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  obits.com, The Internet Obituary Network, Obituary for Boris Karloff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Actor Boris Karloff, whose career spanned 50 years, the Broadway stage, radio, and films was born the son of a British diplomat, and abandoned aristocracy to star in nearly 200 movies.
Karloff had no vanity or misgivings about his work in the horror genre, and at 44 accepted what would be his defining role, little suspecting that 70 years after the film was released, his would be virtually the only name readily associated with the picture, which became a classic.
Karloff performed in a bog of badly scripted B movies that he was obliged to make by contract, and was assigned to perhaps in retribution for his role in founding the Screen Actors Guild.
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 Boris Karloff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Through her, Karloff could claim distant East Indian ancestry, as it seems that Eliza Edwards and her sister, Anna, were the children of a mixed-race marriage.
Karloff gave a string of superb performances in 1930s Universal horror movies, including several with his main rival as heir to the horror throne of Lon Chaney, Sr.
Karloff was also a charter member of the Screen Actors Guild, and was especially outspoken as regards working conditions on sets (some extremely hazardous) that actors were expected to deal with in the mid-1930s.
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 Boris Karloff (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Karloff (who, in the wake of Frankenstein's success, was billed for a time only by his last name) was a very fine actor who played a wide variety of roles in other genres besides horror.
Karloff and [[Elsa Lanchester in The Bride of Frankenstein]] In contrast to the characters he played on screen, Karloff was known in real life as a very kindly gentleman who gave generously especially to children's charities.
In the 1960s, Karloff successfully spoofed his image in the 1963 cult classic film The Terror, directed by Roger Corman, and appeared as "retired horror film actor" Byron Orlok (a lightly-disguised version of himself) in Peter Bogdanovich's critically acclaimed 1968 film Targets which was One of his final film appearances.
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Karloff's 1931 performance as the monster in Frankenstein launched his career in horror films, and his subsequent appearances included roles in The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932), The Mummy (1932), The Old Dark House (1932), The Black Cat (1934), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and Son of Frankenstein (1939).
Karloff also appeared in nonhorror roles, including that of a religious fanatic in The Lost Patrol (1934), directed by John Ford, and that of a Native American leader in Unconquered (1947), directed by Cecil B. De Mille.
Boris plays an evil doctor who plots with a greedy woman to slowly poison her rich husband to death.
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 Boris Karloff : Oldies.com
Boris Karloff stars as the clever detective James Lee Wong in the fourth entry of the Monogram series.
Boris Karloff, the master of horror, hosts a macabre collection of strange stories (all based on "true" incidents) in this rarely-seen series that was intended for television back in 1958.
Boris Karloff is the screen's most tragic and memorable monster in the Frankenstein 75th Anniversary Edition.
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 The Biography Channel - Boris Karloff Biography
Karloff's initial goal in life was to become a diplomat like his father.
But in 1909, Karloff, then twenty one, and still known as William Pratt, eloped with Olive Wilton, the first of his five wives, and left England for Canada.
Karloff was known within the film industry for his great kindness and gentleness of manner; he was also central to the foundation of the Screen Actors Guild.
www.thebiographychannel.co.uk /biography_home/230:110/Boris_Karloff.htm   (329 words)

 Honorary Academy Awards Nomination : Boris Karloff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Boris Karloff was one of the busiest, most versatile actors working in Hollywood (after long years of disappointment and struggle).
Karloff is one of the greatest actors in screen history; certainly the greatest actor in films in the thirties.
Karloff is universally held in the highest esteem by many, many actors of today and everyone who met and worked with him are unanimous in their praise of his acting, his work ethic and his gentle grace.
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 Boris Karloff at Brian's Drive-In Theater
Boris Karloff is unforgettable as the creature who comes to life, takes a mate (briefly), and terrorizes his master's scion in "Frankenstein" (1931), with Colin Clive and Mae Clarke; "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935), co-starring Clive and Elsa Lanchester; and "Son of Frankenstein" (1939), with Basil Rathbone and Bela Lugosi as Ygor.
Boris Karloff's first starring film role in his native England, and Britain's first true horror feature, was this long-lost tale of a famed Egyptologist who returns from the dead to wreak vengeance on the thieves of a sacred jewel.
Boris Karloff's first starring film role in his native England, and Britain's first true horror feature, was this tale of a famed Egyptologist who returns from the dead to wreak vengeance on the thieves of a sacred jewel.
www.briansdriveintheater.com /boriskarloff.html   (4011 words)

 Boris Karloff Interview
Karloff and the elder Chaney were to remain fast friends, though theynever appeared together on the screen.
Karloff himself has said JOURNALOF FRANKENSTEIN) that it was his portrayal of a convict in THE CRIMINAL CODE which lingered in the mind of a studio executive, and induced him to try Boris for the part.
Karloff was delightfully wickedas the one-handed pirate captain, alternately threatening Peter and the children, and quaking in terror before the approach of his nemesis, thecrocodile.
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 Biography for Boris Karloff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Along with fellow actors Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price, Boris Karloff is recognized as one of the true icons of horror cinema, and the actor most closely identified with the general public's perception of the "monster"; from the classic Mary Shelley book "Frankenstein";.
While Karloff continued appearing in a plethora of films, many of them were not up to the standards of his previous efforts, including appearances in two of the hokey Bud Abbott and Lou Costello monster movies, the low point of the Universal horror movie cycle.
Karloff's last great role was as an aging horror movie star confronting a modern-day sniper in the Peter Bogdanovich film Targets (1968).
www.imdb.com /name/nm0000472/bio   (1875 words)

 Boris Karloff Photos - Boris Karloff News - Boris Karloff Information
Boris lived out his final years at his appropriately named cottage, 'Roundabout,' in the Hampshire village of Bramshott back in his home country of England.
Boris was known in real life as a very kindly gentleman who gave generously especially to children's charities.
This hour-long anthology series was hosted by Boris Karloff, who each week brought you a tale of spine-tingling suspense.
www.tv.com /boris-karloff/person/39895/summary.html   (509 words)

 Boris Karloff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He was typically cast as a stock villain and failed to gain much recognition through the rest of the silent era, although he appeared in no less than 40 silent films.
Despite a pronounced lisp, Karloff's stage-trained voice became an asset during the transition to sound.
In contrast, Karloff was known as a mild-mannered, amiable gentleman who performed many acts of charity for needy children.
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 Mr Wong Mysteries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Karloff appeared in the first five Wong films; for the sixth and final film, Keye Luke assumed the role.
Yes, Karloff is quite convincing in the role of a Chinese detective.
As a mystery yarn, it's not well constructed, but the budget is bigger, the script is tight, and there's a large cast of villains and victims to choose from.
www.cathuria.com /bcd/bcWong.htm   (815 words)

 Boris Karloff
Boris' body is shown afterwards (in a way) when Henry robs a grave and hallucinates that the body is Boris'.
We see a close-up of his face when he regains consciousness just as the last stone is put in the wall.
We see an obvious dummy going over the cliff, followed by a shot of Boris' body floating in the water below (although it's clear that the water has only been superimposed onto a shot of a perfectly-dry Boris lying still).
www.geocities.com /cinemorgue2/boriskarloff.html   (532 words)

 Boris Karloff - star of The Mummy, Frankenstein, et al; Boris Karloff Filmography
Born William Henry Pratt in London, on the 23rd November 1887, the young Karloff emigrated to Canada in 1909.
Karloff was a man of average size, but was padded out and given those famous brick like shoes to give an impression of a man of huge stature.
Karloff played Frankenstein three times, and it was really his defining role.
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 webhorror.com reviews
Boris Karloff was born William Henry Pratt in London, England on 23 November, 1887.
After moving to Canada Karloff made his way to Hollywood where he appeared in his first role in 1916's The Dumb Girl of Portici.
A few years later he was regularly appearing in films, usually as a bad guy of sorts, and his name was now changed to Boris Karloff.
www.webhorror.com /stars/karloff/karloff.html   (171 words)

 Boris Karloff @ Filmbug
Boris Karloff, born William Henry Pratt, (1887-1969) was a famous actor in horror films.
Born in London and educated at London University, Karloff's first goal in life was to become a diplomat, but instead he fell into acting.
From then on, Karloff was in dozens of films, many of them sub-par horror flicks.
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 Boris Karloff - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Karloff would be discovered by the world when he would star in Whale'sFrankenstein in 1931.
Karloff followed this up with role after role, proving he was fully capable of playing a variety of characters; something Lugosi was never given the opportunity to prove.
Karloff also had the opportunity to return to stage more than once portraying a role written for him in Arsenic and Old Lace and also as Captain Hook for Peter Pan for which he once again was lavished with praise.
www.biggeststars.com /StarBiography.do?id=515   (1148 words)

 Boris Karloff actores y actrices y Curiosidades de Cine
Muy aficionado al teatro, Karloff abandonó la carrera diplomática (su padre era diplomático en la capital inglesa) para la que se estaba preparando y se marchó a los 21 años a buscar fortuna a tierras canadienses.
En los años 40, 50 y 60, Boris Karloff continuó trabajando a destajo, tanto en el teatro (donde estrenó "Arsenic and old lace"), como en el cine y la televisión.
Boris Karloff siguió trabajando hasta poco antes de su fallecimiento, despidiendo su impresionante trayectoria artística con la mediocre película "Invasión Siniestra".
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 Boris Karloff Radio Recordings Collection OTR MP3 List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The life of Boris Karloff, born William Henry Pratt, was predetermined for him he was a child.
It was during this time that William came up with the stage name Boris Karloff, which was a hybrid of a Russian last name of his mother's ancestry and a very authentic, powerful first name.
It was during this time, when Karloff was in Los Angeles for a small role that he got, that James Whale gazed upon Karloff while he was eating, and was drawn to Karloff's unusually large and misshapen head.
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 Boris Karloff - Films as Actor:
Karloff ended up a white-haired, grandfatherly figure telling spooky tales to delight the children, any suggestion of menace belied by the kindliness in his eyes.
Karloff never needed to gesticulate or rave; the quietly understated malevolence of his acting gained the more by contrast with the B movie hamming that often surrounded him.
As an avowed "antique, an anachronism" in an age of impersonal slaughter, Karloff manifested a touching dignity, and the film provided an affectionate farewell tribute—although, crippled by arthritis to the point of virtual immobility, he tread the boards through five more shockers the same year, one in England, the others in Mexico.
www.filmreference.com /Actors-and-Actresses-Hu-Ke/Karloff-Boris.html   (2123 words)

 Scar Stuff: Boris Karloff "An Evening With Boris Karloff And His Friends" (Decca, DL74833, 1967)
Karloff which Boris didn't care for, but he had told Langdon he'd do it if a new script could be produced right away.
Hi Max, actually I was the original producer who conceived the Boris Karloff And His Friends album (Universal horror film voice tracks album concept), then my collaborator Milt Larsen suggested Boris for the host.
Boris was interested, but didn't like the script which Milt and I wrote and submitted, so I contacted Forry and he wrote the script.
scarstuff.blogspot.com /2006/04/boris-karloff-evening-with-boris.html   (667 words)

 Boris Karloff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Horror film favorite Boris Karloff played the scariest of monsters, yet he gave the beasts a sense of humanity.
He also had a long and varied film career, playing such diverse characters as Fu Manchu, a Hindu servant, an Indian chief, a butler, a sheik, a detective, a racketeer, a murderer, and of course, Frankenstein.
Born in London, Boris grew up to be a great fan of cricket and gardening.
www.hollywoodlegends.com /boris-karloff.html   (119 words)

 The Balboa Theater - Boris Karloff
Sara grew up in San Francisco and it is a pleasure to welcome her home to talk about her father, show rare home movies, seldom screened clips, TV shows, trailers and a full evening of surprises.
Karloff gives a virtuoso triple performance as the evil Baron Gregor, his kindly bother Anton and as Gregor posing as Anton." Greg Mank, Hollywood Cauldron.
Karloff at his best as the unscrupulous lower class Edinburgh cabbie who delights in the control he is able to exert over upper class Dr. MacFarlane, whom he supplies with illegally obtained corpses.
www.balboamovies.com /program/karloff.html   (1238 words)

 BORIS KARLOFF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The final and best is, "The Wurdalak" featuring Karloff as a vampire who pr eys upon the blood of his loved ones.
We absolutely have the best video quality available on this all time horror classic, presented here in its full length, original British edition, complete with English open ing and closing credits.
This could very well be Karloff's best performance as a mad scientist, and the film must certainly rank as one of the best horror films of the 1930 s.
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 Boris Karloff (Card Set)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
From Boris' birth in 1887 Victorian England, to the early 1940's and his
Boris Karloff Beyond the Monster has become the single largest
collection of Boris Karloff images to be found in any collectible, or in any book.
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 The Boris Karloff Collection (US - DVD R1) in News > Releases at DVDActive
Universal Home Video has sent over details for The Boris Karloff Collection, a three-disc boxset of five films starring the legendary horror icon Boris Karloff, which will be available on the 19th of September at a retail price of around $29.98.
A lot of these were shown at Film Forum for their week long Karloff tribute.
As mentioned, TARGETS is available, and Karloff's finest film performances (that don't involve his having bolts in his neck), BEDLAM and THE BODY SNATCHER, are out from Warners.
www.dvdactive.com /news/releases/boris-karloff-collection.html   (624 words)

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