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Movie-A-Day #298: Tarantula (1955).

October 25, 2011

Happy birthday to Leo G. Carroll, who was born on this day in 1886. He had a long career as a respected character actor in both film and television. But it’s his role as the mad scientist in the drive-in staple “Tarantula” that he is best remembered for today, thanks mostly to being namechecked in the opening song of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” But that’s show business for ya.

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