Bela Lugosi
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"Béla Ferenc Dezs? Blaskó", better known as "Bela Lugosi", was a Hungarian-American actor, famous for portraying Count Dracula in the Dracula (1931 English-language film)/original 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 Hungarian Soviet Republic/the failed Hungarian Revolution. He had roles in several films in Weimar Germany before arriving in America as a seaman on a merchant ship.

In 1927, he appeared as Count Dracula in a Broadway adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula/novel, where he was talent-spotted as a character actor for the new Hollywood Sound_film/talkies. He would appear in the classic 1931 Dracula talkie by Universal Studios/Universal Pictures.

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