Bela Lugosi

Name in Native Language: "Lugosi Béla" (Hungarian/HU)
Actor | * 10/20/1882 († 73, 08/16/1956) | Lugos, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary [now Lugoj, Timis County, Romania]
Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó (Hungarian: [ˈbeːlɒ ˈfɛrɛnt͡s ˈdɛʒøː ˈblɒʃkoː]; October 20, 1882 – August 16, 1956), known professionally as Bela Lugosi (Hungarian: [ˈluɡoʃi]), was a Hungarian–American actor, best remembered for portraying Count Dracula in the 1931 horror film classic Dracula, Ygor in Son of Frankenstein (1939) and his roles in many other horror films from 1931 through 1956. Lugosi began acting on the Hungarian stage in 1902. After playing in 172 productions in his native Hungary, Lugosi moved on to appear in Hungarian silent films in 1917. He had to suddenly emigrate to Germany after the failed Hungarian Communist Revolution of 1919 because of his former socialist activities (organizing a stage actors' union), leaving his first wife in the process. He acted in several films in Weimar Germany, before arriving in New Orleans as a seaman on a merchant ship, then making his way north to New York City and Ellis Island. In 1927, he starred as Count Dracula<..."> ()
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Bela Lugosi (born Bela Ferenc Dezso Blasko) was a Hungarian stage, screen, and television actor. He was born on October 20, 1882 and passed away on August 16, 1956. He is best remembered for his iconic portrayal of Count Dracula in the classic 1931 Dracula film.

Most frequent genres for this person: Horror | Comedies | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Bela Lugosi

Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Movies with Bela Lugosi as Actor(125)

as himself2013 The Trail of Dracula
as Narrator (voice) (segment 'The Tell-Tale Heart')2013 Extraordinary Tales
as Himself (archive footage)2007 Bela Lugosi: The Fallen Vampire
as Self (archive footage)2007 Famous Monster: Forrest J Ackerman
as Self (archive footage)2006 Lugosi: The Dark Prince
as Vitus Tesla (archive footage)2006 Terror in the Tropics
as Narrator2005 The Tell Tale Heart
as Himself / Count Dracula (archive footage)2004 Ed Wood: Making Bela
as (archive footage)2003 Hollywood Ghosts & Gravesites
as Various Roles (Archive Footage)2001 Heroes of Horror
as Self (archive footage)2000 Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed
as Self (archive footage)1999 Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl
as (archive footage)1998 Universal Horror
as Himself (archive footage)1997 Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula
as Himself (archive footage)1996 The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood, Jr.
as Self / Dracula (archive footage)1995 Betty Boop: Queen of the Cartoons
as (uncredited)1992 Death Scenes 2
as (archive footage)1985 Lugosi: The Forgotten King
as Dracula (archive footage) (uncredited)1984 Terror in the Aisles
as (archive footage)1984 Going Hollywood: The '30s
as Dracula / Joseph / Legendre (archive footage)1983 The Horror of It All
as Dracula in 'Screen Snapshots' (archive footage) (uncredited)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as Self (archive footage)1982 Oops, Those Hollywood Bloopers!
as (archive footage)1979 The Horror Show
as Self (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as (archive footage)1974 Madhouse
as Self (archive footage)1968 The Movie Orgy
as Count Dracula (archive footage)1965 The World of Abbott and Costello
as Ghoul Man1959 Plan 9 from Outer Space
as Casimir1956 The Black Sleep
as Dr. Eric Vornoff1955 Bride of the Monster
as Scientist1953 Glen or Glenda
as Dr. Alex Zorka1949 The Phantom Creeps
as Prof Leonide1947 Scared to Death
as Stone1946 Genius at Work
as Joseph1945 The Body Snatcher
as Dr. Paul Renault1945 Zombies on Broadway
as Dr. Richard Marlowe1944 Voodoo Man
as Murkil1944 One Body Too Many
as Prof. Dexter1944 Return of the Ape Man
as Armand Tesla1943 The Return of the Vampire
as Dr. James Brewster1943 The Ape Man
as The Frankenstein Monster1943 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
as Dr. Melcher/ Monsieur Colomb1942 Black Dragons
as Rolf1942 Night Monster
as Dr. Lorenz1942 The Corpse Vanishes
as Prof. Frederick Brenner aka Karl Wagner1942 Bowery at Midnight
as Bela1941 The Wolf Man
as Dr. Charles Kessler1941 Invisible Ghost
as Nardo1941 Spooks Run Wild
as Eduardo Vidos1941 The Black Cat
as Dr. Paul Carruthers1940 The Devil Bat
as Eric Marnay1940 Black Friday
as Prince Saliano1940 You'll Find Out
as Commissar Razinin1939 Ninotchka
as Peters - the Butler1939 The Gorilla
as Dr. Alex Zorka / Dr. Zane1939 The Phantom Creeps
as Dr. Feodor Orloff / Prof. John Dearborn1939 The Dark Eyes of London
as Boroff1937 SOS Coast Guard
as Victor Poten1936 Shadow of Chinatown
as Dr. Felix Benet1936 The Invisible Ray
as Gregory Benez1936 Postal Inspector
as Victor Poten1936 Shadow of Chinatown
as Count Mora1935 Mark of the Vampire
as Arthur Perry1935 Murder by Television
as Anton Lorenzen1935 The Mystery of the Mary Celeste
as Doc Boehm1935 The Best Man Wins
as Frank Chandler (Chandu)1935 Chandu on the Magic Island
as Dr. Richard Vollin1935 The Raven
as Mr. Fu Wong aka Lysee1935 The Mysterious Mr. Wong
as Frank Chandler (Chandu)1934 The Return of Chandu
as himself1934 Gift of Gab
as Dr. Vitus Werdegast1934 The Black Cat
as General Petronovich1933 International House
as Military Prosecutor1933 The Devil's in Love
as Degar1933 Night of Terror
as Professor Adam Anton Strang1933 The Whispering Shadow
as Joseph Steiner1932 The Death Kiss
as Roxor1932 Chandu the Magician
as The Sayer of the Law1932 Island of Lost Souls
as Legendre1932 White Zombie
as Dr. Mirakle1932 Murders in the Rue Morgue
as Pancho Arango1931 Broadminded
as Count Dracula1931 Dracula
as Orizon - Magician1931 50 Million Frenchmen
as Count Dracula (archive footage) (uncredited)1931 Drácula
as Tarneverro1931 The Black Camel
as Prince Hassan1931 Women of All Nations
as Dr. Goodman1930 Such Men Are Dangerous
as Felix Brown1930 Wild Company
as Frescatti1930 Oh, for a Man!
as Emcee - Hungarian Version1930 King of Jazz
as Count von Ratz--Hungarian Ambassador1930 Viennese Nights
as The Marabout - Sheik Muhammed Halid1930 Renegades
as Inspector Delzante1929 The Thirteenth Chair
as Murdered Suitor1929 The Veiled Woman
as Brottos--Nightclub Owner1929 Prisoners
as Nicholas Harmon1925 The Midnight Girl
as Serge Romonsky1925 Daughters Who Pay
as Jean Gagnon1924 The Rejected Woman
as Hisston1923 The Silent Command
as Andrew Fleurot1920 Daughter of the Night 2
as Warren's Butler1920 The Head of Janus
as Andrew Fleurot1920 Daughter of the Night
as Chingachgook1920 Deerslayer
as Professor Mors1920 Sklaven fremden Willens
as Scheik1920 Caravan of Death
as Lord Henry Wotton1918 The Royal Life

TV Shows/Series with Bela Lugosi as Actor(1)

as Gen. Fortunato1949 Suspense

Additional Information

Official websites:
Born: Friday, 10/20 1882 (October) in Lugos, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary [now Lugoj, Timis County, Romania]
Died: Thursday, 08/16 1956 (August) in Los Angeles (aged: 73)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN), Hungarian (HU)
Spouses (current/former): Ilona Montagh, Lillian Arch
Children: Bela G. Lugosi
Other names for Bela Lugosi (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Béla Ferenc Dezsõ Blaskó"
"Olt Arisztid" (Pseudonym)
"Mr. Blasko"
"Albert Lugesi" (Pseudonym)
"Belo Lugosi" (Pseudonym)
"Arisztid Olt" (Pseudonym)
"Бела Лугоші"
"Бела Луґоші"
"Blaskó Béla Ferenc Dezső"
Bela Lugosi frequently works together with these people:
Boris Karloff (29x, Actor)
Lon Chaney Jr. (16x, Actor)
Edward D. Wood Jr. (13x, Crew)
John Carradine (12x, Actor)
Jack Pierce (12x, Crew)
John P. Fulton (11x, Crew)
Sam Katzman (10x, Crew)
Vera West (10x, Crew)
Lou Costello (9x, Actor)
Tod Browning (9x, Crew)
Lionel Atwill (9x, Actor)
Ruth McDevitt (5x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1369, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/25/2024