Also born is this day in 1886 was the George Zucco, one of greatest "mad doctors" from the golden age of horror. He appeared in 96 films from 1931 -1951 and passed away in 1960. Among them were all three of the Universal mummy sequels - The Mummy's Hand (1940) Tomb (1942) and Ghost (1944) ,playing the high priest who possessed the secret of the tana leaves for reviving the Mummy.
"Three of the leaves . . . make enough fluid to keep Kharis' heart beating, one each night during the cycle of the full moon. Nine leaves each night to give life and movement to Kharis; thus you will enable him to bring vengeance on the heads of those who try to enter the tomb. More than that, he would become an uncontrollable monster, a soulless demon with a desire to kill and kill."