1944

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1944

Richmond Times Dispatch January 23, 1944

Bela Lugosi,  Richmond Times Dispatch January 23, 1944

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Boston Herald, March 12,1944Bela Lugosi, Boston Herald, March 12,1944

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Herald American, August 18, 1944

Bela Lugosi Divorce Herald American, August 18, 1944

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The Evening Independent, August 18, 1944

Bela Lugosi’s Wife Seeks Divorce

Los Angeles, Aug. 18 – AP – A divorce suit against Film Actor Bela Lugosi, portrayer of monster roles, has been filed by his wife., actress Lillian Arch. She says he was “a cruel and inhumane husband.”

Miss Arch asks custody of their son, Bella Jr., 6. She said they separated Tuesday after 11 years of marriage.

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Greensboro Record, August 18, 1944

Bela Lugosi, Greensboro Record, August 18, 1944

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The Pittsburgh Press, August 18, 1944

Wife Sues Bela Lugosi

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 18 – Bela Lugosi, who made a fortune out of being inhuman on the screen, gave her such inhuman treatment at home that it ruined her health. Mrs. Lillian Arch Lugosi charged today in a divorce suit.

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Boston Herald, August 18, 1944

Bela Lugosi, Boston Herald, August 18, 1944

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Omaha World Herald, August 18, 1944

Bela Lugosi, Omaha World Herald, August 18, 1944

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Army News, August 22, 1944

Bad Man Bela

LOS ANGELES, Sunday. – Bela Lugosi, portrayer of monster roles (“Dracula,” etc.) on the screen, was a “cruel and inhuman husband.”

So declares his former wife, an actress, in her suit for divorce.

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Sunday Times (Perth), September 3, 1944

Grounds for divorce advanced by horror-actor Bela Lugosi’s wife are those of being “cruel and inhuman.”

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The Pittsburgh Press, October 22, 1944

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 Omaha World Herald, October 30, 1944

Bela Lugosi, Omaha World Herald, October 30, 1944

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The Desert News, October 30, 1944

Two Hollywood Couples End Quarrels

HOLLYWOOD -(AP) – Love blooms again today in two Hollywood homes.

Jack Lurue, exponent of gangster roles, and his socialite wife, the former Constance Deighton-Simpson, announced their reconciliation over the weekend. They separated Oct. 18 after six years of marriage.

Bela Lugosi, specialist in horror characterizations, said his flowers, candy and regular shaving have re-won the affections of Mrs. Lugosi, who filed for divorce recently. The suit will be dismissed, he added.

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Advocate, October 30, 1944

Bela & Lillian, Advocate, October 30, 1944