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James Whale (I) (1889–1957)


James Whale was an English film director, theatre director and actor. He is best remembered for his four classic horror films: Frankenstein (1931), The Old Dark House (1932), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). He also directed films in other genres, including what is considered the definitive film version of the musical ... See full bio »

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(1933)
Frankenstein Director
(1931)
(1935)
Show Boat Director
(1936)

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Other Works:

Stage: Directed "The Violet" and "One, Two, Three" [joint production]. Henry Miller's Theatre: 29 Sep 1930-Nov 1930 (closing date unknown/40 performances). (I)"The Violet": Written by Ferenc Molnár. Cast: Johnnie Brewer (as "John"; Broadway debut), Joan Carr (as "Miss Rakolnoki"), Natica De Acosta (as "Miss Roboz"), Ruth Gordon (as "... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[to Paul Robeson, upon hearing and seeing the "Ol' Man River" sequence in Whale's 1936 film Show Boat (1936)] The spine-chilling effect of that one song was something I shall never forget. See more »

Trivia:

The painful last years of his life in Hollywood, where he was one of the few celebrities to live openly acknowledging his homosexuality, were depicted by Ian McKellen in Gods and Monsters (1998). See more »


Nickname:

Jimmy

Star Sign:

Cancer

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