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Charles Laughton married her.
If I had a bride who looked like this I'd opt for the torch and pitch-fork peasants outside the Transylvanian castle.
That sort of marriage is bound to have some troubles that counseling won't fix.
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It wasn't Elsa Lanchester's first movie role, but if you see her picture from later years you'll recognize her immediately. She was a fixture as a television and movie character actress in the 60's and 70's, notably on Disney (Mary Poppins and other variety hours.