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Colin Clive (1900–1937)


Who could forget Colin Clive's "It's Alive! It's Alive!" as he melted to the floor mumbling the same over and over in ecstasy after his success at animating the Monster in the first sound version of Frankenstein (1931). Film history - horror film history - but part of a short history for actor Colin Clive - he died at 37 years of age. The son of a... See full bio »

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Known For

Frankenstein
Frankenstein Henry Frankenstein
(1931)
Bride of Frankenstein
Bride of Frankenstein Henry Frankenstein
(1935)
Mad Love
Mad Love Stephen Orlac
(1935)
Christopher Strong
Christopher Strong Sir Christopher Strong
(1933)

Filmography

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 1937 The Woman I Love
Capt. Thelis
 1937 History Is Made at Night
Bruce Vail
 1935 The Widow from Monte Carlo
Lord Eric Reynolds
 1935 The Girl from 10th Avenue
John Marland
 1934 One More River
Sir Gerald Corven
 1934 The Key
Capt. Andrew 'Andy' Kerr
 1933 Looking Forward
Geoffrey Fielding
 1932 Lily Christine
Rupert Harvey
 1931 The Stronger Sex
Warren Barrington
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Other Works:

Footage of him from Frankenstein was featured in a 2003 episode of "Enterprise" (2001) entitled "Horizon." See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[to Louis Hayward on the set of "The Woman I Love"] My dear sir, get out of this business. It'll kill you; it'll kill you.

Trivia:

He was a direct descendant of Clive of India and intended to pursue a career in the military, but a fall from a horse shattered those plans. This may be part of the reason why he was drinking - he was no longer fit enough to continue in his intended occupation. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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