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Boris Karloff (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), whose real name was William
Henry Pratt, was an English-born actor who emigrated to Canada in 1909.
Karloff is best remembered for his roles in horror films and his portrayal of
Frankenstein's monster in Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and
Son of Frankenstein (1939). His popularity following Frankenstein was such that
for a brief time he was billed simply as "Karloff" or "Karloff the Uncanny". His
best-known non-horror role is as the Grinch in the television special of Dr.
Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.
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