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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd April 1975 Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, premieres in London

23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London

23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged

23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London

23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.go to related location

23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London

23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London

23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

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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