Hungarian-born British film producer and director

Alexander Korda is ...

Dead
Born 16 Sep 1893 in Túrkeve
Died 23 Jan 1956 in London
Age62 years, 4 months
Causemyocardial infarction
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Alexander Korda
Alexander Korda
Publicity photo of Maria Corda for Argentinean Magazine

About Alexander Korda

Sir Alexander Korda (born Sándor László Kellner, 16 September 1893 – 23 January 1956) was a Hungarian-born British film producer and director. He first worked in Hollywood during the transition to "talkies", from 1926 to 1930. The change led to divorce from his first wife, popular Hungarian actress María Corda, who could not make the transition because of her strong accent in English. From 1930, Korda became a leading figure in the British film industry, the founder of London Films and the owner of British Lion Films, a film distributing company. Korda was the first filmmaker to have been officially knighted.

He is also known as Sir Alexander Korda.

Death

Korda died at the age of 62 in London in 1956 of a heart attack and was cremated. His ashes are at Golders Green Crematorium in London.