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#HAPPYBIRTHDAY #BORISKARLOFF . .TODAY marks the 130th anniversary of Boris Karloff. Born William Henry Pratt, in 36 Forest Hill Road, Camberwell, London, England . . Karloff is for some the Crown King of Fantasy films, his portrayal of Frankenstein's Monster, Imhotep in The Mummy, Fu Manchu..and MANY other classic horror creations. Like Peter Cushing, Boris the actor and family man couldn't have been further from the nasties he played on the big and small screen. Karloff set the benchmark for many others to follow, including other Universal films actors Chaney, Glen Strange, Lee and Co... Happy Birthday Boris, your legacy is as influential as ever!
TOD MORTEN has written in to ask, 'Did Peter Cushing ever work with Boris Karloff?' Hello Todd and Welcome... no, it's a great shame that Peter never got the opportunity to work with Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, yes...Peter sadly no. Here is a photograph of Lee and Karloff on set during the making of The Curse of the Crimson Altar', one of two films that Lee made with Karloff, the other being Corridors of Blood in 1958. Interestingly, Curse of the Crimson Altar was directed by Vernon Sewell who in the same year, 1968, also directed Peter Cushing in the 'Blood Beast Terror'.
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