André De Toth Net Worth

André De Toth was born on May 15, 1913, is Director, Writer, Assistant Director. Although he obtained a law degree from the Royal Hungarian University, Andre De Toth decided to become an actor, and spent several years on the stage. He then entered the Hungarian film industry, obtaining work as a writer, editor, second unit director and actor before finally becoming a director. He directed a few films just before the outbreak of WW II, when he fled to England. Alexander Korda gave him a job there, and when De Toth emigrated to the US in 1942, Korda got him a job as a second unit director on Jungle Book (1942). De Toth made his debut as a director in American films in 1944. He was known for his tough, hard-edged pictures, whether westerns or urban crime dramas, and showed no compunction about depicting violence in as realistic a manner as possible, an unusual and somewhat controversial attitude for the time. Probably his best known film is House of Wax (1953), a Vincent Price horror film shot in 3-D. As De Toth only had one eye, that put him in the somewhat odd position of shooting a film in a process in which he would never be able to see the result. That didn't seem to matter, though; the film was a critical and financial success, and is generally considered to be the best 3-D film ever made.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Director, Writer, Assistant Director
Birth Day May 15, 1913
Birth Place  Makó, Csongrád, Hungary, Austria-Hungary [now Makó, Hungary], American
Died On October 27, 2002(2002-10-27) (aged 89)\nBurbank, California, U.S.
Birth Sign Gemini
Other names Endre Antal Miksa De Toth (name taken on petition for naturalization; later changed to simply Andre de Toth for actual naturalization)
Alma mater Royal Hungarian Pázmány Péter Science's University (early 1930s)
Occupation Film director
Years active 1939–1987
Spouse(s) Veronica Lake (m. 1944; div. 1952) Marie Louise Stratton (m. 1953; div. 1982) Ann Green (m. 1984–2002)
Children Nicolas DeToth

💰 Net worth: Under Review

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The piratical black patch De Toth sports over his left eye almost cost him his life. Scouting for locations in Egypt shortly after the Yom Kippur war of 1973, De Toth was kidnapped, pistol-whipped and interrogated by a group of vengeful young men who had mistaken him for Moyshe Dayan. He only escaped with his life after a quick examination of his groin bore out De Toth's claim that far from being an Israeli commander, he was not even Jewish.



Born in 1913 as Tóth Endre Antal Mihály, DeToth earned a degree in law from the Royal Hungarian Pázmány Péter Science's University in Budapest in the early 1930s. He garnered acclaim for plays written as a college student, acquiring the mentorship of Ferenc Molnár and becoming part of the theater scene in Budapest.


DeToth segued from there to the film industry and worked as a Writer, assistant Director, Editor and sometime actor. In 1939 he directed five films just before World War II began in Europe. Several of these films received significant release in the Hungarian communities in the United States. He went to England, spent several years as an assistant to fellow Hungarian émigré Alexander Korda, and eventually moved to Los Angeles in 1942.


Based on his Hungarian films, the production work for Korda and writing he had done on American projects during earlier stints in Los Angeles, he received an oral contract as a Director at Columbia Pictures from which he ultimately extricated himself by litigation. DeToth preferred working as an independent and had no "A" budgets early in his career. Thus, he had to supplement his directing income with writing assignments, often uncredited. Introduced to Westerns by John Ford, he worked mostly in that genre throughout the 1950s, often bringing elements of noir style into those films.


In 1951 he received an Oscar nomination for Best Writing (with co-writer william Bowers) for the story filmed as The Gunfighter. While largely remembered as the Director of the earliest and most successful 3D film, House of Wax, DeToth also was responsible for two of the noir cycle's most unusual examples: Pitfall and Crime Wave.


DeToth lost sight in one eye and wore a black eyepatch; as a 1994 report in The Independent noted, this almost cost him his life:


In 1996, he published his memoir, Fragments – Portraits from the Inside (London: Faber and Faber, 1994; ISBN 9780571190393).


On October 27, 2002, DeToth died from an aneurysm, aged 89. He was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park cemetery in the Hollywood Hills.