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Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff

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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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1909:
Immigrated to Canada
1910:
Joined Ray Brandon Players
1910:
Adopted name Boris Karloff (date approximate)
1912:
Joined Harry St. Claire Players
1919:
Moved to Hollywood
1931:
Achieved star status with his appearance as the monster in James Whale's "Frankenstein"
1932:
First starring role with spoken dialogue, "Mask of Fu Manchu", in the title role
1939:
Played the Frankenstein monster for the third and final time in "Son of Frankenstein"
1943:
Enjoyed considerable Broadway success as the villainous Jonathan in the comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace"
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Successfully acted onstage opposite Julie Harris in "The Lark" in the 1950s (date approximate)
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Hosted TV suspense and mystery series, "Thriller"; also acted in a number of episodes
1966:
Narrated and provided the voice of the Grinch for the Christmas TV favorite, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", based on the Dr. Suess story
1969:
Acted in final film, "The Curse of the Crimson Altar"

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