Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi

About Bela Lugosi

Bela Ferenc Dezsi Blaski (20 October 1882-16 August 1956), better known as Bela Lugosi, was a Hungarian actor, who is best known for playing the character 'Dracula' in the 1931 film and for his roles in various other horror films. He had been playing small parts on the stage in his native Hungary before making his first film in 1917, but had to leave the country after the failed Hungarian Revolution, and arrived in America as a seaman on a merchant ship. In 1927, he appeared as Count Dracula in a Broadway production, which Hamilton Deane and John Balderston had dramatized from Abraham 'Bram' Stoker's novel, where he was talent-spotted as a character actor for the new Hollywood talkies, appearing in the first Dracula film with sound.