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Klári Tolnay

Klári Tolnay (17 July 1914 – 27 October 1998) was a Hungarian actress. Klári Tolnay (born Rózsi Tolnay) was born on 17 July 1914 in Budapest, as the daughter of István Tolnay and Eleonóra Siess. She spent her childhood in the small village of Mohora, Nógrád county, on the estate of her father. Finishing elementary school there, she continued secondary school studies in Balassagyarmat, two years at the school operated by Institutum Beatae Mariae Virginis in Nyíregyháza, finishing high school in Debrecen's School of Business. Singing and playing music since childhood, she followed the advice of newspaper editor János Bókay, and auditioned herself to prominent actors of the time, Gábor Rajnai, Jenő Heltai, and Sándor Hevesi. After these early attempts were not followed by desired results, she was mentored by Béla Gaál, thus starting her career as a film actress at the Hunnia Film Studio. Her first notable role was in Meseautó, after which she was hired by the Vígszínház theatre in 1934, to perform smaller roles. In 1936 she married Ákos Ráthonyi, a director, giving birth to daughter Zsuzsanna 4 years later. After World War II ended in 1945, Ákos Ráthonyi left Hungary, with their daughter following after the 1956 revolution. Leaving the Vígszínház for the Művész Theatre in 1946-7, she met Iván Darvas, whom she later married (but divorced in 1958). In 1947, together with Gyula Benkő and István Somló, she was appointed as the co-manager of the Vígszínház theatre, where she was a major participant in restoring the institution to its pre-war glory. After the theatre was disbanded by the government in 1950, she joined the Madách Theatre, where she worked until her death on 27 October 1998. Description above from the Wikipedia article Klári Tolnay, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jul 16, 1917 In Budapest, Hungary
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Dream Car 1934-12-14
Latest Project:
Movie Willy The Sparrow 1988-03-09
Known For
Poster of The Music's the Thing
Poster of Black Diamond
Poster of Dani
Poster of Azurexpress
Movie Willy The Sparrow Verbéna 1988-03-09
Movie Kaviár és lencse Matilde 1985-04-08
Movie Kojak in Budapest Szalánczyné 1980-06-05
Movie The Music's the Thing Zsazsa néni 1979-04-27
Movie Legato Zarkóczy Rózsika 1977-02-25
Movie Black Diamond Teudelinda grófnő 1977-02-17
Series A bunker Martinné 1977-03-25
Movie Time to Mature Nagymama 1976-04-28
Movie Good Evening, Love Juhászné 1972-02-09
Movie There Was Once a Family Bujták grófnõ 1972-04-20
Movie A Rose Garden of Six Acres Ilka néni 1970-08-18
Movie Dreams of Love Kozima, Liszt leánya 1970-10-22
Movie A ravaszdi leányzó és az IBUSZ vendégek Fölcint Lajosné 1968-03-10
Movie Hasty Marriage Anna - özvegy Komáromi Gézáné 1968-09-12
Movie The Widow and the Police Officer Unknown 1967-04-28
Movie The Aga's Testament Babocsainé 1967-12-21
Movie Father Anya 1966-01-01
Movie Well, Young Man? Unknown 1963-01-01
Movie Skylark Tóni, Vajkayné 1963-10-17
Movie The Land of Angels Unknown 1962-01-14
Movie A Bus Does Not Stop Unknown 1962-04-19
Movie Just a Joke Bende Etelka 1961-11-30
Movie Virrad Elza, Szabó's wife 1960-03-10
Movie Don't Keep Off the Grass Anna, Kéri felesége 1960-10-06
Movie For Whom the Larks Sing Unknown 1959-08-18
Movie What a Night! Karsai Klára 1958-09-24
Movie Tale on the 12 Points Bartháné, patikus 1957-02-07
Movie Dani Aranka 1957-02-19
Movie Gala Dinner Márta 1956-09-20
Movie Relatives Unknown 1954-01-01
Movie Mrs. Déry Déryné 1951-06-06
Movie Egy asszony elindul Bangháné, Ilonka 1949-10-07
Movie Tüz Asztalos Mária 1948-10-21
Movie The Siege of Beszterce Apolka 1948-01-01
Movie Szerencsés flótás Unknown 1943-01-01
Movie Rákóczi nótája Unknown 1943-01-01
Movie Fleeing Man Klára / Marianne 1943-01-01
Movie Féltékenység Eszter 1943-11-05
Movie Lady Over the Abyss Jánossy Éva 1943-12-28
Movie Férfihűség Unknown 1942-01-01
Movie Keresztúton Unknown 1942-01-01
Movie Pista tekintetes úr Unknown 1942-01-01
Movie Katyi Varga Kató / Katyi 1942-12-17
Movie Kádár vs. Kerekes Kádár Erzsi ügyvéd 1942-04-20
Movie Gentry Nest Kovács Zsuzsi 1942-09-11
Movie Back on the Road Anny 1941-02-17
Movie Three Bells Unknown 1941-01-01
Movie A Kiss and That's All Nadányi Ervinné, Anni 1941-01-15
Movie Alpine Sunlight Fifi, a vezérigazgató lánya 1941-05-21
Movie Silent Monastery Unknown 1941-08-23
Movie Az ördög nem alszik Éva 1941-10-16
Movie Tóparti látomás Unknown 1940-01-01
Movie Love Is Not a Shame Suzanne,francia nevelõnõ 1940-12-18
Movie Queen Elizabeth Unknown 1940-12-27
Movie Hat hét boldogság Unknown 1939-01-01
Movie Toprini nász A gróf felesége 1939-05-03
Movie Azurexpress Unknown 1938-01-01
Movie The Lady is a Little Crazy Takács Klári, Bimbi 1938-10-11
Movie The Crucial Moment Éva, Bálint Gábor felesége 1938-03-20
Movie The Borrowed Castle Mary, Gruber leánya 1937-10-26
Movie My Daughter Is Different Gitta, Hubay Péter lánya 1937-11-14
Movie There Are Exceptions Kántor Vera 1936-08-21
Movie The Wise Mother Erzsike 1935-07-15
Movie The Dream Car Sári 1934-12-14