Born on this day in 1867 in Wurttemberg, Germany, the founding father of Universal Pictures, Carl Laemmle. Laemmle was responsible for many of Universal’s early blockbusters, including; The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dracula, Phantom of The Opera and Frankenstein.
Born on this day in 1887, in Surrey, England, actor Boris Karloff. Karloff is known for his classic turns in Universal Studios’ monster films, include The Mummy and Frankenstein. He also supplied the voice of The Grinch, in the 1966 animated special, How The Grinch Stole Christmas.