Hungarian silent film actor Gyula Zilahy (sometimes spelled Zilahi) was born on the date in Zilah, Hungary/Astro-Hungarian Empire (now Zalau, Romania). He is known to have entered films in 1914, starting out both directing and acting in the Hungarian language silent Örház a Kárpátokban, the bulk of which was directed by fellow Hungarian Alexander Korda under his birth name of Korda Sándor. He has only two director credits to his name, the second of which came just one year after his first with A becsapott újságíró, which was likewise also co-directed with Korda, and in which he also acted. In between the releases, Zilahy garnered his only career production credit with Korda's Tutyu és Totyó; again he also acted in the film. In all, Zilahy appeared in 20 films in his lifetime (he seems to have been primarily a stage actor), only two of them in the sound era, and all of them in Hungary. The last silent film that acted in was István György's Tavasz a viharban in 1929. He made just two films in the 1930's (1932 and 1933). Zilahy died in Budapest at the age of 79 on the 16th of May. He is buried there in the Kerepesi Cemetery.