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Boris Karloff
Original name: William Henry Pratt
Birth: Nov. 23, 1887
Dulwich
Greater London, England
Death: Feb. 2, 1969
Chichester
West Sussex, England

Actor. Born William Henry Pratt in Victorian England, Boris Karloff was a truly gentle person who nevertheless left us a memorable legacy of screen horrors. After more than 70 unremarkable films, he was tapped to play the "monster" in "Frankenstein" in 1931, and made the character his imperishable own. In 1932 he was "The Mummy;" in 1935, he returned to his earlier role in "The Bride of Frankenstein," possibly a greater movie than the original. He went on to roles in innumerable films, plays and television programs; capped, perhaps, by his narration of "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" in 1966. He was well loved not just by his fans, but by all of Hollywood, for his greatest character - his own. (bio by: Portia) 
 
Burial:
Guildford Crematorium
Guildford
Guildford Borough
Surrey, England
Plot: Garden of Remembrance, his name is on a marker under a rosebush. Plot 2, on the left hand side as yo
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Dear Mr. Karloff:Sorry I am late this year in paying you tribute. I cannot believe it has been 46 years since you passed away. The Groundhog saw his shadow. I still enjoy watching your movies - there is nothing like it. You are truly an original. May...(Read more)
- Ellen Hopkins
 Added: Feb. 27, 2015

- diana summers
 Added: Feb. 22, 2015
U were a SUPERSTAR, in SO many ways---&u took a character (the Monster) that in other hands was just a character & gavehim depth & personality & pathos. U made him REAL. I never saw u play a role halfheartedly. U were the BEST, & I can watch ur movies/TV ...(Read more)
- Drummer`s Daughter
 Added: Feb. 11, 2015
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