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Bela Lugosi (1882–1956)


It's ironic that Martin Landau won an Oscar for impersonating Bela Lugosi (in Ed Wood (1994)) when Lugosi himself never came within a mile of one, but that's just the latest of many sad ironies surrounding Lugosi's career. Bela Lugosi was born Be'la Ferenc Dezso Blasko on October 20, 1882, Lugos, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (now Lugoj, Romania), to ... See full bio »

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 1949 Suspense (TV Series)
Gen. Fortunato
- A Cask of Amontillado (1949) ... Gen. Fortunato
 1946 Genius at Work
Stone
 1944 One Body Too Many
Merkil
 1943 Ghosts on the Loose
Emil
 1942 Night Monster
Rolf
 1941 Invisible Ghost
Mr. Kessler
 1940 You'll Find Out
Prince Saliano
 1937 SOS Coast Guard
Boroff
 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 Gift of Gab
French Apache Dancer
 1933 The Devil's in Love
Military Prosecutor (uncredited)
 1933 International House
General Petronovich
 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
Emcee - Hungarian Version (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 (as Mr. Bela Lugosi)
 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
 1919 Casanova (as Arisztid Olt)
 1918 A leopárd
Orlay Pál,építész (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
Kurt Lingner (as Albert Lugesi)
 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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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Sergius Chernoff") in "Open House" on Broadway. Comedy/drama. Written by Samuel R. Golding. Directed by Henry Stillman and Ronald William Lawrence. Daly's 63rd Street Theatre: 14 Dec 1925-Feb 1926 (closing date unknown/73 performances). Cast: Albert Andruss (erroneously credited as Albert Andrus; as "Basil ... See more »

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7 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 24 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mr. Blasko | Albert Lugesi | Béla Lugosi | Mr. Bela Lugosi | Arisztid Olt

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[to director Edward D. Wood Jr., on the set of one of his legendary turkeys] This is the most uncomfortable coffin I've ever been in. See more »

Trivia:

His first stage role in the United States was "The Red Poppy". Unable to speak English, he was forced to learn the role by rote. He was rewarded with excellent reviews and earned his first American film role, a villainous role in The Silent Command (1923) as a result. See more »

Trademark:

Best known for his roles in horror films and particularly in films produced by Universal Studios See more »

Nickname:

Dracula See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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