Hanna Hertelendy

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Hanna Hertelendy (1919–2008), aka Hanna Landy, was an Hungarian-American film and television actress. She was born as Ilona Zimka near Budapest on October 5, 1919, and married Istvan Hertelendy in 1940. She became a successful stage actress in Budapest, essaying such roles as Ophelia (Hamlet), Irina (Chekhov's Three Sisters), in Molnar's Liliom and in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls. Hanna Hertelendy starred in several Hungarian movies at the end of World War II. In 1945 she married American consul Ernst Polutnik, who helped many Hungarians to obtain visas and passage to the United States. She came to New York City and, in 1947, became a life-long member of the Actors Studio. She worked for Radio Free Europe and was featured in many television dramas in the 1950s under her American stage name, Hanna Landy, including one of the first General Electric Theaters (1954), the Kraft Television Theatre, Lux Video Theatre, the Alcoa Hour, Ford Television Theatre, et al. She continued to act on television in such series as Peter Gunn, Perry Mason, Barnaby Jones, Ironside, Marcus Welby, M.D., The Fugitive, Dr. Kildare, and Columbo.
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