Beyond Boris and Bela: Universal horror's supporting players
By Susan King
Photos from the collection of Universal/Jack Pierce historian Scott Essman with special contributions by cinema historian Eric L. Hoffman
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J. Carrol Naish (1896-1973)( Scott Essman and Eric Hoffman Collections )
J. Carrol Naish in "House of Frankenstein."
Before the horror: An Oscar nominee for 1943's "Sahara" and 1945's "A Medal for Benny," the character actor appeared in countless films during his near 50-year film career, including such classics as 1936's "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and 1939's "Beau Geste."
Iconic Universal roles: Naish created demonic magic in 1944's "House of Frankenstein" as Daniel, the hunchback henchman of the mad, revenge-filled doctor (Boris Karloff). He appeared in several other horror films at the studio including 1944's "Jungle Woman."
Memorable quote: "Could Frankenstein have made me like other men?" ("House of Frankenstein")