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Boris Karloff

Actor Boris Karloff

Full Name: William Henry Prat
Profession: Actor


Why Famous: Famous for his roles in horror films, Karloff portrayed Frankenstein's monster in the Frankenstein films of the 1930s.

He also appeared as Imhotep in "The Mummy" in 1932.

Born: November 23, 1887
Birthplace: Camberwell, London,, England, United Kingdom

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: February 2, 1969 (aged 81)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Events in the Life of Boris Karloff

  • 1931-11-21 Horror film "Frankenstein" is released, starring Boris Karloff as the monster, directed by James Whale and based on Mary Shelley's 1818 novel "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus"
  • 1932-12-22 "The Mummy" directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff is released in the US - 1st Mummy horror film

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