Cricket correspondent JONATHAN AGNEW and film actor BORIS KARLOFF
went to the same school.
were students at Uppingham School in Rutland!
Agnew was born in Macclesfield, the son of a farmer, and
moved to Leicestershire as a child. He was a professional cricketer
for 13 years and joined Leicestershire in 1978. Playing for
England six times, he took 666 first-class wickets. He retired
in l990 to join BBC Radio Leicester as the station's Sports
Editor, moving on to the 'Today' newspaper as their cricket
correspondent. As the BBC's Cricket Correspondent in 1993 he
won the Radio Sports Reporter of the Year Sony Award.
Karloff was born William Pratt in Dulwich in 1887. He became
Hollywood's most successful bogeyman, a gaunt, bow legged actor
whose menacing style scared the wits out of generations of film
fans, particularly in the role of Frankenstein.
He was in fact one of the film industry's most popular figures,
a gentle, sensitive, and highly cultured man. His final film
was Targets released in 1968, directed by Peter Bogdanovich,
in which he played an elderly horror-film actor. He died in
1969, still a much beloved screen star.