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            Bela Lugosi (1882–1956)

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            Bela Lugosi was born Béla Ferenc Dezs? Blaskó 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 ... See full bio »

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             1956 The Black Sleep
             1955 Bride of the Monster
            Dr. Eric Vornoff
             1954 The Red Skelton Show (TV Series)
            Prof. Lugosi
            - Dial 'B' for Brush (1954) ... Prof. Lugosi
             1953 Glen or Glenda
             1952 Mother Riley Meets the Vampire
            The Vampire
             1950 The Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show (TV Series)
            Count Dracula
            - Episode #1.3 (1950) ... Count Dracula
             1949 Suspense (TV Series)
            Gen. Fortunato
            - A Cask of Amontillado (1949) ... Gen. Fortunato
             1949 Texaco Star Theatre Starring Milton Berle (TV Series)
            Count Dracula
            - Episode #2.2 (1949) ... Count Dracula
             1947 Scared to Death
            Prof. Leonide
             1946 Genius at Work
             1945 Zombies on Broadway
            Professor Paul Renault
             1945 The Body Snatcher
             1944 One Body Too Many
             1944 Return of the Ape Man
            Prof. Dexter
             1944 Voodoo Man
            Dr. Marlowe
             1943 The Return of the Vampire
            Armand Tesla / Dr. Hugo Bruckner
             1943 Ghosts on the Loose
             1943 The Ape Man
            Dr. James Brewster
             1942 Bowery at Midnight
            Professor Brenner aka Karl Wagner
             1942 Night Monster
             1942 The Corpse Vanishes
            Dr. George Lorenz
             1942 Black Dragons
            Dr. Melcher aka Monsieur Colomb / Cell Prisoner
             1941 The Wolf Man
             1941 Spooks Run Wild
             1941 The Black Cat
            Eduardo Vigos
             1941 Invisible Ghost
            Charles Kessler
             1940 You'll Find Out
            Prince Saliano
             1940 The Devil Bat
            Dr. Paul Carruthers
             1940 Black Friday
            Eric Marnay
             1940 The Saint's Double Trouble
            The Partner
             1939 Ninotchka
            Commissar Razinin
             1939 The Dark Eyes of London
            Dr. Feodor Orloff
             1939 The Gorilla
             1939 Son of Frankenstein
             1939 The Phantom Creeps
            Dr. Alex Zorka
             1937 SOS Coast Guard
             1936/I Shadow of Chinatown
            Victor Poten
             1936 Postal Inspector
            Gregory Benez
             1936 The Invisible Ray
            Dr. Felix Benet
             1935 The Mystery of the Mary Celeste
            Anton Lorenzen / A. Gottlieb
             1935 Murder by Television
            Dr. Arthur Perry / Edwin Perry
             1935 Chandu on the Magic Island
            Frank Chandler (Chandu)
             1935 The Raven
            Dr. Richard Vollin
             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/I The Return of Chandu
            Frank Chandler (Chandu)
             1934 Gift of Gab
            French Apache Dancer
             1934 The Black Cat
            Dr. Vitus Werdegast
             1933 The Devil's in Love
            Military Prosecutor (uncredited)
             1933 International House
            General Nicholas Branovsky Petronovich
             1933 Night of Terror
             1933 The Whispering Shadow
            Professor Adam Anton Strang
             1933 Hollywood on Parade No. A-8 (Short)
             1932 Island of Lost Souls
            Sayer of the Law
             1932 The Death Kiss
            Joseph Steiner
             1932 Chandu the Magician
             1932 White Zombie
            'Murder' Legendre
             1932 Murders in the Rue Morgue
            Dr. Mirakle
             1931 Broadminded
            Pancho Arango
             1931 The Black Camel
             1931 Women of All Nations
            Prince Hassan (uncredited)
             1931 50 Million Frenchmen
            Orizon - Magician (uncredited)
             1931 Dracula
            Count Dracula
             1930 Oh, for a Man!
             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 The Last Performance
            Erik's Screen Voice in Hungarian Version (voice, uncredited)
             1929 Prisoners
            Brottos--Nightclub Owner
             1929 The Veiled Woman
            Murdered Suitor
             1928 How to Handle Women
            Diplomat's Aide (uncredited)
             1926 Punchinello (Short)
             1925 Daughters Who Pay
            Serge Romonsky
             1925 The Midnight Girl
            Nicholas Harmon
             1924 He Who Gets Slapped
            A Clown (uncredited)
             1924 The Rejected Woman
            Jean Gagnon (as Mr. Bela Lugosi)
             1923 The Silent Command
            Hisston (as Belo Lugosi)
             1920 Die Todeskarawane
             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
            Casanova (as Olt Arisztid)
             1918 A leopárd
            Cox, Orlay Pál,építész (as Olt Arisztid)
             1918 Lulu (as Arisztid Olt)
             1918 Az ezredes
            Ezredes (as Olt Arisztid)
             1918 Küzdelem a Létért
            Orlay Pál, építész (as Olt Arisztid)
             1918 99
            Kurt Lingner (as Albert Lugesi)
             1918 Tavaszi vihar
            Renner f?lbirtokos, a férje (as Olt Arisztid)
             1918 Nászdal
            Bertram, hegedümüvész (as Olt Arisztid)
             1918 álarcosbál
            René (as Olt Arisztid)
             1918 A Régiséggyüjt? (Short) (as Arisztid Olt)
             1918 Az élet királya
            Lord Henry Wotton (as Olt Arisztid)
             1918 Lili
            Plinchard / General (as Arisztid Olt)
             1917 Leoni Leo
            Leoni Leo (as Arisztid Olt)
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            Personal Details

            Other Works:

            Stage: Appeared (as "Jonathan Brewster") in ""Arsenic and Old Lace", San Francisco, CA. See more »

            Publicity Listings:

            7 Biographical Movies | 17 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 29 Articles | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

            Official Sites:

            Lugosi Enterprises

            Alternate Names:

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


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            In his collaborations with Boris Karloff at Universal, it was Karloff who always got top billing. When these same films were released as part of a DVD box set in 2005, Universal wisely chose to market them as "The Bela Lugosi Collection", the most popular---and therefore more bankable---star between of them both. See more »


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