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Boris Karloff

Actor (23-Nov-1887 — 2-Feb-1969)


Forrest J. Ackerman (editor). Boris Karloff: The Frankenscience Monster. New York: Ace Books. 1969.

Richard Bojarski; Kenneth Beale. The Films of Boris Karloff. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press. 1974. 287pp.

Beverley Bare Buehrer. Boris Karloff: A Bio-Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 1993. 312pp.

Paul M. Jensen. Boris Karloff and His Films. The Tantivy Press. 1974. 194pp.

Leonard J. Kohl. Sinister Serials of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney, Jr.. Midnight Marquee Press. 2000. 256pp.

Cynthia Lindsay. Dear Boris: The Life of William Henry Platt a.k.a. Boris Karloff. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1975. 273pp.

Gregory William Mank. Karloff and Lugosi: The Story of a Haunting Collaboration: With a Complete Filmography of Their Films Together. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company. 1990. 372pp.

Scott Allen Nollen. Boris Karloff: A Critical Account of His Screen, Stage, Radio, Television, and Recording Work. McFarland & Company. 1991. 487pp.

Scott Allen Nollen. Boris Karloff: A Gentleman's Life. Midnight Marquee Press. 1999. 355pp.

Gary J. Svehla; Susan Svehla (editors). Boris Karloff. Kensington Publishing. 1996. 384pp.

Peter Underwood. Karloff: The Life of Boris Karloff. New York: Drake Publishers. 1972. 238pp. Titled Horror Man in UK.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.747)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.361)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.809)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.569)

  11. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.304)

  12. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.253)

  13. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.174)

  14. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.290)

  15. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.222)

  16. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.452)

  17. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.389)

  18. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.271)

  19. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, pp.4-6)

  20. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.427)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.314)

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