Albert Kish Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Career and Death.
Albert Kish Net Worth – Albert Kish (14 May 1937 – 23 October 2015) was a Hungarian-Canadian film-director and editor. (He anglicized his name from Kiss to Kish when he settled in Canada.)
Early Life and Career
Albert was born in Eger, Hungary in 1937, the son of Olga Weisz, a clothing store manager and Albert Kiss a customs officer. His studies in Hungary were interrupted by the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, after which he went to Austria.
While in Vienna, he saw for the first time, films from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) which greatly impressed him. He arrived in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on March 1957 with Bela Balazs’s book, “Film Kultura” under his arm.
For several years he worked in the private film and advertising industries in Montreal and Toronto as a still photographer, cameraman, editor and later, as an independent filmmaker.
In 1964 he joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Toronto as a film editor, and within a period of three years, was promoted to the senior film editor. He joined the NFB in Montreal, in 1967 for a long and distinguished career during which time he has directed and edited over 30 films.
In 1973, he received a Senior Arts Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts and spent 4 months at the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest Hungary, and another 4 months in Hollywood, California.
In October 2015, he died of cancer at the Toronto General Hospital. He was with his wife of 21 years, Katalin Futo. He had two sons, Bert, and Colin from a previous marriage, and two grandsons, Aris and Ryan.
Bert Kish sadly passed away on the 24th of May, 2017. His loss was greatly felt by his family, peers, and friends as well. When he passed away, there was an outpouring of condolence messages from friends and fans who were certainly going to miss him.
He was described by friends as one of the kindest, sweetest and the most passionate person they knew reiterating the fact that his death was greatly felt.
Sadly the cause of his death has not been revealed to the public; but it is known he died almost two years after the death of his father, Albert, who passed away on the 23rd of October, 2015. Albert died in Toronto General Hospital after suffering from cancer.
One thing is for certain, both Albert and Bert Kish’s legacy will continue to live on, thanks to their hard work, tenacity, and passion.