Andrew Marton

Andrew Marton

Birth
Budapest, Belváros-Lipótváros, Budapest, Hungary
Death 7 Jan 1992 (aged 87)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 92681405 · View Source
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Director, Producer. Born Endre Márton in Budapest, Austria-Hungary, Marton began his film career immediately after high school as an editor for the Sascha-Film studio in Vienna. Finding work in Berlin and Great Britain, he directed the mountain genre film "Der Dämon des Himalaya" in 1934 later remaking it as "Storm Over Tibet" in 1952. He settled in the United States at the outbreak of World War II, working mainly for MGM, although he would produce and direct a series of exotic-themed pictures for a company he formed with Iván Törzs, Louis Meyer and László Benedek. He was celebrated for directing the renowned chariot race sequence for "Ben-Hur" in 1959, considered by many to be the greatest action sequence put to film, and for which he won a Golden Globe Award in 1960. He died of pnemonia in Santa Monica, California in 1992.

Bio by: Barry Zimmerman


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  • Originally Created by: Barry Zimmerman
  • Added: 27 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92681405
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Marton (26 Jan 1904–7 Jan 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92681405, citing Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .