Happy Birthday Bhaskar!

Bhaskar as "Horace Bones"
Bhaskar as “Horace Bones”

Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, star of I Drink Your Blood would have turned 83 years young today.  In 1977, just seven years after IDYB, he suffered a tragic accident leaving him paralyzed from the waist down, cutting short the career of a very talented hoofer.  He died in 2003.  

His exploitation film career probably came with meeting David Durston socially in New York City in the late 1960s and was something of a lark–Bhaskar is better remembered as a dancer and teacher of aspiring dancers celebrating his native India.  Here he is in the 1961 Oscar-nominated short, The Creation of Woman:

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