Character Actors in Horror and Science Fiction Films, 1930–1960
About the Book
This biographical dictionary presents a stellar lineup of talented, versatile character actors who regularly appeared in horror and science fiction films during Hollywood’s golden age. Many are well known by genre buffs and casual fans—they include Lionel Atwill, John Carradine, Dwight Frye, Rondo Hatton, Dick Miller, J. Carroll Naish, Maria Ouspenskaya, Glenn Strange, Edward Van Sloan, and George Zucco. Some are perhaps not so well known but equally at home in the horror and science fiction films—such as Anthony Carbone, Harry Cording, Rosemary La Planche, Dick Purcell, Elizabeth Russell and Mel Welles.
The 96 entries are complete with a biography and in-depth analyses of the actor’s best performances—demonstrating how important these personalities were to the success of their genre films.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 95 photos, filmography, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
Table of Contents
Introduction: Recognizing Repetition 3
THE ACTORS 9