Boris Karloff (November 23, 1887 - February 2nd, 1969) at home, tending to his beloved plants and flowers.
“I’ll never forget, before we worked together in ‘Fu Manchu’ (1932), during the Summer we had a terrible drought. Boris was making ‘Frankenstein’ (1931), and I lived above him in Coldwater Canyon. One evening, I was driving home when I suddenly nearly drove my car into a ditch - there in the lovely garden, was the monster itself, tenderly watering the roses. Boris was such a dedicated gardener that he was afraid he’d lose the roses to the heat, so had rushed home without taking off his makeup to catch them at sundown - the best time for watering. It was quite a sight.” - Actor Charles Starrett