Charles Vidor

Birthday: July 27th, 1900 Date of Death: June 4th, 1959 Place of Birth: Budapest, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary)

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Charles Vidor (July 27, 1900 – June 4, 1959) was a film director.

Born Károly Vidor to a Jewish family in Budapest, Hungary, he served in the Hungarian Army during World War I. He first came to prominence during the final years of the silent film era.

Among his film successes are The Bridge (1929), Cover Girl (1944), A Song to Remember (1945), Gilda (1946), The Loves of Carmen (1948), Love Me or Leave Me (1955), The Swan (1956) , The Joker Is Wild (1957), and A Farewell to Arms (1957).

He was married four times:

    Frances Vidor 1927 – 1931
    The actress Karen Morley 1932 – 1943
    The actress Evelyn Keyes 1943 – 1945
    Doris Warner, daughter of Warner Bros. President Harry Warner, 1945 – 1959 (until his death)

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