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Bela Lugosi

1882 - 1956

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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 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 different productions in his native Hungary, Lugosi moved on to appearing 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bela Lugosi has received more than 4,494,187 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Bela Lugosi is the 355th most popular actor (down from 310th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from Romania (down from 30th in 2019) and the most popular Romanian Actor.

Bela Lugosi is most famous for portraying Count Dracula in the 1931 film "Dracula."

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Among actors, Bela Lugosi ranks 355 out of 9,996Before him are Carrie Fisher, John Cleese, Sally Field, Heath Ledger, Nancy Reagan, and Frances McDormand. After him are Olivia Newton-John, Brandon Lee, Tim Robbins, Ellen Burstyn, Penélope Cruz, and Don Johnson.

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Among people born in 1882, Bela Lugosi ranks 38Before him are A. A. Milne, Princess Margaret of Connaught, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Hans Geiger, and Arthur Eddington. After him are Nicolai Hartmann, Robert H. Goddard, Boris Shaposhnikov, René Coty, Moritz Schlick, and Karol Szymanowski. Among people deceased in 1956, Bela Lugosi ranks 19Before him are Juho Kusti Paasikivi, A. A. Milne, Alexander Rodchenko, Alfred Kinsey, Kenji Mizoguchi, and Konstantin Päts. After him are Risto Ryti, H. L. Mencken, Émile Borel, Josef Hoffmann, Reinhold Glière, and Wilhelm Miklas.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Bela Lugosi ranks 41 out of 665Before him are George Enescu (1881), Klaus Iohannis (1959), János Bolyai (1802), Álmos (820), Hermann Oberth (1894), and Gabriel Bethlen (1580). After him are Radu cel Frumos (1438), Dimitrie Cantemir (1673), Gheorghe Hagi (1965), Milan I of Serbia (1854), John Cassian (360), and Sergiu Celibidache (1912).

Among ACTORS In Romania

Among actors born in Romania, Bela Lugosi ranks 1After him are Edward G. Robinson (1893), Maria Tănase (1913), Sebastian Stan (1982), Maia Morgenstern (1962), John Houseman (1902), Ágnes Esterházy (1891), Lupu Pick (1886), Marcel Iureș (1951), Natalya Varley (1947), Alexandra Maria Lara (1978), and Júlia Sigmond (1929).

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