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He was public spirited and a stalwart in Guild activities on behalf of our fellow actors. "As a person, he was one of the finest men I've ever known. He was a quiet man. He had a rich sense of humor and great intelligence. B. Priestley, following the play's successful run in London. It dealt with a college history professor celebrating his 65th birthday who resists his family's and the college authorities' wish that he retire. Professor Robert Linden is of the belief that, despite his work being taken away from him, he will persevere, for those urging him to step down are, in his opinion, running away from life.
I told him I was aware that it would be different for him, but I felt it would also be challenging. He agreed, and thanked me for the chance to do it. " A new TV series for Karloff was the hoped-for result of The Veil, a pilot he appeared in as host and frequent star. , and directed by Herbert L. Strock, who did several horror films including I Was a Teenage Frankenstein . Strock says, "These were for a potential series, but Roach was in financial trouble and blew the whole thing. I really loved Boris.