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Vilma Banky in a Ballet dance pose publicity shot.

Stage Name

Birth Name

Vilma Bánky

Vilma Lonchit

    Billed as 'The Hungarian Rhapsody', originally a silent movie actress from Hungary, signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and was billed as the 'The Hungarian Rhapsody'. Danced in the movie 'Son Of The Sheik' as an Arab dancer. Banky had Ballet training as a young girl and danced in a few of her films. Her first talking movie was 'This Is Heaven' in 1929.

    Banky's career died with the advent of sound because audiences found it difficult to understand her heavily accented English. She retired from films in the late 1920's after marrying movie star Rod La Rocque.

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Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

Nagyrodog, Hungary 1/9/1898 - 3/18/1991 Rod La Rocque (1927) n/a
       

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Ballet Rod La Rocque Grieving
Ballroom Valentino      
Tango            

Night Clubs

Theaters

Stage

n/a Lyceum Theatre (1930) 1930 - Cherries are Ripe
     

Films

Television

Other

1920 - Im letzten Augenblick n/a 4/2/1927 - Picture Show Mag
1921 - Galathea            
1921 - Tavaszi szerelem            
1921 - Veszélyben a pokol            
1922 - A Halott szerelme            
1922 - Kauft Mariett-Aktien            
1922 - Schattenkinder des Glücks            
1923 - Das Bildnis            
1924 - Die Letzte Stunde            
1924 - Der Zirkuskönig            
1924 - The Lady From Paris            
1924 - Verbotene Land            
1925 - Dark Angel            
$1925 - The Eagle ( DVD)            
1925 - Soll man heiraten?            
$1926 - Son of the Sheik ( DVD)            
1926 - Winning of Barbara Worth            
1927 - Die Dame von Paris            
1927 - The Magic Flame            
1927 - Night of Love            
1928 - Two Lovers            
1929 - This Is Heaven            
1930 - A Lady to Love            
1930 - Die Sehnsucht jeder Frau            
1932 - Der Rebell ( The Rebel)            

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