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Bela Lugosi (1882–1956)

Bela Lugosi was born Béla Ferenc Dezsö 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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Dracula de vampier Count Dracula
The Black Cat Dr. Vitus Werdegast
Island of Lost Souls Sayer of the Law
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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 De duivelsvleermuis
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 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 Het huis der verschrikkingen
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 Het geheim van de 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 de vampier
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 fölbirtokos, a férje (as Olt Arisztid)
 1918 Nászdal
Bertram, hegedümüvész (as Olt Arisztid)
 1918 Álarcosbál
René (as Olt Arisztid)
 1918 A Régiséggyüjtö (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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Other Works:

Radio: Appeared in a broadcast of "Mystery House" entitled "The Thirsty Death". See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Biographical Movies | 17 Print Biographies | 3 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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As heard in White Zombie (1932), Bela Lugosi pronounced French flawlessly, like a France native and, curiously enough, without a trace of his trademark Hungarian accent. It is unclear whether Bela was fluent in the language. The reason why is unclear, considering that Lugosi dropped out of school when he was 12 years old, and he is not known to have lived in France. It is equally unclear whether ... See more »


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