Ernest Laszlo
Date of Birth
Apr 23, 1905
Birth Place:
Budapest, Hungary


Though his last name revealed his Hungarian heritage, cinematographer Ernest Laszlo claimed Yugoslavia as his birthplace. In the US by age 21, Laszlo began his film career as an assistant cameraman. In 1930, he became a camera operator, after working on the second unit of Howard Hughes' Hell's Angels (1930); ten years later, he was a full-fledged director of photography. Much of his '40s career...