Bela Lugosi

by ethnic on July 28, 2010

Birth Name: Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó

Date of Birth: 20 October, 1882

Place of Birth: Lugos, the Austria-Hungarian Empire (now Lugoj, Romania)

Date of Death: August 16, 1956

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Hungarian, possibly Serbian

Bela Lugosi was a Hungarian and American actor. Bela was born in Lugos, the Austria-Hungarian Empire (now Lugoj, Romania), and moved to the U.S. in 1920, later becoming an American citizen. He was the son of Paula (de Vojnich) and István Blaskó. He was raised Catholic.

He was married to Hope Lininger, until his death. He had a son, attorney Bela G. Lugosi, with his former wife, Lillian Arch.

Sources: Bela Lugosi on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Bela Lugosi on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Photo by Neftali/Bigstock.com

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andrew January 29, 2018 at 4:58 pm

“de Vojnich” is not an Hungarian last name and his mother was listed as Serbia-born on the 1930 U.S Census

andrew December 28, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Bela Lugosi on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCJB-Z61
Bela Lugosi on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9H2-JQX

ichbin December 22, 2013 at 5:41 am

He was Jewish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

follers December 22, 2013 at 7:47 am

Bela Lugosi was not Jewish.

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