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J. Carrol Naish
Birth name: Joseph Patrick Carrol Naish
Gender: Male
Medium(s): Film
Roles: Actor
Date of birth: January 21st, 1896
Place of birth: New York City, New York
Date of death: January 24th, 1973
Place of death: La Jolla, California
1st Horror: Calling Dr. Death (1943)

J. Carrol Naish was an American actor born on January 21st, 1896 in New York City. He is known for playing the role of Daniel, the hunchbacked assistant to Doctor Gustav Niemann from 1944's House of Frankenstein. His final genre film was the 1971 low-budget monster mash-up Dracula vs. Frankenstein, where he played crippled mad scientist Doctor Durae, the last of the Frankensteins.

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A popular misconception was that J. Carrol Naish was actually confined to a wheelchair during filming of Dracula vs. Frankenstein. While Naish was in fact extremely ill at the time, he could stand and walk perfectly fine. Production stills of the film featured on the DVD special features shows Naish standing with the other cast members. [1] J. Carrol Naish read all of his lines off of cue cards. He also only had one real eye. In close up shots, his right eye can be seen scanning from left to right, indicating that he was reading his lines. [2]

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  1. Sam Sherman; Dracula vs. Frankenstein DVD audio commentary
  2. Dracula vs. Frankenstein at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB)


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