Happy Birthday: Bela Lugosi (1882–1956)

belalugosi.jpgBela Lugosi (1882–1956)

Born: October 20, 1882 in Lugos, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary [now Lugoj, Timis County, Romania]
Died: August 16, 1956 (age 73) in Los Angeles, California, USA

[on being typecast in villain roles] I find that, because of my language and gestures, that I am cataloged as what you call a heavy. My accent stamped me, in the imagination of the producers, as an enemy. Therefore, I must be a heavy.

Dracula
1931
dir. Tod Browning
Karl Freund
Cast
Lugosi
Dwight Frye
MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUEMurders in the Rue Morgue
1932
dir. Robert Florey
Cast
Sidney Fox
Bela Lugosi
MARK OF THE VAMPIREMark of the Vampire
1935
dir. Tod Browning
Starring
Lionel Barrymore
Lugosi
NINOTCHKA POSTERNinotchka
1939
dir. Ernst Lubitsch
Starring
Garbo
Melvyn Douglas
The Devil Bat
1940
dir. Jean Yarbrough
Cast
Lugosi
Suzanne Kaaren
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEINAbbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
1948
dir. Charles Barton
starring
Wilbur Grey
Chick Young
PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACEPlan 9 From Outer Space
1959
dir. Edward D. Wood Jr.
Starring
Gregory Walcott
Mona McKinnon
MOVIETHE WOLF MAN
1941
dir. George Waggner
Starring:
Lon Chaney Jr.
Claude Rains
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