Horror Star Dwight Frye Remembered on Today’s Vault
While Dwight Frye never attained the dizzying heights of stardom that his fellow actors Boris Karloff or Bela Lugosi did, those old 1930’s black & white Universal horror movies would not have worked that well without him. Frye was a little guy that usually played the “Igor” type characters or the creepy grave robber hidden in the shadows. Whatever part he played, he played it seriously straight, with believability and professionalism. When time came for a lighter moment, he delivered that too. One line I remember from one of the Frankenstein pictures, “If there’s anymore like this, what do you say we give ourselves up and let them hang us.” Alice Cooper tipped his hat to Frye on 1971’s Love It To Death, which is today’s favorite Halloween gem. The Ballad of Dwight Fry at 5:20pm. Out of town? Listen live on-line. And Happy Halloween!