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.


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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