Boris Karloff

Actor, Film actor

1887 – 1969

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Who was Boris Karloff?

William Henry Pratt, 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, Bride of Frankenstein, and Son of Frankenstein, which resulted in his immense popularity. 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!. He also had a memorable role in the original Scarface.

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Born
Nov 23, 1887
East Dulwich
Also known as
  • William Henry Pratt
  • Karloff the Uncanny
  • William H. Pratt
  • The Uncanny
  • Billy
  • Karloff
  • ?
  • Karloff, Boris and Friends
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • British people
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University of London
  • Uppingham School
  • Enfield Grammar School
  • Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood
  • King's College London
Lived in
  • Camberwell
  • Canada
  • Hollywood
  • London
Died
Feb 2, 1969
Midhurst

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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