Audio Clips of Bela Lugosi, a Hungarian actor best known for his portrayal of Count Dracula. In the biographical film Ed Wood, Lugosi was played by Martin Landau for which he won an best suppoting actor. Adult Language.
Lugosi, the youngest of four children, was born Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó in Lugos, Kingdom of Hungary (now Lugoj, Romania) to Hungarian father István Blaskó, a banker, and Serbian-born mother Paula de Vojnich. He later based his last name on his hometown. He and his sister Vilma were raised in a Roman Catholic family.. At the age of 12, Lugosi dropped out of school.
Bela Lugosi, Actor: Dracula. Bela Lugosi was born Béla Ferenc Dezsö Blaskó on October 20, , Lugos, Hungary, Austria-Hungary (now Lugoj, Romania), to Paula de Vojnich and István Blaskó, a banker. He was the youngest of four children. During WWI, he volunteered and was commissioned as an infantry lieutenant, and was wounded three times.
Bela Lugosi has been immortalized by the Bauhaus song “Bela Lugosi's Dead.” Lugosi was honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a commemorative postage stamp as part of a set of five stamps celebrating "Famous Movie Monsters” issued on September 30, Facts as Noted by Bela Lugosi, Jr. Dad was an avid cigar smoker.