Karloff

/ˈkalɒf/ (say 'kahlof)

noun
Boris (William Pratt), 1887–1969, English film actor, best known for his roles in horror films, especially as the monster in Frankenstein (1931).

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Karloff — ist der Name von Boris Karloff (eigentlich William Henry Pratt, 1887 1969), britischer Theater und Filmschauspieler Sara Karloff (* 1938), US amerikanische Filmschaffende und Unternehmerin; Tochter von Boris Karloff Siehe auch Karlow …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Karloff — noun United States film actor (born in England) noted for his performances in horror films (1887 1969) • Syn: ↑Boris Karloff, ↑William Henry Pratt • Instance Hypernyms: ↑actor, ↑histrion, ↑player, ↑thespian, ↑role pla …   Useful english dictionary

  • Karloff — /kahr lawf, lof/, n. Boris (William Henry Pratt), 1887 1969, British actor in the U.S. * * * …   Universalium

  • Karloff — Kar|loff, Bor|is (1887 1969) a British actor who worked in US ↑horror films (=films that are intended to make you feel frightened) , and who is especially famous for appearing as the ↑monster in the film ↑Frankenstein (1931) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Karloff, Boris — orig. William Henry Pratt born Nov. 23, 1887, London, Eng. died Feb. 2, 1969, Midhurst, West Sussex British U.S. actor. He immigrated to Canada from England in 1909 and acted with touring companies before moving to Hollywood, where he played… …   Universalium

  • Karloff, Boris — (1887 1969)    Born William Henry Pratt in England, the future actor immigrated to Canada in 1909, and after working in a variety of jobs, he turned to theater, acting in 1910 and taking the stage name Boris Karloff. He entered the United States… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Karloff Lagarde — Carlos de Lucio Lagarde, best known as Karloff Lagarde (July 27, 1928 ndash; August 31, 2007) was a Mexican professional wrestler who was immensely popular during the 1960s and 1970s.Born in Zapotlán de Juárez, Hidalgo, Lagarde debuted in 1950 in …   Wikipedia

  • Karloff-Zwick algorithm — The Karloff Zwick algorithm, in computational complexity theory, is a randomised approximation algorithm taking an instance of MAX 3SAT Boolean satisfiability problem as input. If the instance is satisfiable, then the expected weight of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Karloff, Boris — • КА РЛОФ (Karloff) Борис (наст. имя и фам. Уильям Генри (по др. данным, Чарлз Эдуард) Пратт, Pratt) (23.11.1887 2.2.1969)    англо амер. актёр. С 1912 работал в т ре. С 1916 сыграл более 60 эпизодич. ролей в кино, прежде чем в 1931 прославился в …   Кино: Энциклопедический словарь

  • Karloff, Boris — (William Henry Pratt) (1887 1969)    British born actor who had a long career in films and other media, but of course most famous as the monster in Frankenstein (1931). Hired by Luis Enrique Vergara for four films in early 1968, Karloff was by… …   Biographical Dictionary of Mexican Film Performers

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