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 typecast roles in horror films that depicted the characters Frankenstein and the Mummy.
He portrayed Frankenstein's monster in Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and Son of Frankenstein (1939), which resulted in
his immense popularity. He also appeared as Imhotep in The Mummy (1932). His best-known non-horror role is as the Grinch, as well as the
narrator, in the animated television special of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966). He also had a memorable role in the
original Scarface (1932). For his contribution to film and television, Boris Karloff was awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.