Boris Karloff

William Henry Pratt (November 23, 1887 – February 2, 1969), better known by his stage name Boris Karloff, was an English actor. Karloff is best remembered for his roles in horror films and his portrayal of Frankenstein’s monster in “Frankenstein” (1931), “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935), and “Son of Frankenstein” (1939). His popularity following Frankenstein was such that for a brief time he was billed simply as “Karloff” or “Karloff the Uncanny.” His best-known non-horror role is as the Grinch, as well as the narrator, in the animated television special of “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” (1966).

Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff in “Frankenstein” (1931)

Boris Karloff in “The Mummy” (1932)

Boris Karloff with Elsa Lanchester in “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935)

Boris Karloff in “The Body Snatcher” (1945)

 

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