Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Boris Karloff

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Boris Karloff, born on November 23, 1887!

Horror Icon, Boris Karloff, played some of the best (and scariest) monsters, madmen and villains of all time! Of course there’s Frankenstein (aka ‘The Monster” or — as listed in the opening credits — simply “?”), the revived ancient Egyptian priest “Imhotep” in The Mummy, “Mord the Merciless” in Tower of London, the “murderous cabman” in The Body Snatcher, and so many more…  But my favorite Karloff  ‘villain’ — hands down is…  The Grinch! Yes, that misguided, bitter, grouchy ‘creature’ with a heart “two sizes too small”…

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Frankenstein monster Boris KarloffBoris Karloff as “The Monster” in Frankenstein (1931, director James Whale)

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Boris Karloff The MummyBoris Karloff as Imhotep in The Mummy (1932, director Karl Freund)

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Boris Karloff as The Grinch: You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch!  Song sung by Thurl Ravenscroft

Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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