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Bela Lugosi

Born: 1882-10-20 - Died: 1956-08-16
Cause of Death:
Heart Attack


Death Summary: Lugosi passed away from a heart attack on his couch in his home in Los Angeles at the age of 73.

He had been in the middle of making Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space co-starring Maila Nurmi (widely considered the worst movie ever made), and is rumored to have been holding a script for an upcoming Ed Wood movie "The Final Curtain" when he died.

Lugosi was buried in one of his Dracula capes, although he did not request this himself. It was his family who chose to dress him in it.

He was replaced in Plan 9 by Ed Wood's wife's chiropractor, who covers the lower half of his face throughout the film to conceal the fact that he is not Lugosi.

Who was Bela Lugosi : Béla Lugosi was a Hungarian actor who starred in a variety of old horror films, some classic, some not so classic.

In his prime, he of course played the legendary Count Dracula (a character based on a combination of Vlad the Impaler and the Countess Elizabeth Bathory from a book by Bram Stoker) and though the character has been played by other actors over the decades, he is still the face most often associated with the most famous vampire of all time.
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