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Eugene Ormandy (Jeno Blau)

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Budapest, Hungary
Eugene Ormandy conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra for 44 years, one of the longest tenures of a maestro and one orchestra. The Philadelphia under Ormandy's direction wad extremely popular, winning two Grammy Awards and being awarded three gold records for sales exceeding 500,000 units.

The maestro was born Jeno Ormandy-Blau on November 18, 1899 in Budapest in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the son of Jewish parents. His father, Benjamin, was a dentist who was an amateur violinist. The five-year-old Jeno studied violin at the Royal National Hungarian Academy of Music and began performing at age seven. Read more...

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Character: Himself - Orchestra Conductor

Show-Business at War 1943

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Character: Himself - Conductor

Omnibus 1952

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Character: Himself - Conductor

The Revlon Revue 1959

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