Dwight Frye


Dwight Frye (left) with David Manners and Edward Van Sloan in a promotional image for the 1931 film "Dracula." Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images

If you don’t know Dwight Frye by name, you’ve probably seen one or two of his performances. He was one of the lesser-known horror actors that helped make the genre Universal’s great success of the 1930s, but he also had a successful Broadway career.

Holly's Research:

  • “Denver’s Denham Theater.” The Denver Post Archive. Jan. 2, 2013. http://blogs.denverpost.com/library/2013/01/02/denvers-denham-theater/5400/
  • Mank, Gregory William. “Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff: The Expanded Story of a Haunting Collaboration, with a Complete Filmography of Their Films Together.” McFarland. 2010.
  • Mank, Gregory William, et al. “Dwight Frye’s Last Laugh.” Midnight Marquee Press. 1997.

Topics in this Podcast: Broadway, biographies, Universal Studios, classic horror stars, entertainment history, film history