British actor Colin Clive died.  

He was born in Saint-Malo France to British parents.

He attended the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, but was disqualified from military service after a knee injury.

He then turned to acting making a name for himself on stage.

Colin created the role of Steve Baker in the first London production of ” Showboat”.

While working as a stage actor he met director James Whale, & starred in his theatre production of “Journeys End”, later repeating the role in Whale’s movie production & moved to Hollywood.

Between 1930 until his death in 1937 he starred in 18 Hollywood movies, including the tittle role of “Clive of India”, a movie about Colin Clive’s ancestor.

Many of his roles were playing alcoholics with troubled lives, which mirrored his own life.

His most famous movie was playing along side Boris Karloff as Doctor Henry Frankenstein in Whale’s Universal film “Frankenstein” (1931), a role he repeated in Universal’s follow up “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935).

How can anyone forget his manic screams of “ITS ALIVE, ITS ALIVE!”

 

 

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