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A Bela Lugosi Burial Tidbit

Odd, but true:

Bela Lugosi, a pioneer in American film and a legend of classic horror roles, died at the age of 73 in the summer of 1956, and was buried most fittingly in one of his “Dracula” capes.

Ironic, then, that Dracula was buried in a cemetery named Holy Cross.


Legend has it that as Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff were viewing the body of their old friend, who had risen out of so many coffins as Count Dracula, Lorre said, “Come now, Bela, quit putting us on!”

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