Karl Hajos

Karl Hajos (born Hajós Károly,[1] January 28, 1889 – February 1, 1950) was a Hungarian composer who worked on many film scores. Born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Hajos emigrated to the United States in 1924 and worked in Hollywood. Beginning in the late silent era, he worked on over 100 films with a variety of directors and studios. He was one of nine composers employed on the 1931 Western Fighting Caravans.[2] In 1934, he worked on Cecil B. Demille's thriller Four Frightened People. He was nominated for two Academy Awards, in 1944 and 1945 in the Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture category for Summer Storm and The Man Who Walked Alone, respectively.[3]

Karl Hajos
Hajós Károly

28 January 1889
Died1 February 1950 (aged 61)

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  1. ^ "Hajós Károly". Magyar Színművészeti Lexikon (in Hungarian). 1929–1931. Retrieved 2020-01-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Wierzbicki p.135
  3. ^ "Search: Karl Hajos". Oscars.org. Retrieved 2020-01-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)


  • Wierzbicki, Eugene. Music, Sound and Filmmakers: Sonic Style in Cinema. Routledge, 2012.

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