Boris Karloff

1887 - 1969

Boris Karloff

William Henry Pratt (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), better known by his stage name Boris Karloff (), was an English actor who was primarily known for his roles in horror films. He portrayed Frankenstein's monster in Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and Son of Frankenstein (1939). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Boris Karloff has received more than 2,710,067 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 331st most popular actor.

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  • 2.7M

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  • 63.44

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  • 49

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.28

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Boris Karloff ranks 329 out of 8,832Before him are Rod Steiger, Jacqueline Bisset, Penélope Cruz, Carrie Fisher, William Shatner, and F. Murray Abraham. After him are Sophie Marceau, Matt Damon, Alan Arkin, Emmanuelle Riva, Emil Jannings, and Tilda Swinton.

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Among people born in 1887, Boris Karloff ranks 30Before him are Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Chūichi Nagumo, John Reed, Ruth Benedict, Henry Moseley, and Kurt Schwitters. After him are August Macke, Lothar Rendulic, James B. Sumner, Wolfgang Köhler, Erich Mendelsohn, and Nikolai Vavilov. Among people deceased in 1969, Boris Karloff ranks 26Before him are Saud of Saudi Arabia, Levi Eshkol, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, Sonja Henie, Arthur Friedenreich, and Witold Gombrowicz. After him are Dominique Pire, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Princess Alice of Battenberg, B. Traven, Itzhak Stern, and Joseph Kasa-Vubu.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Boris Karloff ranks 500 out of 5,347Before him are Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Gustav Holst (1874), Muriel Spark (1918), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), and G. E. Moore (1873). After him are Brook Taylor (1685), David Attenborough (1926), William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779), Gordon Brown (1951), Nigel Farage (1964), and Austen Chamberlain (1863).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Boris Karloff ranks 47Before him are Alec Guinness (1914), Albert Finney (1936), Deborah Kerr (1921), Ian Holm (1931), John Cleese (1939), and Jacqueline Bisset (1944). After him are Tilda Swinton (1960), Jean Simmons (1929), Charles Laughton (1899), Hugh Grant (1960), Bob Hoskins (1942), and Charles Dance (1946).