(11/16/49) Radio: Appeared on "Starring Boris Karloff" episode "False Face".
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? | The Art Dealer | Karloff Boris | Karloff
5' 11" (1.81 m)
Millard, Eliza Sarah
| Pratt Jr., Edward John
Eliza Julia Pratt
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Certainly, I was typed. But what is typing? It is a trademark, a means by which the public recognizes you. Actors work all their lives to achieve that. I got mine with just one picture. It was a blessing.
Karloff was so upset that Arsenic and Old Lace play creators (including Russel Crouse
, who went by the nickname "Buck") did not allow him to reprise his stage role for the 1944 film that when Anna Erskine, his fan mail secretary, told Karloff she was marrying Crouse, his wired reply read in part: "Best news we've had for years; (...) Must make other arrangements for my mail. Refuse to contribute ...
Making audiences feel sorry for his evil characters by displaying extreme frailty and vulnerability, even when the material didn't call for this.