Tasnady, Maria von

ACTOR, SINGER (AUSTRIAN EMPIRE)
BORN 16 Nov 1911, Lonea, Transsylvania - DIED 16 Mar 2001, München
REAL NAME Fekete, Magdalena
GRAVE LOCATION Planegg, Bayern: Friedhof Planegg

Maria von Tasnady was educated at Budapest University, where she studied German and history of literacy. In 1931 she was elected Miss Hungary and her prize was a trip to Berlin. There she had her first movie part in "Durchlaucht amüsiert sich" (1932). She took acting lessons and held engagement at the staatstheater in Oldenburg and at the Schillertheater in Berlin. More parts in German movies followed. In 1937 she was in the propaganda movie "Menschen ohne Vaterland".

Her first husband was producer Bruno Duday, but they divorced and in 1938 she married director Géza von Radványi, with whom she returned to Hungary in 1939. She continued her career in Hungary and Italy. In 1948 she left Hungary for Italy and France and in 1954 she settled in Munich. There she worked for Radio Free europe for 21 years.

Sources
Internet Movie Database

Images

Maria von Tasnady.
(1941-1944)

 

The grave of Maria von Tasnady and Géza Radványi at the friedhof in Planegg.
Picture by Androom (03 Sep 2009)

 


Tate, Henry

Published: 20 Sep 2009
Last update: 13 Mar 2016