This Day in Halloween: Actor Dwight Frye -- famous for unhinged characters in '30s and '40s horror -- is born in Salina, Kansas in 1899. / Illustration by Leah Provo
Actor Dwight Frye is born in Salina, Kansas in 1899. Frye is best known for his weird character roles in Universal horror movies in the 1930s, including hunchbacked lab assistant Fritz in 1931’s Frankenstein and as Renfield in 1931’s Dracula. He died in 1943.