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Bela Lugosi

Actor Bela Lugosi

Full Name: Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó
Profession: Actor

Nationality:
Austria
Austrian

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.

Born: October 20, 1882
Birthplace: Lugos, Austro-Hungarian Empire
Star Sign: Libra

Died: August 16, 1956 (aged 73)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

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Married Life

  • 1955-08-25 "Dracula" actor Bela Lugosi (72) weds Hope Lininger (36)

Historical Events

  • 1931-02-14 The original "Dracula" film starring Bela Lugosi as the titular vampire, is released
  • 1932-07-28 "White Zombie" - 1st feature length zombie film directed by Victor Halperin and starring Bela Lugosi is released in the US

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