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Boris Karloff

(1887-1969), Actor

Boris Karloff (William Henry Pratt)

Sitter in 5 portraits
Born William Henry Pratt in Dulwich, South London. A long career in silent films preceded his first appearance as the monster in Frankenstein in 1931. Subsequently he became the acknowledged king of Hollywood horror, bringing style and pathos to many freaks and villains for nearly 40 years.

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Boris Karloff, by Nicolai Fechin - NPG 5837

Boris Karloff

by Nicolai Fechin
charcoal, circa 1934-1938
NPG 5837

Boris Karloff, by Ben Pinchot - NPG P280

Boris Karloff

by Ben Pinchot
bromide print, 1940s
NPG P280

Boris Karloff, by Yousuf Karsh - NPG P318

Boris Karloff

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1946
NPG P318

Boris Karloff, by Walter Bird - NPG x183959

Boris Karloff

by Walter Bird
vintage print, circa 1950s
NPG x183959

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