Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Man Behind the Cape

Yesterday marked the 127th anniversary of the birth of Hungarian Bela Lugosi, the man whose face and image has become the iconic Dracula. We all know him as the vampyric count from the first film made in 1931. But Lugosi also played the role on Broadway and continued to play the role both on the stage and other film incarnations. His native Hungarian accent sadly limited his cast-ability in other roles. But he didn't need to diversify his resume as he was so intimately tied with the Count. Indeed he was so associated with Dracula that his son had him buried in his vampire cape.

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