Boris Karloff photo gallery

Billy Pratt as a schoolboy, about 1899.
Billy Pratt as a schoolboy, about 1899.
Billy (19) at his Public School Uppingham, 1906.
Billy (19) at his Public School Uppingham, 1906.
Boris Karloff at about 27 (1914).
Boris Karloff at about 27 (1914).
Circa 30 (1917).
Circa 30 (1917).
Young film actor, about 1925.
Young film actor, about 1925.
In a silent film, about 1927.
In a silent film, about 1927.
Sept. 1930 - from the "Standard Casting Directory for character actors"
Sept. 1930 - from the "Standard Casting Directory for character actors"
Profile pic
Profile pic
Film ad : Feb 28, 1932
Film ad : Feb 28, 1932
"Spooky" lighting, 1931.
"Spooky" lighting, 1931.
At 44 (1932)
At 44 (1932)
Circa 1932. Colourisation : Stephen Dowthwaite.
Circa 1932. Colourisation : Stephen Dowthwaite.
The Mummy
The Mummy
"The Mummy" 1932. More world fame.
"The Mummy" 1932. More world fame.
Imhotep and Ancks-En-Amun (Zita Johann) in The Mummy
Imhotep and Ancks-En-Amun (Zita Johann) in The Mummy
The Mummy. Incredible make up !
The Mummy. Incredible make up !
The "Mummy Award" for Jack Pierce
The "Mummy Award" for Jack Pierce
As Dr. Fu Manchu in "The Mask of Fu Manchu" (1932)
As Dr. Fu Manchu in "The Mask of Fu Manchu" (1932)
A Boris bust is created
A Boris bust is created
Happy with his Bedlington terriers
Happy with his Bedlington terriers
A stylish dresser (1933)
A stylish dresser (1933)
Hjalmar Poelzig in "The Black Cat" (1934)
Hjalmar Poelzig in "The Black Cat" (1934)
"Bride of Frankenstein" 1935. The Monster was his most famous role.
"Bride of Frankenstein" 1935. The Monster was his most famous role.
The Black Room (1935), with Marian Marsh
The Black Room (1935), with Marian Marsh
1930s portrait
1930s portrait
Cricket attire
Cricket attire
Very slim
Very slim
Hobby chef
Hobby chef
Baby Sara Jane, born on his 51st birthday (Nov. 23rd 1938)
Baby Sara Jane, born on his 51st birthday (Nov. 23rd 1938)
Dad and daughter
Dad and daughter
Dorothy and Boris, Sara's parents
Dorothy and Boris, Sara's parents
Reading and smoking, with a friend
Reading and smoking, with a friend
2320 Bowmont Drive : Gardening - at his greenhouse
2320 Bowmont Drive : Gardening - at his greenhouse
In his pool at 2320 Bowmont Drive, Beverly Hills
In his pool at 2320 Bowmont Drive, Beverly Hills
Sunbathing
Sunbathing
Relaxing during a tennis match
Relaxing during a tennis match
His own tennis court at 2320 Bowmont Drive
His own tennis court at 2320 Bowmont Drive
Playing cricket, his fave sport !
Playing cricket, his fave sport !
With Warner Oland and the script of "Charlie Chan at the Opera" (1936)
With Warner Oland and the script of "Charlie Chan at the Opera" (1936)
Boris with SAG colleagues, 1937
Boris with SAG colleagues, 1937
Boris plays "Cat in the Cradle" with Gloria Jean - on the set of "Before I Hang" (1940)
Boris plays "Cat in the Cradle" with Gloria Jean - on the set of "Before I Hang" (1940)
Autograph 1942
Autograph 1942
Rehearsal during production of "The Climax" (1942) - Boris and June Vincent.
Rehearsal during production of "The Climax" (1942) - Boris and June Vincent.
Really painful - the make up was removed (by Jack Pierce)...
Really painful - the make up was removed (by Jack Pierce)...
At a sports stadium
At a sports stadium
Private portrait by famous photographer Ben Pinchot
Private portrait by famous photographer Ben Pinchot
Signed photo
Signed photo
What a profile !
What a profile !
Tea time (in his cricket attire)
Tea time (in his cricket attire)
His driver's licence
His driver's licence
Rare newspaper pic (1)
Rare newspaper pic (1)
Rare newspaper pic (2)
Rare newspaper pic (2)
Boris' and Dorothy's Beverly Hills home
Boris' and Dorothy's Beverly Hills home
Founding members of the "Screen Actors Guild"
Founding members of the "Screen Actors Guild"
Santa Boris (at his Beverly Hills home)
Santa Boris (at his Beverly Hills home)
You'll Find Out (1940)
You'll Find Out (1940)
Dot and Boris kiss goodbye at Darien train station - Boris is going to commute to New York City (1941)
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)
Mowing his lawn in Darien, Connecticut (1941)
Jonathan Brewster (Arsenic and Old Lace, 1941-44)
Jonathan Brewster (Arsenic and Old Lace, 1941-44)
The Boogieman Will Get You (1942). Behind the scenes pic with Jeff Donnell.
The Boogieman Will Get You (1942). Behind the scenes pic with Jeff Donnell.
Grinning hard (1944)
Grinning hard (1944)
At his New York home 1942
At his New York home 1942
First colour film : The Climax (1944)
First colour film : The Climax (1944)
No vamps please ... !
No vamps please ... !
The man in the mirror ...
The man in the mirror ...
With 5th wife Evie (1947, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)
With 5th wife Evie (1947, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)
Dr. Hollingshead in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
Dr. Hollingshead in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
A nice smile
A nice smile
Spooky radio broadcasts
Spooky radio broadcasts
At a Circus show
At a Circus show
Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
Smoking a pipe
Smoking a pipe
British TV series Colonel March of Scotland Yard (1952-54)
British TV series Colonel March of Scotland Yard (1952-54)
In his apartment at the "Dakota", New York City, early 1950s
In his apartment at the "Dakota", New York City, early 1950s
Evie, Boris, Sara, Richard Cotten - Frankenstein 1970 (1958)
Evie, Boris, Sara, Richard Cotten - Frankenstein 1970 (1958)
Portrait
Portrait
TV series Thriller (1960-62)
TV series Thriller (1960-62)
pondering
pondering
TV, Route 66 : "Lizard's Leg and Owlets Wing" (1962)
TV, Route 66 : "Lizard's Leg and Owlets Wing" (1962)
A perfect gentleman
A perfect gentleman
Daddy Boris and Sara - at "Chateau Marmont" about 1960.
Daddy Boris and Sara - at "Chateau Marmont" about 1960.
Elegant.Colourisation : Stephen Dowthwaite
Elegant.Colourisation : Stephen Dowthwaite
Comedy of Terrors, 1963
Comedy of Terrors, 1963
Bikini Beach (1964)
Bikini Beach (1964)
Die Monster Die (1966) with director Daniel Haller
Die Monster Die (1966) with director Daniel Haller
With German actress Elke Sommer (1967)
With German actress Elke Sommer (1967)
The Wild Wild West (TV, 1967)
The Wild Wild West (TV, 1967)
Targets (1968)
Targets (1968)
His last GREAT role - Byron Orlok
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
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)
He lived here as a child (Camberwell / East Dulwich)
The Church Hall where he played "The Demon King" in "Cinderella" (1896)
The Church Hall where he played "The Demon King" in "Cinderella" (1896)
Enfield Grammar School
Enfield Grammar School
Billy studied here 1906-1909
Billy studied here 1906-1909
43 Cadogan Place, London (he lived here from 1959-66)
43 Cadogan Place, London (he lived here from 1959-66)
His cottage "Roundabout", Bramshott / Hampshire (1966-69)
His cottage "Roundabout", Bramshott / Hampshire (1966-69)
Sheffield Terrace, London (1966-69)
Sheffield Terrace, London (1966-69)
The cemetery in Guildford where he was buried
The cemetery in Guildford where he was buried
plaque at St Mary's Church, Bramshott.
plaque at St Mary's Church, Bramshott.
New Biography by Stephen Jacobs
New Biography by Stephen Jacobs
Boris Karloff 1887-1969
Boris Karloff 1887-1969