Bela Kovacs (Bela Julius Kovacs)

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Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Actor, director, artist, sculptor, violinist and teacher, born in the USA but raised in Czechoslovakia from age five until age twenty. He was a child actor in a number of Hungarian productions. At his parents' direction he joined a Presbyterian clerical institution in Ontario to become a minister, but while there he received an urgent telegram from Bela Lugosi (whom he had met while acting in Europe) asking him to join a touring company to fill a role. He told a lie to obtain a leave of absence from the academy, and never returned. Read more...


Character: Maj. Henri Panton

Desert Sands 1955