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James Whale (I) (1889–1957)


James Whale was an English film director, theatre director and actor. He is best remembered for his four classic horror films: Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Whale also directed films in other genres, including what is considered the definitive film version of the musical ... See full bio »

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Known For

Frankenstein
Frankenstein Director
(1931)
Bride of Frankenstein
(1935)
The Invisible Man
(1933)
The Old Dark House
(1932)

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Other Works:

Stage: Directed 'Joaquin Alvarez Quintero''s plays "Fortunato" and "The Lady from Alfaqueque" at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England, with John Gielgud (as "Alberto" / "Felipe Rivas"), O.B. Clarence, Ann Trevor, Margaret Webster, John Fernald and Anthony Ireland in the cast. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

A director must be pretty bad if he can't get a thrill out of war, murder, robbery. See more »

Trivia:

Life partner David Lewis found him dead in Whale's Santa Monica swimming pool; he didn't disclose the suicide note until close to his own death in 1987, leaving Whale's death - up to that time - a mystery. See more »


Nickname:

Jimmy

Star Sign:

Cancer

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