Overview:

Legendary actor, B?la Lugosi, was born B?la Ferenc Dezs? Blask? on Oct 20, 1882 in Lugos, Austria?Hungary (now Lugoj, Romania). Lugosi died at the age of 73 on Aug 16, 1956 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA.

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. In addition, Lugosi was immortalized on a US postal stamp in 1997. Lugosi was never nominated for an Academy Award.

BlogHub Articles:

Bela Lugosi And His Personal Assistant Problem

By Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 9, 2019 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

While watching the Blu-ray of THE HUMAN MONSTER, a realization popped in my head. In that movie Bela Lugosi is assisted in his villainous activities by a disfigured hulking blind man played by Wilfred Walter. It occurred to me that throughout his screen career Lugosi had many unique "helpers" who di... Read full article


Book Review: BELA LUGOSI AND THE MONOGRAM NINE

By Dan Day, Jr. on Apr 26, 2019 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

The "Monogram Nine" is a phrase used to describe a series of films that starred Bela Lugosi and were produced by one of Hollywood's most notorious poverty row studios. The films were made under the Monogram banner between 1941 and 1944, and they are usually used as an example of how Bela Lugosi's ac... Read full article


5 Things You May Not Know about Bela Lugosi

By minooallen on Oct 20, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

5 Things You May Not Know about Bela Lugosi Like today is his birthday. Happy 135th Birthday to the legend?Bela Lugosi! ..? 1) He was born to play Dracula For real tho… Bela Lugosi was born Bela Ferenc Dezso Blasko in former Austria-Hungarian Empire. His hometown of Lugos was only about fifty... Read full article


Summer Camp Week 6: Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)

By Summer Reeves on Jul 1, 2015 From Serendipitous Anachronisms

Summer Camp Week 6: Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla (1952) 01 Wednesday Jul 2015 Posted by Summer Reeves in 1950s, Camp/Kitsch, Comedy, Comedy Teams, Musicals, Romance ≈ 1 Comment Tags1950s, Animals, Blogathon, Comedy, Comedy Teams, Mo... Read full article


The Invisible Ray (1936) with Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff

By Greg Orypeck on Jun 18, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Destruction to all he touched or looked upon! The last time we met Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi at this site and under this byline was in The Black Cat (1934).? Well, gentle reader, in comparing that film with The Invisible Ray, made two years later and featuring the same two actors, w... Read full article


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Dr. Eric Vornoff: Don't mind Lobo. He's as harmless as a kitten.


Joseph: I know you kill people to sell bodies.
Cabman John Gray: You say you came here of your own account. No-one sent you, no-one knows you're here?
Joseph: Give me money or I tell the police that you murder the subjects.
Cabman John Gray: Well, Joseph, you shall have money, why should you not? I don't suppose the great Dr MacFarlane is over lavish with his pay?
Joseph: No.


Dr. Eric Vornoff: My dear professor Strowsky, twenty years ago, I was banned from my home land, parted from my wife and son, never to see them again. Why? Because I suggested to use the atom elements, for producing super beings, beings of unthinkable strength and size. I was classed as a madman, a charlatan, outlawed in a world of science which previously honored me as a genius. Now here in this forsaken jungle Hell I have proven that I am alright. No, Professor Strowski, it is no laughing matter.


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Bela Lugosi was the subject of "Bela Lugosi's Dead," the first single by English rock band Bauhaus. It was released in August 1979 and it is often considered to be the first gothic rock record.

A statue of Bela Lugosi is located near one of the corners of the Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest. Vajdahunyad Castle, or Vajdahunyad-vár, is a castle in City Park, Budapest, Hungary, that was built between 1896 and 1908, designed by Ignác Alpár.

In Tim Burton's 1994 Ed Wood, Bela Lugosi is played by Martin Landau in an interpretation for which Landau received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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