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Eugene Ormandy

AKA Jenö Blau

Born: 18-Nov-1899
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 12-Mar-1985
Location of death: Philadelphia, PA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Conductor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Music Director, Philadelphia Orchestra, 1938-80

Father: Benjamin Blau (dentist)
Mother: Rosalie Berger
Wife: Stephanie Goldner ("Steffy", harpist, m. 8-Aug-1922, div. 4-Aug-1947)
Wife: Margaret Frances Hitsch (m. 15-May-1950)

    University: Royal Academy of Music, Budapest
    Teacher: Violin, Royal Academy of Music, Budapest

    Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director (1938-80)
    Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor (1936-38)
    Minnesota Orchestra Music Director (1931-36)
    French Legion of Honor 1952
    Sibelius Medal 1965
    Knight of the British Empire 1976
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6926 Hollywood Blvd. (recording)
    Naturalized US Citizen 1927

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Night Song (10-Nov-1947) · Himself


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