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Vincent Price

Vincent Price (May 27, 1911 - October 25, 1993) was an American film actor. He is most well remembered for his roles in a series of low-budget horror films where his distinctive voice and serio-comic attitude were well used.

Vincent Leonard Price Jr. was born in St. Louis, Missouri, his father was president of the National Candy Company. He was educated at Yale and the Cortauld Institute, London in art history and fine art. He became interested in theatre in the 1930s, appearing professionally on stage from 1935.

He made his film debut in 1938 with Service de Luxe and established himself as a competent player, notably in Laura (1944), directed by Otto Preminger. In the 1950s he moved into horror films, enjoying the role in the successful curiosity The House of Wax (1953). In the 1960s he had a number of low-budget successes with Roger Corman and AIP including House of Usher (1960) and a number of other horror adaptions such as The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), The Masque of the Red Death (1964) and Theatre of Blood (1973). He greatly reduced his film work from around 1975 as horror itself suffered a slump, he increased his narrative and voice work. his last work was in Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhand (1989). He was married three times.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Vincent Price Facts

Birth NameVincent Leonard Price Jr.
BirthdayMay 27, 1911
BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA
Date of deathOctober 25, 1993 (age 82)
Height6' 4" (1m93)  How tall is Vincent Price compared to you?

Selected Filmography

War Gods Of The Deep
Edward Scissorhands
The Great Mouse Detective
House on Haunted Hill
The Three Musketeers
Song Of Bernadette, The
Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Original TV Classic
Scavenger Hunt
The Song Of Bernadette
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