Ilona Massey

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Birthday
16, 1910
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Aug 20, 1974 (64)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
16, 1910
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Aug 20, 1974 (64)

About

Remembered best for her roles in such 1930s and '40s films as Rosalie and Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, this Hungarian-born actress also performed on Broadway in the Ziegfeld Follies.

Before Fame

She grew up in Budapest, Hungary, and became an American citizen in her mid-thirties.

Trivia

In the early 1950s, she performed on an espionage-themed NBC Radio program titled Top Secret.

Family Life

Her first three marriages -- to Nick Szavazd, American movie actor Alan Curtis, and Charles Walker -- all ended in divorce. Her fourth marriage, to prominent attorney Donald Dawson, began in 1955 and ended with her death in 1974.

Associated With

She appeared with Groucho Marx in the 1949 Marx Brothers musical film Love Happy.