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About Bela Lugosi



Bela Lugosi (from the town of Lugos, Hungary; his real name was Bela Ferenc Dezso Blasko; 10/20/1882 - 8/16/1956), bowled over the world as the romantic creature 'Dracula,' but turned down the part of 'Frankenstein.' Always viewing himself as the leading man-type, this limited him for the next decades.

Career failing in the 1950's he briefly returned to the limelight in a series of ultra-horrible Ed Wood Jr. films, including 'Plan 9 From Outer Space' (filmed after his death). Bela was buried in his Dracula cape. The Dracula signet ring was kept by Forest J. (Famous Monsters of Filmland) Ackerman.




Selected Horror Filmography

  • Die Teufelsanbeter - 1920
  • Dracula - 1931
  • White Zombie - 1932
  • Chandu the Magician - 1932
  • Murders in the Rue Morgue - 1932
  • Night of Terror - 1933
  • Island of Lost Souls - 1933
  • The Black Cat - 1934
  • The Raven - 1935
  • Mark of the Vampire - 1935
  • The Invisible Ray - 1936
  • The Phantom Creeps - 1939
  • The Dark Eyes of London - 1939
  • Son of Frankenstein - 1939
  • The Devil Bat - 1940
  • The Black Cat - 1941
  • Spooks Run Wild - 1941
  • The Wolf Man - 1941
  • The Ghost of Frankenstein - 1942
  • The Corpse Vanishes - 1942
  • Night Monster - 1942
  • The Ape Man - 1943
  • Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man - 1943
  • Voodoo Man - 1944
  • The Return of the Vampire - 1944
  • Return of the Ape Man - 1944
  • The Body Snatcher - 1945
  • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein - 1948
  • Mother Riley Meets the Vampire - 1952
  • Glen or Glenda - 1953
  • Bride of the Monster - 1955
  • Plan 9 From Outer Space - 1958 (his last film)