Károly Lajthay

Károly Lajthay (7 December 1883[1] – 30 August 1946)[2] was a Hungarian film director, actor and screenwriter. He directed 17 films between 1918 and 1944. He also appeared in 13 films between 1916 and 1920. He was born in Marosvásárhely, Austria-Hungary (now Târgu Mureş, Romania). He directed the first film version of Dracula entitled Drakula halála (1923). Lajthay died in Budapest, Hungary.

Károly Lajthay
Born7 December 1883
Marosvásárhely, Austria-Hungary (now Târgu Mureş, Romania)
Died30 August 1946(1946-08-30) (aged 62)
Budapest, Hungary
Other namesLajthay le Derlé Károly
Karl Lajthay
Charles Le Derlé
Charles Lederle
OccupationFilm director
Years active1916–1944

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