(early 1900s) Stage: "Paid in Full". Canada
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5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on whether he resented being typed as a "horror star"] One always hears of actors complaining of being typed - if he's young, he's typed as a juvenile; if he's handsome, he's typed as a leading man. I was lucky. Whereas bootmakers have to spend millions to establish a trademark, I was handed a trademark free of charge. When an actor gets in a position to select his own roles, he's in big trouble...
He celebrated his 51st birthday during the production of Son of Frankenstein
(1939) and remarked that he received the best birthday present ever: the birth of his daughter Sara Karloff
. He reportedly rushed from the set to the hospital in full makeup and costume.
Often played imposing, sinister villains