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 Frankensteinís monster three times, in the 1931 original, ĎBride of Frankensteiní in 1935 and ĎSon of Frankensteiní 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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