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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd February 1983 Actress Emily Blunt was born in London.

23rd February 1982 Michael Frayn's Noises Off, premieres in London

23rd February 1981 Princess Diana moves out of her flat ahead of her announcement the following day.

23rd February 1973 Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London

23rd February 1950 Born today: Steve Priest, London, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes)

23rd February 1945 2nd Dutch govt of Gerbrandy forms in London

23rd February 1918 Magician Chung Ling Soo's Catch the Bullet With Your Teeth goes wrong and he is killed on stage.

23rd February 1910 George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance, premieres in London

23rd February 1895 Born today: Richard Goolden, London England, actor (School for Husbands)

23rd February 1886 London Times publishes world's 1st classified ad

23rd February 1817 Born today: George Watts, London, painter

23rd February 1792 Artist Sir Joshua Reynolds died in his house in Leicester Fields, London.

23rd February 1776 Born today: John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)

23rd February 1633 Born today: Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)

Actor Boris Karloff born here



Actor Boris Karloff born here

Legendary horror actor Boris Karloff was born here.

Location: 36 Forest Hill Rd, East Dulwich, SE22 0RR

Description: Actor Boris Karloff (1887-1969), real name William Henry Pratt, was born not in the laboratory of a remote eastern European castle on a stormy night, but in leafy Dulwich into a respectable family of diplomats.

Though famous for playing a grunting monster made of reassembled body parts, he was in fact a thoroughly well-spoken Englishman: mild-mannered, a keen cricketer and gardener.

His birthplace is now a Turkish restaurant, with an entrance adorned by Karloffian memorabilia.

Karloff starred in as Frankenstein’s monster three times, in the 1931 original, ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ in 1935 and ‘Son of Frankenstein’ in 1939.


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Actor Boris Karloff born here

Legendary horror actor Boris Karloff was born here.


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Karloffs birthplace is now a fish and chip shop. (Anonymous)
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-09-19
Im starting to gather information on my family tree, and William Henry Pratt, is part of this tree. My Grandmother was related to Mr. Pratt. Id love to learn more about my ancestors, and knowing he is included "in my tree", what an honor! (Deanna)
Posted by Deanna on 2010-11-05
He was a patron, of the Sciences. He had the balls & insight, to dare us, to probe, the unknown; to emulate God. He was very inspireing. (Herbert Staffieri)
Posted by Herbert Staffieri on 2009-11-22
This Property (36 Forest Hill Road) the Birthplace of the greatest horror actor ever is now for sale. (Savas Kemal)
Posted by Savas Kemal on 2008-08-29
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