Dwight Frye Overview:

Character actor, Dwight Frye, was born Dwight Iliff Fry on Feb 22, 1899 in Salina, KS. Frye died at the age of 44 on Nov 7, 1943 in Hollywood, CA .



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By Terry on Dec 5, 2019 From Stardust and Shadows

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By Terry Sherwood on Nov 4, 2014 From Nitrate from the Grave

The Horror pictures of the Golden age are like ?Diner food’ to ?some’ serious film goers or Movie gourmets. If that is so then side dishes you get with a diner meal add to the being filled up. If the lead actors and central story are the ‘meat ‘ of the picture then those that... Read full article

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Dwight Frye Quotes:

Karl: The kites! The kites! Get 'em ready! He wants the kites!

Count Dracula: I am Dracula.
Renfield: Oh, it's really good to see you. I don't know what happened to the driver and my luggage and... Well, and with all this, I thought I was in the wrong place.
Count Dracula: I bid you welcome.
[Dracula goes up the stairs. Renfield starts to follow him. Suddenly, Dracula hears wolves howling]
Count Dracula: Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
[Dracula goes up the steps and waits for Renfield, who, without difficulty, cuts open a hole in a huge spider's web using his walking stick]
Count Dracula: The spider spinning his web for the unwary fly. The blood is the life, Mr. Renfield.
Renfield: Why, er... yes.

Van Helsing: You'll die in torment if you die with innocent blood on your soul.
Renfield: God will not damn a poor lunatic's soul. He knows that the powers of evil are too great for those with weak minds.

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Dwight Frye Facts
Father of Dwight David Frye.

In 1971, the original Alice Cooper Group, being greatly inspired by Frye's "Renfield" character in Dracula (1931), further immortalized him in their song "The Ballad of Dwight Fry" (without the "e"). The nearly seven-minute conceptual composition appears on their "Love It To Death" album.

Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, in the Graceland section.

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