Bela Lugosi

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Birth Name: Bela Lugosi
Born: 10/20/1882
Birth Place: Hungary
Death Place: Hollywood, California, USA
Died: 08/16/1956

Born Béla Ferenc Dezsö Blaskó on Oct. 20, 1882 in Lugos, Hungary, Lugosi was raised by his father, Istvan, a banker, and his mother, Paula, both of whom reared their children in a Roman Catholic home. At 12 years old, he dropped out of school and by his early twenties, began acting in small roles for provincial theater. In 1911, Lugosi appeared in a number of stage productions and was a member of the National Theatre of Hungary, for whom he performed a variety of small and supporting roles. When World War I broke out, Lugosi joined the fight as a lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian Army and was wounded on the Russian front after rising to captain, serving from 1914-16. Three years later, h... Continue Bio >>

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