The Kings of Radio Horror!
Hello MPIR Fans, and Friends,
Now playing on the main mystery stream is the radio works of my favorite horror stars. Boris Karloff, Vincent Price and Peter Lorre.
William Henry Pratt (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), better known by his stage name Boris Karloff, was an English actor. Widely known for his roles in horror films, particularly 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). Karloff was also a frequent guest on radio programmes, whether it was starring in Arch Oboler's Chicago-based Lights Out productions (most notably the episode "Cat Wife") or spoofing his horror image with Fred Allen or Jack Benny.
Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and performances in horror films. His career spanned other genres, including film noir, drama, mystery, thriller, and comedy. He appeared on stage, television, radio, and in over one hundred films. Price was very active in radio, during the 40's and 50's. After dramatic radio died out in the U.S. he continued to act on BBC radio in the UK.
Peter Lorre (26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964) was a Hungarian-American actor. Born László Löwenstein in Austria-Hungary, he began his stage career in Vienna before moving to Germany where he had his breakthrough, first on the stage, then in film in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Lorre caused an international sensation in the German film M (1931), in which he portrayed a serial killer who preys on little girls. With such a distinct voice Peter Lorre had a very successful radio career.
Episodes of Creeps By Night, Escape, Inner Sanctum, Lights Out, Lux Radio Theatre, Mystery In The Air, Suspense, The Saint. All featuring Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, and Peter Lorre.
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