William Courtenay

  1. Bela Lugosi, Dracula, 1930.   Chaney was dead before the script was ready.  Conrad Veidt was first choice to succeed him. Paul Muni refused to be third.  Also in the vampire mix: Courtenay, John Carradine, Ian Keith. Enter: Broadway’s  Dracula (during a legendary 1927-1930 run). He refused to be Frankenstein’s monster the following year. Enter: Boris Karloff.  Bye bye Lugosi. That’s the way it goes in Film City.

 Birth year: 1875Death year: 1933Other name: Casting Calls:  1