Connection Combat: Fangs Face-Off - Abraham (Bram) Stoker vs Bela Lugosi

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Hi Connectors (and anyone else interested!), 

Since we've just passed a Friday the 13th, we thought we'd go with a horror theme for this month's Connection Combat.

Abraham (Bram) Stoker was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula.

Bela Lugosi is famous for his portrayal of the infamous vampire in the 1931 film Dracula, as well as other horror roles.

Bram Stoker

vs

Bela Lugosi

Ready, set, BITE!

The rules and guidelines are here, and post in this thread once you've made a connection so we can declare a winner! 

Remember, the goal is to connect one of these individuals to the previous month's winner -  Gene Kelly.

If you need to be added to a Trusted List, let me know and I will add you.

The winning profile will be featured as one of our Special Connections (like AJ Jacobs and Kevin Bacon) so members can have a chance to see how they are connected.

WikiTree profile: Abraham Stoker
in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
The son of Bela Lugosi, Bela George Lugosi, has a private profile at http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lugosi-1 . He's the subject of a Wikipedia article at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bela_G._Lugosi , so it looks like he qualifies as Notable.
Since Bela Lugosi Jr. is a Notable, do you think we might be able to at least reduce his privacy to the yellow variety so that we can see what bio and sources exist for him?
I think his privacy level could be reduced, but I'm not on the Trusted List. I think the person who apparentky created the profile was creating profiles for notables, not his own family members.
I took care of it. The Notable Project is now a manager, too, so any TL requests should be handled fairly swiftly.

4 Answers

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I might have Bram Stoker connected through his brother George, who was married to a Peerage family, the McGillycuddy's. Once the links update tonight, we'll see if everything lines up.
by Scott Fulkerson G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
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I started with Bela Lugosi as well - improved his Bio - added some categories. Now I need to find out if his son or his wives might have some connection, as unfortunately all we have with his parents and siblings is a handful of names.
by Scott Fulkerson G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
The son married his high school sweetheart, Nancy, and has four children and seven grandchildren. - See more at: https://web.archive.org/web/20141018024522/http://advantagenews.com/features/arts-entertainment/interview-with-the-vampire%E2%80%99s-son/#sthash.nIyszqlr.dpuf
I'm looking at socialite Beatrice Woodruff aka Beatrice Weeks aka Beatrice Mill aka Beatrice Lugosi. Her maiden name should be Woodruff - I've sent a PM to Matt Pryber to see if he concurs and can make the adjustment. In the meantime, I'll see about adding parents and such. Her father was in the military, but I also believe she may have been an only child. At least it's a starting place...

I'm also waiting on a trusted list request for the son - so I'll see what I can do with that link above once that's taken care of. Thanks!!
ARGH!

Spent a bit of time connecting the Week's family line and found an existing profile - and IT'S NOT CONNECTED EITHER!

ARGH!

Oh well - at least I now have a bundle of unconnected profiles to add to my "unconnected" list and work on... haven't given up yet. Still lots of avenues to pursue. Bela will be connected... eventually.
HAH! Perseverance pays off. 3 more generations backwards to 1670 and the connection was out there and waiting. We'll see how things look tonight after the links update. My guess is that while Stoker got connected first, Lugosi will end up with a closer connection. It's going to be close.

Not thrilled that the connection to Lugosi is through his wife's other husband's family, but a connection is a connection. I'll take it for now.
+6 votes
I don't really want to be related to either of these guys , but if you can bring more Irish and Italian families into the global family tree instead of just connecting to their English cousins, that would be good.
by Anonymous Troy G2G6 Pilot (155k points)
Well - Bram is Irish, so that's all well and good for the Irish side. But Bela was Hungarian, and unfortunately there's just not much in the way of documentation on his European roots to even propose trying to dig in there very deep. Considering how close Hungary and Italy were, it's possible there would be some crossovers if we had the research to rely on - but sadly, I suspect much of that is lost at this point or only possibly to research city-by-city.

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