Boris Karloff - pencil sketch on bristol paper by Greg Joens.
AKA William Henry Pratt (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), better
known by his stage name Boris Karloff, was an English actor.
Karloff is widely known for his roles in horror films and especially for
his portrayal of Frankenstein's monster in Frankenstein (1931), Bride
of Frankenstein (1935), and Son of Frankenstein (1939), which resulted
in his immense popularity. 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.