Thursday, October 20, 2005

Happy Birthday, Bela.

123 years ago today (!), Be'la Ferenc Dezso Blasko was born in what was then Austria-Hungary. Following political strife of a sort unknown in this country, he fled his homeland and ended up in America, where he produced a body of work that has brought continuing pleasure to millions, before going broke, becoming addicted to drugs and dying in sad circumstances.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Lugosi. And thank you.

2 Comments:

At 3:02 PM, Blogger BeckoningChasm said...

Bela is one of those folks who are never really dead. (And I don't mean vampire-wise.)

 
At 5:53 PM, Blogger Kit Rex said...

I personally believe myself to be his reincarnation.

Can't prove it, though...

 

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