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|Also Known As:||Died:||February 2, 1969|
|Born:||November 23, 1887||Cause of Death:||respiratory disease|
|Birth Place:||London, England, GB||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Immigrated to Canada
Joined Ray Brandon Players
Adopted name Boris Karloff (date approximate)
Joined Harry St. Claire Players
Moved to Hollywood
Achieved star status with his appearance as the monster in James Whale's "Frankenstein"
First starring role with spoken dialogue, "Mask of Fu Manchu", in the title role
Played the Frankenstein monster for the third and final time in "Son of Frankenstein"
Enjoyed considerable Broadway success as the villainous Jonathan in the comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace"
Successfully acted onstage opposite Julie Harris in "The Lark" in the 1950s (date approximate)
Hosted TV suspense and mystery series, "Thriller"; also acted in a number of episodes
Narrated and provided the voice of the Grinch for the Christmas TV favorite, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", based on the Dr. Suess story
Acted in final film, "The Curse of the Crimson Altar"
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