A 125th Anniversary Tribute to Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff photo gallery
Billy Pratt as a schoolboy, about 1899.
Billy (19) at his Public School Uppingham, 1906.
Boris Karloff at about 27 (1914).
Circa 30 (1917).
Young film actor, about 1925.
In a silent film, about 1927.
Sept. 1930 - from the "Standard Casting Directory for character actors"
Film ad : Feb 28, 1932
"Spooky" lighting, 1931.
At 44 (1932)
Circa 1932. Colourisation : Stephen Dowthwaite.
"The Mummy" 1932. More world fame.
Imhotep and Ancks-En-Amun (Zita Johann) in The Mummy
The Mummy. Incredible make up !
The "Mummy Award" for Jack Pierce
As Dr. Fu Manchu in "The Mask of Fu Manchu" (1932)
A Boris bust is created
Happy with his Bedlington terriers
A stylish dresser (1933)
Hjalmar Poelzig in "The Black Cat" (1934)
"Bride of Frankenstein" 1935. The Monster was his most famous role.
The Black Room (1935), with Marian Marsh
Baby Sara Jane, born on his 51st birthday (Nov. 23rd 1938)
Dad and daughter
Dorothy and Boris, Sara's parents
Reading and smoking, with a friend
2320 Bowmont Drive : Gardening - at his greenhouse
In his pool at 2320 Bowmont Drive, Beverly Hills
Relaxing during a tennis match
His own tennis court at 2320 Bowmont Drive
Playing cricket, his fave sport !
With Warner Oland and the script of "Charlie Chan at the Opera" (1936)
Boris with SAG colleagues, 1937
Boris plays "Cat in the Cradle" with Gloria Jean - on the set of "Before I Hang" (1940)
Rehearsal during production of "The Climax" (1942) - Boris and June Vincent.
Really painful - the make up was removed (by Jack Pierce)...
At a sports stadium
Private portrait by famous photographer Ben Pinchot
What a profile !
Tea time (in his cricket attire)
His driver's licence
Rare newspaper pic (1)
Rare newspaper pic (2)
Boris' and Dorothy's Beverly Hills home
Founding members of the "Screen Actors Guild"
Santa Boris (at his Beverly Hills home)
You'll Find Out (1940)
Dot and Boris kiss goodbye at Darien train station - Boris is going to commute to New York City (1941)
Mowing his lawn in Darien, Connecticut (1941)
Jonathan Brewster (Arsenic and Old Lace, 1941-44)
The Boogieman Will Get You (1942). Behind the scenes pic with Jeff Donnell.
Grinning hard (1944)
At his New York home 1942
First colour film : The Climax (1944)
No vamps please ... !
The man in the mirror ...
With 5th wife Evie (1947, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)
Dr. Hollingshead in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
A nice smile
Spooky radio broadcasts
At a Circus show
Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
Smoking a pipe
British TV series Colonel March of Scotland Yard (1952-54)
In his apartment at the "Dakota", New York City, early 1950s
Evie, Boris, Sara, Richard Cotten - Frankenstein 1970 (1958)
TV series Thriller (1960-62)
TV, Route 66 : "Lizard's Leg and Owlets Wing" (1962)
A perfect gentleman
Daddy Boris and Sara - at "Chateau Marmont" about 1960.
Elegant.Colourisation : Stephen Dowthwaite
Comedy of Terrors, 1963
Bikini Beach (1964)
Die Monster Die (1966) with director Daniel Haller
With German actress Elke Sommer (1967)
The Wild Wild West (TV, 1967)
His last GREAT role - Byron Orlok
Copyrighted photos [ rhonda steerer]
William Henry Pratt was born in this house in East Dulwich (London) on 23 Nov 1887
He lived here as a child (Camberwell / East Dulwich)
The Church Hall where he played "The Demon King" in "Cinderella" (1896)
Enfield Grammar School
Billy studied here 1906-1909
43 Cadogan Place, London (he lived here from 1959-66)
His cottage "Roundabout", Bramshott / Hampshire (1966-69)
Sheffield Terrace, London (1966-69)
The cemetery in Guildford where he was buried
plaque at St Mary's Church, Bramshott.
Karloff the Play
The American homes of Boris Karloff
My Boris Karloff Biography (book)
The Soft Side of Boris (My article)
My Rondo Award
New Biography by Stephen Jacobs
Boris Karloff 1887-1969
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