Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff
1887 - 1969

Boris Karloff  British Actor


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Rest in peace.


Boris Karloff was previously married to Evelyn Hope Helmore (1946 - 1969), Dorothy Stine (1930 - 1946), Helene Vivian Soule (1924 - 1928), Montana laurena Williams (1920 - 1922) and Grace Harding (1910 - 1913).


British Actor Boris Karloff was born William Henry Pratt on 23rd November, 1887 in East Dulwich, London, England, UK and passed away on 2nd Feb 1969 Midhurst, Sussex, England, UK aged 81. He is most remembered for Frankenstein. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Boris Karloff is a member of the following lists: Grammy Award winners, English film actors and People from London.


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Married5 24 years, 1 month 10 years, 11 months 3 years
Total5 24 years, 1 month 10 years, 11 months 3 years


First Name Boris
Last Name Karloff
Full Name at Birth William Henry Pratt
Alternative Name Karloff the Uncanny, Karloff, Billy
Age 81 (age at death) years
Birthday 23rd November, 1887
Birthplace East Dulwich, London, England, UK
Died 2nd February, 1969
Place of Death Midhurst, Sussex, England, UK
Cause of Death Emphysema
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Distinctive Feature Heavy eyebrows, A Lisp when speaking
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality British
High School Merchant Taylors' School
University King's College London
Occupation Text Radio and Screen Actor, Voice Artist
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Frankenstein
Year(s) Active 1909–1969
Brand Endorsement (1978) TV commercial: A-1 Steak Sauce, (1967) TV commercial: Volkswagen, (1968) TV commercial: Ronson Lighters, (1968) TV commercial: Butternut Coffee, (1966) TV commercial: Schaeffer Pens
Official Websites,,,
Father Edward John Pratt, Jr
Mother Eliza Sarah Millard
Brother brother, Sir John Thomas Pratt
Family Member paternal grandparentEdward John Pratt, paternal grandparent Eliza Julia (Edwards) Pratt, Anna Leonowens aunt, daughter Sara Karloff
Friend Christopher Lee
Associated People Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Basil Rathbone, Roger Corman
Pets Raised rare Bedlington Terriers
Favorite Books favorite author was Joseph Conrad

William Henry Pratt (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), better known by his stage name Boris Karloff (), was an English actor, who starred as Frankenstein's monster in the horror film Frankenstein (1931), which established him as a horror icon. He reprised the role in Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Son of Frankenstein (1939). Karloff also appeared as Imhotep in The Mummy (1932), and voiced the Grinch, as well as narrated the animated television special of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966), which won him a Grammy Award.

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Boris Karloff81 SagittariusActor
Evelyn Hope Helmore89 PiscesActress
Dorothy Stine121Spouse
Helene Vivian Soule-
Montana laurena Williams-
Grace Harding-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Sarah JaneFemale23rd November, 193882 years oldDorothy Stine


Alien Terror1971Prof. John MayerMovie
Isle of the Snake People1971Carl van Molder, DamballahMovie
Blind Man's Bluff1970Franz BadulescuMovie
House of Evil1968Matthias MortevalMovie
Targets1968Byron OrlokMovie
Curse of the Crimson Altar1968Professor John MarshMovie
The Fear Chamber1968Dr. Karl MantellMovie
The Name of the Game1968Mikhail OrlovTV Show
Mad Monster Party?1967Baron Boris von Frankenstein (voice)Movie
The Sorcerers1967Prof. Marcus MonserratMovie
The Daydreamer1966The Rat (voice)Movie
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini1966The CorpseMovie
The Venetian Affair1966Dr. Pierre VaugiroudMovie
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!1966Narrator, The Grinch (voice)TV Movie
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.1966Mother MuffinTV Show
Die, Monster, Die!1965Nahum WitleyMovie
I Spy1965Don Ernesto SilvandoTV Show
The Wild Wild West1965Mr. SinghTV Show
Bikini Beach1964The Art DealerMovie
Black Sabbath1963Gorca (segment "I Wurdalak")Movie
The Terror1963Baron Victor Frederick Von Leppe, EricMovie
The Comedy of Terrors1963Amos HinchleyMovie
The Raven1963Dr. ScarabusMovie
The Paradine Case1962Judge Lord Thomas HorfieldTV Movie
Arsenic & Old Lace1962Jonathan BrewsterTV Movie
Theatre '621961Judge Lord Thomas HorfieldTV Show
Route 661960Boris KarloffTV Show
The Dickie Henderson Show1960TV Show
The Secret World of Eddie Hodges1960Captain HookTV Movie
Upgreen - And at 'Em1960Movie
Who Killed Chung Ling Soo?1960NarratorShort Film
Corridors of Blood1958Dr. BoltonMovie
Frankenstein - 19701958Baron Victor von FrankensteinMovie
The Haunted Strangler1958James RankinMovie
The Juggler of Our Lady1958Narrator (voice)Short Film
Shirley Temple's Storybook1958Father Knickerbocker, NarratorTV Show
The Veil1958Host, Ira Perry, Sgt. WillmoreTV Show
Voodoo Island1957Phillip KnightMovie
Suspicion1957Judge Winthrop GelseyTV Show
The DuPont Show of the Month1957Capt. Billy BonesTV Show
The Lark1957Bishop CauchonTV Movie
Playhouse 901956Guibert, Mr. Kurtz, Ward AllenTV Show
Telephone Time1956Dr. PierreTV Show
The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna1956Boris KarloffTV Show
The Alcoa Hour1955Doc DixonTV Show
A Connecticut Yankee1955King ArthurTV Movie
Il mostro dell'isola1954Don GaetanoMovie
Climax!1954Dr. Philip Nestri, Vicar TellworthTV Show
Colonel March of Scotland Yard1954Col. Perceval March, Colonel March Of Scotland YardTV Show
Sabaka1954Gen. PollegarMovie
The Best of Broadway1954Jonathan BrewsterTV Show
The Donald O'Connor Show1954Major RoleTV Show
The Elgin Hour1954Mr. MycroftTV Show
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1953Dr. Henry Jekyll, Mr. HydeMovie
G.E. True Theater1953Henry E. Church, Mr. Blue OceanTV Show
The United States Steel Hour1953George RedfordTV Show
The Plymouth Playhouse1953starring in 'The Chase' and 'The Reticence of Cody Anne', Story One - The ChaseTV Show
The Black Castle1952Dr. MeissenMovie
CBS Television Workshop1952Don QuixoteTV Show
Curtain Call1952TV Show
The Strange Door1951VoltanMovie
Schlitz Playhouse1951Charles BrandonTV Show
Tales of Tomorrow1951Dr. Henry MarcoTV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951Dr. Nelson Sr., Mad ScientistTV Show
Hollywood Opening Night1951TV Show
Lux Video Theatre1950Larkin, Montgomery Royle, Sir ArthurTV Show
Robert Montgomery Presents1950Bennett KimballTV Show
Masterpiece Playhouse1950TV Show
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff1949Swami TalpurMovie
The Emperor's Nightingale1949Narrator (English version) (English version, voice)Movie
Suspense1949Bronson, Rasputin, ToffTV Show
Tap Roots1948TishomingoMovie
Studio One in Hollywood1948King Arthur, Professor Koernig, SkaggsTV Show
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre1948Doctor Steven JohnsonTV Show
The Ford Theatre Hour1948Jonathan BrewsterTV Show
Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome1947GruesomeMovie
Lured1947Charles van DrutenMovie
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty1947Dr. Hugo HollingsheadMovie
Unconquered1947Guyasuta - Chief of the SenecasMovie
Bedlam1946Master George SimsMovie
Lights Out1946TV Show
Isle of the Dead1945Gen. Nikolas PheridesMovie
The Body Snatcher1945Cabman John GrayMovie
House of Frankenstein1944Doctor Gustav NiemannMovie
The Climax1944Dr. Friedrich HohnerMovie
The Boogie Man Will Get You1942Prof. Nathaniel BillingsMovie
The Devil Commands1941Dr. Julian BlairMovie
Before I Hang1940Dr. John GarthMovie
Black Friday1940Dr. Ernest SovacMovie
British Intelligence1940ValdarMovie
Doomed to Die1940James Lee WongMovie
The Ape1940Dr. Bernard AdrianMovie
The Fatal Hour1940James Lee WongMovie
The Man with Nine Lives1940Dr. Leon KravaalMovie
You'll Find Out1940Judge Spencer MainwaringMovie
Devil's Island1939Dr. Charles GaudetMovie
Son of Frankenstein1939The MonsterMovie
The Man They Could Not Hang1939Dr. Henryk SavaardMovie
The Mystery of Mr. Wong1939Mr. James Lee WongMovie
Tower of London1939MordMovie
Mr. Wong in Chinatown1939James Lee WongMovie
Mr. Wong, Detective1938Mr. James Lee WongMovie
The Invisible Menace1938JevriesMovie
Night Key1937David MalloryMovie
West of Shanghai1937Wu Yen FangMovie
Charlie Chan at the Opera1936GravelleMovie
The Invisible Ray1936Dr. Janos Rukh (as Karloff)Movie
The Man Who Lived Again1936Dick Haslewood, Dr. LaurienceMovie
The Walking Dead1936John EllmanMovie
Juggernaut1936Doctor SartoriusMovie
Bride of Frankenstein1935The Monster (as Karloff)Movie
The Black Room1935Anton de Berghman, Baron Gregor de BerghmanMovie
The Raven1935Edmond Bateman (as Karloff)Movie
Gift of Gab1934The Phantom (as Karloff)Movie
The Black Cat1934Hjalmar Poelzig (as Karloff)Movie
The House of Rothschild1934Count LedrantzMovie
The Lost Patrol1934SandersMovie
The Ghoul1933Prof. Henry MorlantMovie
Skyscraper Souls1932Man Approaching Ticket Counter (uncredited)Movie
The Mask of Fu Manchu1932Dr. Fu ManchuMovie
The Mummy1932ImhotepMovie
The Old Dark House1932MorganMovie
Behind the Mask1932Jim HendersonMovie
Business and Pleasure1932Sheik Ali Ben Joseph (uncredited)Movie
Night World1932'Happy' MacDonaldMovie
The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood1932Boris KarloffMovie
The Miracle Man1932NikkoMovie
Five Star Final1931T. Vernon IsopodMovie
Frankenstein1931The MonsterMovie
Smart Money1931Sport Williams (uncredited)Movie
The Criminal Code1931GallowayMovie
The Mad Genius1931Fedor's Father (uncredited)Movie
The Yellow Ticket1931Drunken Orderly (uncredited)Movie
Tonight or Never1931WaiterMovie
Cracked Nuts1931Boris - First RevolutionaryMovie
I Like Your Nerve1931Luigi - Pacheco's ButlerMovie
King of the Wild1931MustaphaMovie
The Guilty Generation1931Tony RiccaMovie
The Public Defender1931The ProfessorMovie
The Vanishing Legion1931The Voice (voice, uncredited)Movie
Young Donovan's Kid1931Cokey JoeMovie
The Bad One1930Monsieur GastonMovie
The Sea Bat1930CorsicanMovie
The Utah Kid1930Baxter - HenchmanMovie
Behind That Curtain1929Beetham's ManservantMovie
The Fatal Warning1929MullinsMovie
The King of the Kongo1929Scarface MacklinMovie
The Unholy Night1929Abdul Mohammed Bey - the Hindu Lawyer (uncredited)Movie
Anne Against the World1929Movie
The Devil's Chaplain1929BorisMovie
The Phantom of the North1929Jules GreggMovie
Two Sisters1929CecilMovie
Sharp Shooters1928Cafe Proprietor (uncredited)Movie
The Vanishing Rider1928The VillainMovie
Vultures of the Sea1928GrouchyMovie
Burning the Wind1928Pug DoranMovie
The Little Wild Girl1928Maurice KentMovie
Tarzan and the Golden Lion1927OwazaMovie
Two Arabian Knights1927The PurserMovie
Let It Rain1927CrookMovie
The Love Mart1927FlemingMovie
The Meddlin' Stranger1927Al MeggsMovie
The Phantom Buster1927RamonMovie
The Princess from Hoboken1927PavelMovie
Soft Cushions1927The Chief ConspiratorMovie
Old Ironsides1926Saracen Guard (uncredited)Movie
The Bells1926The MesmeristMovie
The Man in the Saddle1926Robber (uncredited)Movie
The Nickel-Hopper1926Dance Hall Masher (uncredited)Short Film
The Eagle of the Sea1926Pirate (uncredited)Movie
The Golden Web1926Dave SinclairMovie
The Greater Glory1926Scissors GrinderMovie
Her Honor, the Governor1926Snipe CollinsMovie
Flames1926Blackie BlanchetteMovie
Flaming Fury1926GaspardMovie
Never the Twain Shall Meet1925Movie
Parisian Nights1925PierreMovie
Perils of the Wild1925Movie
The Prairie Wife1925DiegoMovie
Without Mercy1925Madame Gordon's 2nd Henchman (uncredited)Movie
Lady Robinhood1925CabrazaMovie
Forbidden Cargo1925Pietro CastillanoMovie
Dynamite Dan1924Tony GarciaMovie
The Hellion1924The OutlawMovie
Riders of the Plains1924Movie
The White Panther1924Shere Ali's Aide (as Karloff Boris)Movie
The Prisoner1923Prince KapolskiMovie
Omar the Tentmaker1922Imam MowaffakMovie
The Altar Stairs1922HugoMovie
The Infidel1922The NabobMovie
The Man from Downing Street1922Maharajah JehanMovie
Nan of the North1922Undetermined Role (uncredited)Movie
The Woman Conquers1922Raoul MarisMovie
The Cave Girl1921BaptisteMovie
The Hope Diamond Mystery1921Dakar, Priest of Kama-SitaMovie
Without Benefit of Clergy1921Ahmed KhanMovie
Cheated Hearts1921Nei HamidMovie
The Last of the Mohicans1920Indian (uncredited)Movie
The Deadlier Sex1920Jules BorneyMovie
The Courage of Marge O'Doone1920TavishMovie
The Lightning Raider1919Movie
His Majesty, the American1919Henchman in cloth cap (uncredited)Movie
The Prince and Betty1919Undetermined RoleMovie
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cboothe977cboothe977Jan 29

1737 Vine Street 6664 Hollywood Blvd.

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wjerryzwjerryzApr 5, 2018

The very finest in actors

alexsander99alexsander99Oct 10, 2013

One of the best actors the genre has ever had.

Violet_ElectricViolet_ElectricMay 29, 2011

Not only a great actor but... well, he had a cute smile and was pretty fit until the late 40s

Johnny ClarkeJan 1, 2009

I recently visited the cottage Boris lived in in Bramshott UK, `Roundabout` is the most charming cottage owned by a friend of a friend of mine. It has gardens over the road from it that go down to a steam, it`s absoluelty idilic, he must have been very happy there, the cottage is said to be coffin shaped ! and the reason it is called `Roundabout` is because it sits on a `traffic island` ! The plot is triangular, although as it is in the countrside the `island` i`t busy, just small country roads. It`s quite big on the inside.

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