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Biography

Bela Lugosi in The Devil Bat (1940)

Source: Wikipedia

Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó (20 October 1882 – 16 August 1956), better known as Bela Lugosi, was a Hungarian-American actor, famous for portraying Count Dracula in the original 1931 film and for his roles in various other horror films.

Fact file

  • Born: Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó 20 October 1882 Lugos, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary
  • Died: 16 August 1956 (aged 73) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Heart attack
  • Resting place: Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Other names: The King of Horror
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1901 or 1902–1956
  • Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
  • Spouse(s): Ilona Szmick (m. 1917; div. 1920) Ilona von Montagh (m. 1921; div. 1924) Beatrice Weeks (m. 1929; div. 1929) Lillian Arch (m. 1933; div. 1953) Hope Lininger (m. 1955–56)
  • Children: Bela George Lugosi
  • Parent(s): István Blaskó (father) Paula de Vojnich (mother)
  • Website: www.belalugosi.com

Read more about Bela Lugosi at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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'Hotel Transylvania 3': Ranking the best movie Draculas, from Bela Lugosi to Adam Sandler
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Dracula, the minimalist: How Philip Glass' music keeps bringing Bela Lugosi back from the dead
LA Times Entertainme, 2017-10-25 16:45:00
Philip Glass' new score for the 1931 silent film "Dracula" is a Halloween hit, revived once again by the Kronos Quartet at Segerstrom in Costa Mesa. Glass will play piano himself at the live concert screening.

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