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Victor Varconi
Born Mihály Várkonyi
March 31, 1891(1891-03-31)
Kisvárda, Austria-Hungary
Died June 6, 1976 (aged 85)
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1913ÔÇö1959

Victor Varconi (March 31, 1891 ÔÇô June 6, 1976) was a highly successful silent film star in Hungary. Born Mih├íly V├írkonyi in Kisv├írda, Austria-Hungary, he was the first Hungarian actor to make a film in the United States.

He worked under contract to Cecil B. DeMille, and played Pontius Pilate in DeMille's 1927 production of The King of Kings.

Varconi's popularity waned with the advent of the talkie, and he worked on the New York City stage and wrote for radio.

He died from a heart attack in Santa Barbara, California on June 6, 1976, at the age of 85 and was interred at the Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles, California, USA.

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