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Karloff, Boris (orig. William Henry Pratt)

Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1969 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors


1887 – He was born on the 23rd day of November this year in London, England, UK. He was educated at London University in preparation for a career as a diplomat.

1909 – He immigrated to Canada to accept a job on a farm, and while living in Ontario he began pursuing acting, joining a touring company and adopting the stage name Boris Karloff.

1919 – He was living in Los Angeles, unemployed and considering a move into vaudeville, when instead he found regular work as an extra at Universal Studios.

1954 – He also had a TV series, Colonel March of Scotland Yard.

1969 – He died on the 2nd day of February of this year.


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