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Bela Lugosi 1882 - 1956

Bela Lugosi
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47 movies | 57 Blu-ray releases | 82 DVD releases

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 Paula de Vojnich and István Blaskó, a banker. He was the youngest of four children. During WWI, he volunteered and was commissioned as an infantry lieutenant, and was wounded three times. A distinguished stage actor in his native Hungary, Austria-Hungary, he ended up a drug-addicted pauper in Hollywood, thanks largely to typecasting brought about by his most famous role. He began his stage career in 1901 and started appearing in films during World War I, fleeing to Germany in 1919 as a result of his left-wing political activity (he organized an actors' union). In 1920 he emigrated to the US and made a living as a character actor, shooting to fame when he played Count Dracula in the legendary 1927 Broadway stage adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel. It ran for three years, and was subsequently, and memorably, filmed by Tod Browning in 1931, establishing Lugosi as one of the screen's greatest personifications of pure evil. Also in 1931, he became a U.S. citizen. Sadly, his reputation rapidly declined, mainly because he was only too happy to accept any part (and script) handed to him, and ended up playing pathetic parodies of his greatest role, in low-grade poverty row shockers. He ended his career working for the legendary Worst Director of All Time, Edward D. Wood Jr.. Lugosi was married Ilona Szmik (1917 - 1920), Ilona von Montagh (? - ?), and Lillian Arch (1933 - 1951). He is the father of Bela Lugosi Jr. (1938 - ?). Lugosi helped organize the Screen Actors Guild in the mid-'30s, joining as member number 28. Bela Lugosi died of a heart attack August 16, 1956. He was buried in his full Dracula costume, including a cape.

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7.3
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Based on 47 movies and 782 ratings

Highest rated
: 7.9 / 10 Abbott and Co... (1948)
Lowest rated
: 5.2 / 10 Plan 9 from O... (1959)


Filmography >

Night Gallery (1969-1973)
7.5 33
Night Gallery
1969-1973
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
5.2 182
Plan 9 from Outer Space
1959
Bride of the Monster (1955)
6.3 6
Bride of the Monster
1955
Glen or Glenda (1953)
6.2 5
Glen or Glenda
1953
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
7.9 300
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
1948
Scared to Death (1947)
7.2 4
Scared to Death
1947
The Body Snatcher (1945)
7.5 6
The Body Snatcher
1945
Zombies on Broadway (1945)
Zombies on Broadway
1945
The Return of the Vampire (1944)
6.9 15
The Return of the Vampire
1944
One Body Too Many (1944)
7.2 4
One Body Too Many
1944
The Ape Man (1943)
6.7 7
The Ape Man
1943
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
6.7 10
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
1943
Ghosts on the Loose (1943)
Ghosts on the Loose
1943
The Corpse Vanishes (1942)
6.4 4
The Corpse Vanishes
1942
Bowery at Midnight (1942)
7.3 2
Bowery at Midnight
1942
Black Dragons (1942)
7.2 3
Black Dragons
1942
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
6.7 7
The Ghost of Frankenstein
1942
Night Monster (1942)
7.3 3
Night Monster
1942
The Wolf Man (1941)
7.5 848
The Wolf Man
1941
Invisible Ghost (1941)
7.3 4
Invisible Ghost
1941
The Black Cat (1941)
7.2 6
The Black Cat
1941
Spooks Run Wild (1941)
Spooks Run Wild
1941
The Devil Bat (1940)
6.6 18
The Devil Bat
1940
Black Friday (1940)
7.1 1
Black Friday
1940
You'll Find Out (1940)
7.2
You'll Find Out
1940
Ninotchka (1939)
7.6 44
Ninotchka
1939
The Human Monster (1939)
7 2
The Human Monster
1939
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
7.1 10
Son of Frankenstein
1939
The Phantom Creeps (1939)
6.8 7
The Phantom Creeps
1939
The Gorilla (1939)
The Gorilla
1939
The Invisible Ray (1936)
7.1 1
The Invisible Ray
1936
Shadow of Chinatown (1936)
6.9 4
Shadow of Chinatown
1936
The Raven (1935)
7.2 4
The Raven
1935
Murder by Television (1935)
7.2 2
Murder by Television
1935
Mark of the Vampire (1935)
7.2 6
Mark of the Vampire
1935
The Black Cat (1934)
7.3 15
The Black Cat
1934
The Return of Chandu (1934)
7.3 4
The Return of Chandu
1934
The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934)
6.9 4
The Mysterious Mr. Wong
1934
The Whispering Shadow (1933)
1
The Whispering Shadow
1933
Island of Lost Souls (1932)
7.8 645
Island of Lost Souls
1932
White Zombie (1932)
6.7 79
White Zombie
1932
The Death Kiss (1932)
7.1 5
The Death Kiss
1932
Chandu the Magician (1932)
7 2
Chandu the Magician
1932
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
7.2 2
Murders in the Rue Morgue
1932
Dracula (1931)
7.5 929
Dracula
1931
The Black Camel (1931)
1
The Black Camel
1931
Broadminded (1931)
Broadminded
1931



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