Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Mrs. Frankenstien

Today is the birthday of Elsa Lanchester, star of the stage, film, and TV. Married to actor Charles Laughton, she had roles in over 60 films from the 1920's through the 1970's, including Willard, Mary Poppins, Bell Book and Candle, and Terror in the Wax Museum. However, there is one role which vaulted her into the realm of horror immortality. In 1935, she starred in The Bride of Frankenstein, playing the dual role of The Bride, and Mary Shelley. The Monster demanded a mate, and the rest, as they say, is history.

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