Elsa Lanchester's career spanned silent films to contemporary television. Shewas noted for her individual and eccentric characterizations as well as hercomic ability. She will perhaps be best remembered for her film role as the mate of Dr. Frankenstein's monster in The Bride of Frankenstein. Lanchester starred opposite her husband, actor Charles Laughton, on stage and screen. Shemoved with him to Los Angeles in 1934, and became a United States citizen in1950. Incapacited by heart problems since suffering a stroke in 1983, she washospitalized December 17, 1986, and died nine days later.