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Bela Lugosi (1882–1956)


Born Be'la Ferenc Dezso Blasko on October 20, 1882, Lugos, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (now Lugoj, Romania) . The youngest of four children. During WWI, volunteered and was commissioned as an infantry lieutenant. Wounded three times. Married Ilona Szmik (1917 - 1920) Arrived in New York City in December, 1920. Married Ilona von Montagh (? - ?) Became ... See full bio »

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 1956 The Black Sleep
Casimir
 1954 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Count Dracula
- Mad Scientist (1954) ... Count Dracula
 1950 The Paul Winchell Show (TV Series)
Count Dracula
- Episode #1.3 (1950) ... Count Dracula
 1949 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
Count Dracula
- Episode #2.2 (1949) ... Count Dracula
 1946 Genius at Work
Stone
 1944 One Body Too Many
Merkil
 1943 Ghosts on the Loose
Emil
 1942 Bowery at Midnight
Professor Brenner / Karl Wagner
 1942 Night Monster
Rolf
 1942 Black Dragons
Dr. Melcher / Monsieur Colomb
 1941 Spooks Run Wild
Nardo
 1941 Invisible Ghost
Mr. Kessler
 1940 You'll Find Out
Prince Saliano
 1939 The Human Monster
Dr. Feodor Orloff / Prof. John Dearborn
 1937 SOS Coast Guard
Boroff, alias M.A. Anderson
 1936 Postal Inspector
Gregory Benez
 1935 Phantom Ship
Anton Lorenzen / A. Gottlieb
 1935 Murder by Television
Dr. Arthur Perry / Edwin Perry
 1935 Mark of the Vampire
Count Mora
 1935 The Best Man Wins
Doc Boehm
 1934 The Mysterious Mr. Wong
Mr. Fu Wong aka Li See (as Béla Lugosi)
 1934 Gift of Gab
French Apache Dancer
 1934 I Hate Women
Waiter
 1933 The Devil's in Love
Military Prosecutor (uncredited)
 1933 International House
General Petronovich
 1933 The Whispering Shadow
Professor Adam Anton Strang
 1931 The Black Camel
Tarneverro / Arthur Mayo
 1931 Women of All Nations
Prince Hassan (uncredited)
 1931 50 Million Frenchmen
Orizon - Magician (uncredited)
 1930 Oh, for a Man!
Frescatti
 1930 Viennese Nights
Count von Ratz, Hungarian Ambassador (uncredited)
 1930 Renegades
The Marabout - Sheik Muhammed Halid
 1930 Wild Company
Felix Brown
 1930 King of Jazz
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1930 Such Men Are Dangerous
Dr. Goodman
 1929 The Thirteenth Chair
Inspector Delzante
 1929 Prisoners
Brottos, Nightclub Owner
 1929 The Veiled Woman
Murdered suitor
 1928 How to Handle Women
Diplomat's Aide (uncredited)
 1927 The Last Performance
Erik's Screen Voice in Hungarian Version (voice, uncredited)
 1926 Punchinello (Short)
Harlequin
 1925 Daughters Who Pay
Serge Romonsky
 1925 The Midnight Girl
Nicholas Harmon
 1924 He Who Gets Slapped
Clown Extra (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1924 The Rejected Woman
Jean Gagnon
 1923 The Silent Command
Hisston
 1920 Caravan of Death
Scheik
 1920 Der Januskopf
Dr. Warren's Diener
 1920 Die Sklavenhalter von Kansas-City
George Corvin
 1920 Der Fluch der Menschheit
Andrew Fleurot
 1920 Der Fluch der Menschheit - 2
Andre Fleurot
 1920 Sklaven fremden Willens
Professor Mors
 1918 A leopárd
Orlay Pál,építész (as Arisztid Olt)
 1918 Casanova (as Arisztid Olt)
 1918 Lulu (as Arisztid Olt)
 1918 Masked Ball
René (as Arisztid Olt)
 1918 Tavaszi vihar (as Arisztid Olt)
 1918 Küzdelem a Létért
Orlay Paál architect (as Arisztid Olt)
 1918 99
 1918 Az élet királya
Lord Henry Wotton (as Arisztid Olt)
 1918 Lili
Plinchard / General (as Arisztid Olt)
 1917 A Régiséggyüjtö (Short) (as Arisztid Olt)
 1917 Az ezredes (as Arisztid Olt)
 1917 Leoni Leo
Leoni Leo (as Arisztid Olt)
 1917 Nászdal
Bertram (as Arisztid Olt)
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Play: "The Devil Also Dreams" (1950) (as "Hungarian butler"), Montreal See more »

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7 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 17 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mr. Blasko | Béla Lugosi | Arisztid Olt

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

Every actor's greatest ambition is to create his own, definite and original role, a character with which he will always be identified. In my case, that role was Dracula. See more »

Trivia:

Accoding to biographer Robert Cremer Lugosi was not only the finest party host among Hugarian members of the Hollywood community but also an inveterate practical joker. When other expatriates like Joe Pasternak, Iloma Massey, Michael Curtiz, Willy Pogany, and Michael Curtiz were guests, he would hire comic actor Vince Barnett to play the part of a clumsy waiter spilling drinks and dropping plates... See more »

Trademark:

Pale complexion See more »

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Adelbert See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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