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.

MINI BIO:

Transylvanian-born actor of dominant and rather forbidding personality. After becoming a romantic idol of the Hungarian stage, he fled the country in the face of an oppressive regime and ended in Hollywood, where his performance as Dracula type-cast him in horror for the rest of his career. His later years were dogged by a (finally victorious) battle against drug addiction. Died from a heart attack. Five times married.

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HONORS and AWARDS:

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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:

Dracula (1931): Starring Bela Lugosi

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 6, 2023 From 4 Star Films

As the story behind Universal’s Dracula unfolds, it’s a joy to pinpoint all the elements helping to intensify the dread and solidify it among the studio’s emerging array of horror classics. There has to be a kind of mythology and lore that the scares can be built out of. The protec... Read full article


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


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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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