Appeared (as "Descius Heiss") in "The Shop at Sly Corner" on Broadway. Written by Edward Percy. Scenic Design / Costume Design by William Knighton. Directed by Margaret Perry
. Booth Theatre: 18 Jan 1949-22 Jan 1949 (7 performances). Cast: Ethel Griffies
(as "Mathilde Heiss"), Alfred Hyslop
(as "Steve Hubbard"), Jane Lloyd-Jones...
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5' 11" (1.81 m)
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My leg in a steel brace... operating with only half a lung... why, it's a public scandal that I'm still around. But as long as the people want me, I feel an obligation to go on performing. After all, every time I act I provide employment for a fleet of doubles.
He had East Indian heritage on his father's side, which gave Karloff a dark skin tone. In several films, he was cast in roles such as Arabs and American Indians.
Making audiences feel sorry for his evil characters by displaying extreme frailty and vulnerability, even when the material didn't call for this