Full Name: 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
- 1932-07-28 "White Zombie" - 1st feature length zombie film directed by Victor Halperin and starring Bela Lugosi is released in the US