Boris Karloff

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Boris Karloff
William Henry Pratt
BirthplaceHonor Oak, London, England, UK

Karloff, Boris

(kär`lôf, –lŏf), 1887–1969, Anglo-American actor, b. Dulwich, England; his original name was William Henry Pratt. A distinguished character actor with a superb speaking voice, Karloff was famous for his monster roles in Hollywood horror films, notably Frankenstein (1931). His other movies include The Ghoul (1933), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Isle of the Dead (1945), and Targets (1968).

Karloff, Boris (b. William Henry Pratt)

(1887–1969) actor; born in Dulwich, England. After years of touring as an actor in Canada (where he adopted his stage name) he settled in Hollywood in 1919 where he acted in silent films. His role as the monster in Frankenstein (1931) typecast him as a horror movie villain—in real life he was a gentle, refined person—and when he returned to the stage, as he occasionally did, it was also as some menacing character, such as Captain Hook in Peter Pan or the villainous brother in Arsenic and Old Lace. He also created the stereotype of the mad scientist in such movies as Isle of the Dead (1945).
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This version, not to be confused with the Disney cartoon or the Mary Martin television event, opened on Broadway in 1950 starring Jean Arthur and Boris Karloff, but the Leonard Bernstein Estate considers the SBT production the show's premiere because it includes two additional songs not featured in the Broadway production.
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Such a simplistic worldview conveniently forgets that 1939 also brought such films as Death Rides the Range, Six-Gun Rhythm, and The Man They Could Not Hang, advertised with the tagline, "Boris Karloff dares you to see this holocaust of horror!" To be sure, modern films can be decidedly more graphic and overt in their depictions of violence, and Schechter doesn't dispute that.
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