East Dulwich, London, England, UK
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Midhurst, Sussex, England, UK
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Boris Karloff lived out his final years at his cottage, `Roundabout`, in the Hampshire village of Bramshott. After a long battle with arthritis and emphysema, he contracted pneumonia, succumbing to it in the King Edward VII Hospital, Midhurst, Sussex, England on February 2, 1969, at the age of 81. He was cremated, following a requested low-key service, at Guildford Crematorium, Godalming, Surrey, where he is commemorated by a plaque in the Garden of Remembrance. A memorial service was held at St Paul`s, Covent Garden (The Actors` Church), London, where there is also a plaque.
However, even death could not put an immediate halt to Karloff`s media career. Four Mexican films for which Karloff shot his scenes in Los Angeles were released over a two-year period after he had died. They were dismissed as undistinguished efforts by critics and fans alike. Also, a few years prior to his death, he lent his name to a comic book for Gold Key Comics titled Boris Karloff`s Tales of Mystery. An illustrated likeness of Karloff continued to introduce each issue of this publication for nearly a decade after the real Karloff died.
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William Henry Pratt
Merchant Taylors' School
King's College London
Edward John Pratt, Jr
Eliza Sarah Millard
brother, Sir John Thomas Pratt
paternal grandparentEdward John Pratt, paternal grandparent Eliza Julia (Edwards) Pratt, Anna Leonowens aunt, daughter Sara Karloff
Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Basil Rathbone, Roger Corman
Raised rare Bedlington Terriers
favorite author was Joseph Conrad
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William Henry Pratt (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), better known by his stage name Boris Karloff (), was an English actor who was primarily known for his roles in horror films. He portrayed Frankenstein's monster in Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Son of Frankenstein (1939). He also appeared as Imhotep in The Mummy (1932).
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(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
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