Full Name: Bela Lugosi [Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó]
Why Famous: Famous for portraying Count Dracula in the original 1931 film and for his roles in various other horror films. Through the 1930s, he occupied an important niche in popular horror films, with their Eastern European setting.
- 1955-08-25 "Dracula" actor Bela Lugosi (72) weds Hope Lininger (36)
- 1931-02-14 The original "Dracula" film starring Bela Lugosi as the titular vampire, is released