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 film, Ygor in Son of Frankenstein (1939) and his roles in many other horror films from 1931 through 1956.After playing small parts on the stage in his native Hungary, Lugosi gained his first role in a film in 1917. He had to leave the country after the failed Hungarian Communist Revolution of 1919 because of his socialist activism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bela Lugosi has received more than 3,599,976 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Bela Lugosi is the 310th most popular actor (down from 239th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Romania (up from 55th 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 310 out of 10,030Before him are Reese Witherspoon, Mia Farrow, Olivia Newton-John, Isabelle Adjani, Gene Kelly, and Talia Shire. After him are Burt Reynolds, Telly Savalas, Douglas Fairbanks, Ellen Burstyn, Deborah Kerr, and Anna Karina.

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Among people born in 1882, Bela Lugosi ranks 36Before him are Princess Margaret of Connaught, Getúlio Vargas, Jacques Maritain, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, Percy Williams Bridgman, and Hans Geiger. After him are Moritz Schlick, Rodolfo Graziani, Robert H. Goddard, Nicolai Hartmann, Yanka Kupala, and Lluís Companys. Among people deceased in 1956, Bela Lugosi ranks 15Before him are B. R. Ambedkar, Frederick Soddy, Alfred Kinsey, Alexander Rodchenko, Robert Walser, and Lucien Febvre. After him are Konstantin Päts, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Kenji Mizoguchi, Risto Ryti, Émile Borel, and A. A. Milne.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Bela Lugosi ranks 30 out of 572Before him are Herta Müller (1953), Theodoric I (393), Iannis Xenakis (1922), Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901), Jacob L. Moreno (1889), and Elie Wiesel (1928). After him are George Enescu (1881), János Bolyai (1802), Mihai Eminescu (1850), Sergiu Celibidache (1912), Michael the Brave (1558), and Gheorghe Zamfir (1941).

Among ACTORS In Romania

Among actors born in Romania, Bela Lugosi ranks 1After him are Edward G. Robinson (1893), Maria Tănase (1913), Maia Morgenstern (1962), Sebastian Stan (1982), John Houseman (1902), Lupu Pick (1886), Marcel Iureș (1951), Gheorghe Mureșan (1971), Alexandra Maria Lara (1978), and Anamaria Marinca (1978).

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