Friday, February 22, 2008

Happy Birthday! (NEWS)

Dwight Frye, versatile character actor and originator of several memorable characterizations in the horror film genre including his legendary roles as Renfield in Dracula, Karl in Bride of Frankenstein, and Fritz in Frankenstein, (amongst others), born this day in Salina KS, 1899.

Thanks to Horror Pariah for the last minute update!


Dr.Phibes said...

He's good in The Vampire Bat too.

Karswell said...

"See my lonely life unfold
I see it everyday,
See my lonely mind explode
when I've gone insane..."

Ballad Of Dwight Fry
by Alice Cooper

Mr. Door Tree said...

Who doesn't love Dwight Frye! If you haven't already viewed it, you should check out the 1931 Charlie Chan film The Black Camel that was released completely restored on disc last year. Besides featuring Frye in an uncredited role it co-stars Lugosi as the fotune teller Tarneverro...made the same year as Dracula! This is the earliest surving Warner Oland Chan film and there are serveral sequences featuring Oland, Lugosi & Frye together...highly recommended! I love this quote from the film...There is an old saying, "Death is the black camel that kneels unbidden at every gate". Tonight black camel knelt here.

Karswell said...

I love the Chan films, saw Black Camel years ago on bootleg video but would love to see it again restored! Thanks!