Date of Birth: May 26, 1891
Place of Birth: Budapest, Austria-Hungary (now Hungary)
Date of Death: August 15, 1971
Place of Death: Tangier, Morocco
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Paul Lukas was a Hungarian-born American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Watch on the Rhine (1943).
Paul was born in Budapest, Hungary. Paul was evidently the son of Mária (Schneckendorf) and Adolf Munkácsi, according to a marriage record. Biographical articles, however, list Paul as the son of Mária (Zilahy) and János Lukács.
Paul is described as Jewish in reference books, although a marriage record evidently describes him as Catholic. Conversion from Judaism to Catholicism was common among some Hungarian Jews. Schneckendorf is usually a Jewish surname.
Paul left Hungary for the U.S. around 1927, becoming an American citizen in the 1930s.
He was married to Gizella “Daisy” Benes, until her death, and to Annette M. Driesens, until his death.
Source: Paul Lukas on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org