Boris Karloff

English actor (1887-1969)

William Henry Pratt (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969) better known by his stage name Boris Karloff, was an English actor.

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  • It was a family name on my mother's side, and I thought my own name Pratt, if I ever got known in the theatre might be unfortunate.

Quotes about Boris KarloffEdit

  • My father was such a private and modest man. He did not really bring his career home or talk about other actors, and he lived a very conservative, circumspect life. He did not live the life of a movie star. He was a typical English gentleman. I really was not aware. I mean I knew what he did, but I was not aware of the magnitude of his stardom.

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