Glenn Strange

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Birthday
16, 1899
Birthplace
New Mexico
Death Date
Sep 20, 1973 (74)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
16, 1899
Birthplace
New Mexico
Death Date
Sep 20, 1973 (74)

About

Remembered best for his role as Frankenstein's monster in The Mad Monster, House of Frankenstein, and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, this twentieth-century screen actor also famously played the bartender in the CBS western series Gunsmoke.

Before Fame

During his youth, he performed on local radio stations. He began his screen acting career after traveling to California as a member of a radio vocal ensemble called the Arizona Wranglers.

Trivia

He was a descendant of English colonist John Rolfe and Rolfe's wife, the famous Pocahontas of Jamestown, Virginia.

Family Life

He grew up in what was then the New Mexico territory as the son of William Russell Strange and Sarah Eliza Byrd. He was married three times; his third marriage -- to Minnie Thompson Strange -- lasted from the late 1930s until his death in 1973.

Associated With

In House of Frankenstein and two other films, he played the role that had been originated by actor Boris Karloff in the famous 1931 movie Frankenstein.