Saturday, October 20, 2007

Happy Birthday Bela!

Today is Bela Lugosi's birthday. If he were alive today he would be 125 years old.

Here's a mini biography from The Internet Movie Database --

Born Be'la Ferenc Dezso Blasko on October 20, 1882, Lugos, Hungary (now Lugoj, Romania) . The youngest of four children. During WWI, volunteered and was commissioned as an infantry lieutenant. Wounded three times. Married Ilona Szmik (1917 - 1920) Arrived in New York City in December, 1920. Married Ilona von Montagh (? - ?) Became an American citizen 1931. Married Lillian Arch (1933 - 1951) Father of Bela Legosi Jr. (1938 - ?). Helped organize the Screen Actors Guild in the mid-30's, joining as member number 28. Died of a heart attack August 16, 1956. Buried in his full Dracula costume, including a cape.

Official Bela Lugosi Website

Bela Lugosi on Wikipedia

Bela Lugosi's Gravesite

The Lugosi Scrapbook

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