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Bela Lugosi

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Bela Lugosi (Lugosi) was born in Lugosi (Hungary), died - August 16, 1956. Real name - Blasco. He studied drama, in 1901 starred in the theater, since 1915 appeared in films. With the establishment of the communist regime organized a union of actors, and after the defeat of the Commune he fled to Germany.

. In 1921 he emigrated to the United States, where he played in the theater and film, having achieved a triumph in 1927 in the Broadway production of 'Dracula' (Dracula, in the title role)
. In 1931, played the same role in the eponymous film, instantly becoming a star. In the mid 30-ies he received more letters from fans than Clark Gable. However Role of murderers, monsters and mad scientists stuck with him forever. Under pressure from producers and commercial considerations, he behaved eccentrically, appearing in public in the form of a vampire, lying in his coffin during the interview, etc.

In 1934, played in the film 'Black Cat' (The Black Cat), together with Boris Karloff. Although Karloff was a much more talented actor and Lugosi envied him and did not like him, they still had some time together to appear on the screen. Later inherited famed Lugosi Karloff role of Frankenstein's monster in the film 'Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man' (Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, 1943).

. In 40-ies Lugosi was negligent in choosing roles, appearing in productions ridiculous category 'B', and his fame quickly faded away
. Actor began to ruin oneself by drink and drug abuse. By the end of his life he became friends with Ed Wood, notorious as the worst director of all time. Lugosi has played in several of his films, including, possibly, in the worst of them, 'Plan 9 from outer space' (Plan 9 from Outer Space / Grave Robbers From Outer Space, 1956). The history of their relationship was the basis of paintings by Tim Burton 'Ed Wood' (Ed Wood, 1994). Lugosi was buried in a Dracula cape.


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