesz - Nobel Prize 2002 - "For writing that upholds
the tragic experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness
- Kincsem - "The greatest racehorse of all time"
Kiraly - 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Professional Volleyball
Player: "The King" and Player
of the Century
Kiss - Renowned Pianist: one of the foremost
Liszt interpreters of our time
Kiss - Pharmacist and Inventor of
Klein - American Fashion King!
General Frederick Knefler - Civil War Hero: "Hungarian Patriot and
American General" - highest rank attained
in the Union army by a member of the Jewish faith.
and David Knopfler - Legendary, Grammy Award-winning Rock Musicians
of Dire Straits: "The Sultans of Rock"
and "the finest British band of all time."
Matej Kocak - WWI Hero - DOUBLE
Congressional Medal of Honor Winner
Kocsis - Soccer Legend: The "The
Man With The Golden Head"
Kocsis - Piano Virtuoso and Composer
Kodaly - Composer, educator, ethnomusicologist, linguist, author
Koestler - Author/Playwright
Koltai, HSC - Cinematographer - Oscar
Alexander Korda - Legendary, Oscar
Nominated Producer / Director: A "Hollywood
Renegade" & Founding Member of The Society of Independent Motion
Picture Producers. Founder and guiding force behind the British
film industry and "Savior of the British film industry."
Korda - Best-Selling Author and Superstar Publisher
and over 40 years as Editor-In-Chief of Simon
Korda -Oscar Winning Film Art Director
Korda - Acclaimed Director
Kornai - Economist, Harvard Professor: Developed
the "economics of shortage" theory
Kosar - Superbowl winning Quarterback. Played for the Browns, Cowboys and the Dolphins!
Kotai - Boxer - WBF Super Welterweight Champion and world-title
contender - "The Ace of Tokai"
Kovacs - Actor, Broadcast Pioneer, and Legendary Comedian and
T.V. Personality Three Emmy Awardsin the 1956-57 TV season.
Kovacs ASC - Legendary Cinematographer
Michael de Kovats - US Military Hero!- Founding
Father of the US Cavalry!
General Eugene A. Kozlay - Civil
War Hero: Organized the 54th New York Infantry
Tom Lantos - 11-term U.S.
Congressman from California
Laszlo - Dermatologist and Cosmetics Tycoon: Father of Modern Skincare Products
Lauder - Cosmetic Queen! Founder of the current world
A. Lauder - White House Advisor and Chairman, The
Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.
S. Lauder - US Ambassador to Vienna, Deputy Secretary of
Defense for European and NATO Policy, philanthropist and businessman.
Lax - Electrical Engineer / Physicist: Founder and Director
of Francis Bitter National Magnetic Laboratories (MIT); Professor of Physics,
Emeritus (MIT); Semiconductor and magneto-optics pioneer; Radar Pioneer:
developed the radar height and range finder and discovered radar meteorology.
Lax - Renowned and Prolific Applied Mathematician and "one
of the greatest figures in pure and applied mathematics of our times."
- Franz Lehar - Foremost composer of 20th century operettas
von Lenard - Nobel Prize 1905 - "For his studies
in x-rays and the cathode ray tube"
- Menyhert Lengyel - Oscar Nominated Writer, Producer, and Broadway and Film Director
Ligeti - Composer and 20th Century Musical Pioneer: One of the
world’s best known living composers - featured on 2001:
A Space Odyssey
Liszt - Classical Composer, "Greatest
Pianist of All Time"
Loczy - First to make geological survey of
the Trans-Himalaya mountain chain
Lorant - Photographer / Editor / Filmmaker / Pioneering Journalist - Widely regarded as the first major editor of modern photojournalism
and "the Godfather of Photojournalism"
Lorre - Actor - Chaplin called him "the
greatest actor alive"
Lovasz - Renowned Yale University Senior Faculty Mathematician,
Microsoft Senior Researcher, Computer Scientist: 1999 Wolf Prize Winner
Lugosi - Actor - The Original Dracula!
Lukacs - Eminent Historian: Pulitzer Prize Nominated,
Ingersoll Prize Winner - "one of
America’s most respected historians - Yale"
Anthony Lukas - Acclaimed Author
and Journalist . "One of America's most
brilliant writers" and Winner of TWO Pulitzer
Lukas - Actor, Academy Award Winner for "Watch on the Rhine," in 1943
Luppis - Naval Captain and Engineer: Co-Inventor
of the Torpedo
Magyar - Chair, American Film Institute Conservatory, Master
Magyar Tribes - Innovators: Invented The Stirrup and wooden-framed
saddle; Leather Processing; the famous reflex bow; Beef Jerky; Mint Methods
Marton - Heavenly Soprano
Marton - Acclaimed journalist & best-selling author
Massey - Actress
Mednyanszky - Legendary Table Tennis Champion - First
official female World Champion
Medwick - Baseball Superstar: World-Series Slugger, Hall
of Famer, "The Muscular Magyar"
- Zoltan Mesko - Super Bowl 46 (XXLVI) Punter for the New England Patriots, University of Michigan All-American
Geza Mihaloczy - Civil War Hero: Organized
the famed "Lincoln Riflemen"
Mihalyi - Engineer / Inventor: Co-Developed Automatic Camera, Chief
Designer at Kodak
Molnar - Playwright: part of the "Hungarian Invasion"
of New York Theatre
Frankie "Zoly" Molnar - Vietnam War Hero - Congressional Medal
of Honor Winner
Molnar - Soccer Star: Danish "Golden Boot,"
Kansas City Wizards, International - His nickname is "Danish
Dynamite" for his explosive scoring ability
Morrisette - Multi-Platinum-selling Singer, Songwriter - 7
Grammy Awards! One of the VH1:
100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll
Munk - Industrial Tycoon - One of the
Richest Men in Canada: Founder of Barrick Gold and the multi-billion
dollar Canadian construction and development firm TrizecHahn
Nagy - World Series Pitcher (Cleveland Indians), 3-time All Star, & Olympics Gold Medal Winner!
Moholy - Nagy, Avant-Garde Painter, designer, and experimental
photographer: A Founder of Constructivism,
Professor and Director at the Bauhaus School
of Design, Chicago, and Founder and
head of the Chicago Institute of Design
Namath (Németh) Sports Hero, Super Bowl Quarterback and MVP (New York Jets), and Hall of Famer
von Neumann - Legendary Mathematician, Physicist, Logician,
and Computing Pioneer: Co-developed the Atomic Bomb. Father
of Binary Code and the Stored Program Computer, Father
of Game Theory. Key in development
of U.S. ballistic missile program
Newman - Oscar Winning Actor - Eight Oscar
Olah - Nobel Prize 1994 - "For his contribution to carbocation
chemistry: the study of hydrocarbons, the ingredients of oil and natural
gas, and his discovery of new ways to use them"
James Olmos - Oscar and Tony Nominated and Emmy Award Winning Actor,
Producer, Director, and Activist. The "Olivier
of the Latino World" and People's 2000 Sexiest Man Alive
Ormandy - Renowned Conductor (Philadelphia)
Orosz - NFL Football Player - Superbowl Punter for the Miami Dolphins
Orowan (Orován) - Applied Physicist
Pal - Cartoonist/Animator of "War of the Worlds"
- Winner of SIX Oscars, and pioneer
of stop-action animation!
Pallfy - Hockey Phenom - Top Scorer for
the NY Islanders and LA Kings - sixth in the NHL in scoring!
Papp - Legendary Boxer: Only man in history to win 3
consecutive Olympic Gold Medals
Pasternak - Prolific Film Producer/Director: Multiple
Oscar Nominations. Rescued Universal Studios
Aruna Pasztor - Costume Designer: designed costumes for 20
major feature films
Pataki - Governor, New York
Pavlics - Engineer: Developed
NASA's Moon Rover and Directed Development of the Mars Rover
Pecsi - Structural Engineer - designer
of the first reinforced-concrete skyscraper! First woman
to receive a degree in engineering in Hungary (1920)
Petzval - Inventor: A
Founder of Photography: His Work allowed
for construction of modern cameras and made practical portrait-photography
possible. Invented Photographic Objective Lens,
Darkroom, Opera Glass, and perfected the telescope
(Alexander) Pfitzner - Engineer: Designed
the first American Monoplane for Curtiss
Plachy - Acclaimed Photographer, Mother
of Actor Adrien Brody
Polanyi - Nobel Prize 1986 - "For contributions to
the development of a new field of research in chemistry - reaction dynamics." Founder of Reaction Dynamics
(Susan), Judit (Judith), and Zsofia (Sofia) Polgar - Chess Grand
Masters and Olympic Gold Medalists! - Judith has been called the Greatest Female
Player of all Time!
Polya - Mathematician: "The Great
George Pomutz - Civil War Hero: Appointed US Consul General to St. Petersburg, Russia.
Pozsar - U.S. Gymnastics National Team Coach and Choreographer
Prohaska - Actor/Stuntman
Prinze, Jr. - Actor and Heart-Throb! "Young Hollywood's
Prinze Sr. - Actor, Comedian
Pulitzer - Publishing Tycoon: Responsible
for building of the Statue of Liberty
Puskas - Soccer Legend: The "Greatest Soccer
Player in History!"
Puskas - Inventor, Thomas Edison's Colleague - Devised
the idea of using telephone exchanges between subscribers, invented
the switchboard and built Europe's first telephone exchange.
Coined the term "Hello"
Laszlo Rabel - US Military Hero! Congressional
Medal of Honor
Ragalyi - Acclaimed,
Emmy Award Winning Cinematographer
Rakoczy - Boxer - IBA Lightweight
World Champion! The "Ragin'" Rakoczy. Number 1 ranked
Ramone - Drummer and Producer of the Legendary, Pioneering Punk
Rockers, The Ramones!
Ranki - Renowned Concert Pianist - with Kocsis, the "Golden
Boys of the Magyar Keyboard"
Reiner - Legendary Conductor: A "Foremost
Conductor of his Time" and "Genius
Reiner - Painter, Sculptor, Illustrator, and Renowned Type Designer
of "Reiner Script" fame!
Judith Reményi - Miss USA 1966
Renyi - Mathematician. Discovered "one
of the strongest methods of analytical number theory"
Riesz - Mathematician. Riesz was a founder
of functional analysis and his work has many important applications
Riszdorfer - Engineer / Inventor: Co-Developed Automatic Camera
and Automatic Shutter for Movie Cameras. Father
of the hand held, battery operated light meter.
Lawrence Ritter - US Congressman, Republican from Pennsylvania
Rofusz - Animator: Oscar in
1981 for his animated film, "The Fly" (A Légy)
- the first Hungarian Oscar for a cartoon.
M. Rosenberg - Under-Secretary of
Defense in Truman Cabinet. Medal of Freedom in 1945 and
Medal of Merit in 1947
Rosencrantz - Chemist, Businessman, Founder of Syntex, the number seventeen world-ranked drug
firm, the developer of Aleve
Rozsa - Triple Oscar Winning Film Music Composer
Rubik - Mathematician, Inventor
of Rubik's Cube!
Ruzicka - Nobel Prize 1939 - "For his work on polymethylenes
& higher terpenes"
"Cuddles" Sakall - Famed Character Actor, from Casablanca fame
Sandor - Emmy Award-Winning screenwriter
Sarkozy - French Minister of the Interior, Internal Security and
Local Freedoms. Elected as French
Sarlos - Hungarian-born Canadian investor
and financial guru, author, and great philanthropist
Sass - Another Heavenly Soprano, "the
Schick - Pediatric Doctor / Researcher: Pioneer
in immunology - Devised the "Schick test"
for determining susceptibility to diphtheria.
Schiff - Acclaimed Classical Pianist
Schonberg - Acclaimed Grammy and Tony Award-winning Writer, Composer,
and Producer of Les
Miserables and Miss Saigon
Schorr - Renowned "mahogany-colored" Bass- Baritone
Schurmann - World-renowned Double
Oscar Winning Composer: Orchestrated Lawrence of Arabia and
Schwartz - Inventor - Father of the Dirigible
Air Ship or Zeppelin
A. Sebeok (Sebők) - Father
of Modern Semiotics (the study of signs and non-verbal communication)
Andras Segner - Father of the Water Turbine: First scientist to use reactive force and made substantial
contributions to the theory of Dynamics
Seinfeld - Actor / Comedian: American
Icon! The most successful and influential comedian of his
Selenyi - Physicist and Father of Electrostatics
/ Photoconductivity Pioneer - first
to record images with an electrostatic marking process: the
foundation of Xerography!
Seles - Tennis Superstar - She has
won 9 Grand Slam singles titles and bronze in Sydney 2000!
Selye - Physician, Endocrinologist,
Researcher - Founder of the concept
of Stress: The "Einstein of Medicine!"
Semmelweis - Physician, "The
- Kate Seredy - Author and illustrator of children's books
Shula - Legendary Hall of Fame Football Coach (the 17-0 Miami
Dolphins!) Winningest Coach in NFL History
Simmons - Legendary Tongue and Rock-n-Roller of
Simon - Musician, Singer, Songwriter - American Legend of Simon &
Garfunkel" fame! 12 Grammys and Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer
Simonyi - Computer Scientist and Chief Architect, Microsoft Corporation: Father of WYSIWYG and Hungarian Notation
Sinor - Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Indiana University Department
of Central Eurasian Studies, Uralic and Altaic Studies
Sipos - Table Tennis Legend - first female
player to use the "pen holder grip"
Georg Solti -Acclaimed Conductor: Record
number of Grammys
Somogyi - Chemist: Produced first Child Insulin Treatment in US
- Developed the "Somogyi test" for the
diagnosis of diabetes
Soros - "The world's greatest money manager" and
Great Progressive Philanthropist.
Spiner - Actor and Trekkies' favorite android, Lieutenant
Julius H. Stahel (Számwald) - US Military Hero! Congressional
Medal of Honor
Staller (Cicciolina) - Actress, Politician
- Queen of Euro Porn through the 80's and 90's - Member
of Parliament! Co-founder of Italy's Green Party
Aurel Stein - "The most prodigious combination
of scholar, explorer, archaeologist and geographer of his generation" - The "Sven Hedin of England"
- pioneered the use of aerial photography in archaeology.
Stigler - Nobel Prize 1982 - "For his seminal studies
of industrial structures, functioning of markets and causes and effects
of public regulation"
Stojko - "King of the Ice"
- 3-time World Champion, 7-time Canadian National Champion, and 2-time
Olympic Silver Medalist!
Szabados - Table
Tennis Legend - second only to Barna
(Katalin) Szabo - Champion Gymnast: Four
Olympic Gold Medals and One Silver in Los Angeles
Szabo - JJazz
Great: One of the "most original and outstanding improvisational
guitarists of the 20th century"
Szabo - Director, Writer, Producer - Academy
Award in 1981
Szalay - Father of British Weightlifting
Louis Szathmary - Legendary Chef and founder of Chicago's
"The Bakery" - father of the "Stouffer's
Szebehely - Aerospace Engineer: Pioneer
of Orbital Mechanics and key figure in the Apollo
Space Program: "His work got us
to the moon"
Szego - Mathematician: Head of University of Stanford
Szekely - Renowned Sculptor and Architect - the "Incessant
Szell - Conductor
Szent-Gyorgyi von Nagyrapolt - Nobel Prize 1937 - "For
his discoveries in connection with the biological combustion process with
special reference to vitamin C & the catalysis of fumaric acid." First to isolate Vitamin C
Szilard - Physicist: Co-developed the Atomic Bomb. Physicist - Co-developed the Atomic Bomb: Conceived
the nuclear chain reaction and campaigned for nuclear disarmament, though
the first to consider the application of the atom to making bombs. Achieved
first sustained nuclear fission reaction with Enrico Fermi.
Identified the unit or "bit" of information
Szilvay - Officer in the Hungarian Fire Brigade: Father
of the Dry Fire Extinguisher!
Szold - Founder of Hadassah
William L. S. Tabor - Civil War Hero - Congressional Medal
of Honor Winner
Tambor - Actor
Samuel Teleki - Explorer! Led the famous
Telkes - Chemist, Engineer: Pioneer of Solar Energy: "Mother of the Solar Home," "The "Sun Queen,"
and "world's most famous woman inventor in solar energy."
(Ede) Teller - Physicist: Co-developed the Atomic Bomb.
Discovered BET equation. Father of the the
Theismann - Legendary Two-time Superbowl Quarterback for the Washington Redksins
Thesz - Legend of Professional Wrestling, "Wrestling's
Tihanyi - Physicist: Father of the Picture Tube and Television
Pioneer (NOT Zworykin) - Invented the Picture
Tube (Iconoscope), Infrared-sensitive (night vision) television, and Flat
- Steve Tichy - Huge proponent of all
things Hungarian, and world-renowned helpdesk technican from Boston, MA!
Now he IS famous indeed (at least for a while!)
Tors - Producer/Director, Underwater Film Pioneer
de Toth - Director - Oscar
Nomination, "The Gunfighter"
Turan - Mathematician: Erdos's closest friend and
collaborator and Great Hungarian number theorist
Ferencz Udvar-Hazy - Business Tycoon, Aircraft Leasing
Pioneer, and GREAT Philanthropist
- Father of the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center
George Utassy - US Civil War Hero: Organized
the famed Garibaldi Guard
Vadas (Wadas) - Spanish American War Hero
- Congressional Medal
of Honor Winner
Vas - Hockey Player - Dallas Stars
Gyula Vari - Hungarian Air Force, Acclaimed Fighter Pilot
- First pilot to win consecutive titles at Fairford's
Royal International Air Tattoo
Vajna - Producer, Hollywood Legend: President of Cinergi
Productions, co-Founder of Carolco Pictures
Varkonyi - Poker World Series Champion of 2002! First
Ever to Win 2 Million!
Vasarely - Famed painter known for his geometrical forms,
he is the father of Op-Art
Faustus Verancsics - Invented the
Vermes - Soccer Star: Kansas City Wizards, US National Team
Vittadini - Renowned Fashion Designer and Businesswoman
Watts - Acclaimed Classical Pianist - one of the "Great
Pianists of the 20th Century"
- Johnny Weissmuller (sports, film)
- The one and only Tarzan and
FIVE-time Gold Olympic swimming legend! "The greatest swimmer of
Weisz - Actress and Model (The Mummy, Enemy at the Gates,
Stealing Beauty, Sunshine, Beautiful Creatures)
White - Four-time Oscar-Nominated Producer
/ Director of "The Three Stooges" and More!
Wiesel - Nobel Prize 1986 - "For his dedication
to peace, atonement, and human dignity"
Wigner - Nobel Prize 1963 - "for his contributions
to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly
through the discovery and application of fundamental symmetry principles" Co-developed the atomic bomb, developed first breeder reactor, and is known as the Founder of Nuclear Engineering
Winger - Actress - 2 Oscar
Charles Zagonyi - "The Union Forever!"
Led the famous Civil War "Zágonyi Death Ride"
Zipernowsky - A/C Electronics Pioneer! One in the "Great Triad"of Electrical Engineers at
Ganz: Founder of heavy-current electrical engineering
Zsigmond (ASC) - Legendary Cinematographer - Oscar
Winner and Multiple Oscar Nominations!
Zsigmondy - Nobel Prize 1925 - "For his work on methods
in the study of colloid chemistry"
Zukor - "Mr. Motion Pictures" and
Special Thanks To:
- Judit Györgyey Ries of the University of Texas,
Department of Astronomy for her correction and information on John von
- M.E. Pflieger for his contribution of Peter Lorre
and András Schiff.
- Feri Zsuppán, Ph.D., of Duke University, for his
quotation from Albert Szent-Györgyi seen under the title.
- Paul Szilágyi, Ph.D., for his contributions of
Zukor, Benedek, Rosencrantz, Tors, Udvarhelyi, Kertész, Benko, Gajdusek,
- Al Boyd, of the University of Maryland, for his
contribution of Alfred Schorr.
- The Lónyays for their contributions of de Kovats,
Haraszthy, Puskás, Bolyai, Irinyi, Pólya, and Pázmánd! Great contributions!
Thanks Amigos! You are now very "in" famous. Other information
which the Lonyay's provided me was from the following books - Our Hungarian
Heritage by Albert Wass (c)1975 Danubian Press and The Spirit of
Hungary by Stephen Sisa. These are great books, check 'em out.
- Gene Dannen, and his Leo Szilard Home Page!
- Andrew J. Rózsa, Ph.D. in Birmingham, Alabama
for Miklós Rozsa, General de Czege, Zinfandel info. on Haraszthy and Alexander
- Mike & Naomi Tronzo for their contribution
of Ilona Massey.
- Johanne Tournier in Canada for her information
and research on Béla Lugósi and contribution of Houdini! Great homepage!
- Professor Edward Chászár in Virginia for lending
me a copy of (which I returned late!) Rezsoe and Margaret Gracza's informative
book, "The Hungarians in America, (c)1969 Lerner Publications. LOC
- Miklós Békefi for his corrections on accent marks!
Also his contribution of the Associated Press Article on Hungarians in
- Kása Zoltán from the University of Kolozsvár and Urszenyi Gábor from California for their contribution of Erdôs
- George Furmann in Canada for Nicholas Hungaricus!
- "El Abogado" Juan Luis Boldizsár in Chicago for Chef Louis.
- Andrew M. Gombos, Jr., in Houston, Texas for Hraboski,
"The Mad Hungarian"
- Zsolt Szalavari in Austria for Charles Csuri!
- Szisz (Kiss Szilárd) from the University of Kolozsvár,
Transylvania for his contribution of Rubik.
- László Aranyos for his contribution of Goldmark
- Géza Hartai from Plano, Texas for Ferenc Rofusz.
- Steve Colman (Kálmán Pista) for his contribution
and editorial on Kémény and Mikes
- Valentin Poncos in Canada for his contributions
of Haar, Kalman, and Riesz.
History of Mathematics Archive at the University of St. Andrews
in Scotland for their superb collection.
- Richard diSilvio, owner of the Franz
Liszt Page for Christina Kiss.
- Barry Hanger, for Frank Capa
- Stephen Elekes in Hungary for S.Z. Sakall
- Chris Golya at the Centre for New Media
Research, School of Art, Design and Media, University of Portsmouth, UK
for Moholy-Nagy, Kertesz, and additional biographical data on Biro
- Miklos Racz in Virginia for Petzval,
Herzl, Lehar, Hunyadi, Moholy-Nagy
- Al Cunniff and Vladimir Korovkin for Gabor Szabo
- Prof. Tom Barthel from the City College
of New York for Joe Medwick
- Andre Mommen in the Netherlands for
Varga and Kornai
- Gordon Woodworth for Peter Gogolak trivia!
- Attila Zseni alias Zsenya in Hungary
for contact lens developer, Dallos Joszef, Imre Kálmán, and Tivadar Csontvary.
- Dezso Nyitray for Gene Simmons
of KISS and Gábor Csupó!
- Kati S. Maharry at Indiana University
School of Medicine (Ooey Pooey) for Calvin Klein!
- Laramie Banks for history and bibliography on
Peter Karl Goldmark
- Joseph Laszlo Kupan, in California, for biographical
data on Charles Simonyi, Steven Udvar-Hazy, Jeffrey Tambor, Jerry Seinfeld,
and Paul Simon
- Prof. Tom Barthel for Joe Medwick
- Mihaly Lorincz for Kincsem
- USA Gymnastics for the information on Geza Pozar
- Andrew Sarkany for submitting Kristina Egerszegi
- Barry Hanger for biographical information on Robert
- Marc for Rachel Weisz
- Paul Hazuda and Ricardo Creisstoff for the Freddy
- Enike Smith for Edward James Olmos and Mariska
- Gabor Piros for submission of Hans Selye
- Janos Bimbo for Lou Thesz
- Lászlo Gergely in Hungary for information related
to pilot phenom Gyula Vári
- Stephen Beszedits for his biographical data on
many of many of the miltary heroes
- Alice Egyed, Ph.D. and Martha Bihari for Andras
- Amanda Sowards for Director/Writer Frank Darabont
- Julianna Anda for her Father's cousin, renowned
pianist, Geza Anda
- Al Miller for Mitzi Gaynor
- Dr. Daniel A. Lowy and Martha Bihari for Gyorgy
- György Takács in Sweden for the Knopflers of Dire
Straits and Alanis Morissette
- Joe Schmidt for Paul Simon (and Timothy Johnson),
Joe Bugner, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Florian Albert, Jules White, Eugene
Fodor, and Viktor Barna
- Fred Mintz for Tommy Ramone
- Martha Bihari for Gerard Schurmann
- Marc Witorsch for Adrien Brody
- Istvan Szoke for Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
- Lola for Adrienne Vittadini, and Pierre Szekely
- Lisa Doyle for Marton Csokas
- Zsuzsanna Cseke for Ranki, Perenyi, Durer and
- Andy Vella for Don Adams!
- Judith Meszaros for Ziggy Palffy.
- Gail Bernas for Peter Lax
- Jozsef "Joe" Urmos for Janos Prohaska
- Pál Breuer for Egon Orovan, Elemer Ragalyi, Charles
Gati, Andrew Sarlos, Peter Munk
- Veronica Saldanha Marinho in Brazil for her uncle,
Artist and Typographer Imre Reiner
- Ellen Rozsa for Kati Maton
- Andy "New York Jets" Kovalev for Mihaly
Kotai, Joe Theismann, Robert Hegyes, and Zsolt Erdei.
- Major Eric Arnold for Laszlo Lovasz
- Andrew Mihovics for Les
Horvath, Bronco Horvath, Jessica Rakoczy
- Don Mezei for Bob Babbitt
- Lajos Bartucz for Lawrence Dorr
- Nobel Prize Laureate,
Dr. George Olah for John Lukacs
- Giselle for comedian Louis C.K
- Attila Ürményházi for Kate Seredy and Count András Hadik