On This Day in Horror History, 61 Years Ago, Bela Lugosi Died
Bela Lugosi carved himself an admirable groove in the horror genre before passing away at the age of 73, on August 16th, 1956. Obviously, it’s been decades since we’ve seen the man work his craft in any semblance of a “live” setting, which doesn’t do much for younger audiences, but those of us who know him, and his career, miss him dearly. He was a legend, no doubt, and we’ll never see another quite like him. We’re sorry you’re gone, but Father time waits for no man.
If you want to get a good look at some of Lugosi’s more memorable work, take a peek at pictures like (in addition to Dracula, of course), Murders in the Rue Morgue, White Zombie, Island of Lost Souls, The Black Cat, The Raven, The Black Cat, The Wolf Man, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, The Body Snatcher, and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, to name a very select few.
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