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Boris Karloff: The Gentle Monster   -  Discontinued

Boris Karloff: The Gentle Monster

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50 min.
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A & E Entertainment
After his performance in the classic Frankenstein, he became synonymous with terror. But behind his gaunt glare and distinctive lisp was the soul and manner of a cultured English gentleman. Born in London in 1887, William Henry Pratt abandoned his studies and used a modest inheritance to begin his acting career in Canada, breaking with his past by changing his name to Boris Karloff. He toured in stock companies for years before getting his big break at age 41, landing the role of the monster in Frankenstein. BIOGRAPHY chronicles his life through extensive film clips, behind-the-scenes footage and personal interviews with family and costars, including his daughter. See how he became a Broadway, TV and radio star when Hollywood tired of horror, and how he risked his livelihood and freedom as one of the founding members of the Screen Actors Guild. Karloff's legacy is a combination of awe for the monster he created and deep love for his professional versatility, kindly humor, and humanitarian nature.

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