Friday, November 23

Happy Birthday Boris



Today, November 23rd, is the birthday of William Henry Pratt, known better as Boris Karloff, master of the Macabre. He was born on this day in 1887 in London, England, and would go on to portray some of the greatest movie monsters, including agruably his most famous, Frankenstein. Here's to you, Boris, a true one of a kind, both on and off screen!


Below is an episode of THIS IS YOUR LIFE starring Boris Karloff, presented in 3 parts on youtube. Jack Pierce, the makeup man responsible for transforming Karloff into the Frankenstein's monster, appears in part two, discussing this makeup with Boris.

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