Hungarian writerDied when: 68 years 18 days (816 months)
Star Sign: Virgo
Lajos Bíró (IPA: [ˈlɒjoʒ ˈbiːroː]; born Lajos Blau; 22 August 1880 – 9 September 1948) was a Hungarian novelist, playwright, and screenwriter who wrote many films from the early 1920s through the late 1940s.
He was born in Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary (now Oradea, Romania) and eventually moved to the United Kingdom where he worked as a scenario chief for London Film Productions run by Alexander Korda, collaborating on many screenplays with Arthur Wimperis.
He died in London on 9 September 1948 of a heart attack.He is buried in the northern section of Hampstead Cemetery in north London.
In 1929, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Writing for The Last Command, but lost to Ben Hecht for Underworld, the only other nomination in this category.