Job Actor
Years active 1935-1993
Known for Master of Menace
Top Roles Prof. Henry Jarrod, Narrator, Maximilian the Great, Burnbridge Waters, Shelby Carpenter
Top GenresDrama, Horror, Thriller/Suspense, Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Top TopicsBook-Based, Royalty, Period Piece
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Producer), (Director), (Director)
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Vincent Price Overview:

Legendary actor, Vincent Price, was born Vincent Leonard Price Jr. on May 27, 1911 in St. Louis, MO. Price appeared in over 95 film and TV roles. His best known films include The Song of Bernadette (1943), Leave Her to Heaven (1945), House of Wax (1953), The Fly (1958), The Tingler (1959), House on Haunted Hill (1959), House of Usher (1960), Pit and the Pendulum (1961), Tower of London (1962), The Raven (1963), and The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971). Price also appeared as the villain Egghead on seven episodes of the popular TV series Batman from 1966 to 1967. Price died at the age of 82 on Oct 25, 1993 in Los Angeles, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea off Point Dume in Southern CA.

MINI BIO:

Handsome but faintly shifty-looking, Vincent Price's slight sneer got him cast in some good forties roles as untrustworthy associates. But he was never quite a top-of-the-cast man until he settled into horror films and became known as the 'Master of Menace'. Price was also a cookery and art expert. He was married to actress Coral Browne (third wife) from 1974-1991).

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television. Price was never nominated for an Academy Award.

BlogHub Articles:

The Alternate Movie Title Game ( Edition)

By Rick29 on Jan 17, 2022 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Here are the rules: We will provide an "alternate title" for a film and ask you to name the actual film. Most of these are pretty easy. Please answer no more than three questions per day so others can play. You may have an answer other than the intended one--just be able to defend it!1... Read full article


Silver Screen Standards:

By Jennifer Garlen on Nov 9, 2021 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silver Screen Standards: , “The Merchant of Menace” During the Halloween season we naturally think of , that undisputed icon of horror whose many roles in the genre put him in the exalted company of Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and... Read full article


Monsters and Matinees: From villain to wronged man, the diverse horror roles of

By Toni Ruberto on Oct 9, 2021 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

It?s October, the time of year when the world realizes it?s OK to watch scary movies every day ? and horror film fans are right there with suggestions whether you?ve asked for them or not. This year I thought it would be fun to share ideas based on horror film subgenres like vampires, witches, ha... Read full article


Returns as Dr. Phibes

By Rick29 on Oct 26, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

as Dr. Phibes. When we last saw Dr. Anton Phibes (), he was laying beside his dead wife in an hidden chamber, his blood being replaced with a mysterious fluid. Three years later, the blood-exchange process is reversed and Dr. Phibes--now revived--is rejoined by his faithf... Read full article


The Blogathon – Wrap Up

By Barry P. on Apr 19, 2020 From Cinematic Catharsis

It’s hard to believe that we’ve reached the end of the Blogathon, after months of planning. The call for submissions went out in February, and participants rose to the challenge with multiple reviews, a podcast, videos, a cocktail recipe, and another fabulous word puzzle, c... Read full article


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Vincent Price Quotes:

Maximilian: [to Jo-Ann] You have sharp nails like a little animal. Maybe that's what I like about you.


Johanna Van Ryn: What can you possibly do up there?
Nicholas Van Ryn: Possibly? Anything from pinning butterflies to hiding an insane twin brother. Actually, I read. I hope that my explanation satisfies you?


[Hopkins and his men throw three securely-bound people into the moat as a witchcraft test]
Matthew Hopkins: They swim... the mark of Satan is upon them. They must hang.


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Vincent Price Facts
He often expressed an interest in doing Shakespeare, which is why Theatre of Blood (1973) was one of his favorite roles.

Provided quasi-"rap" voiceover for Michael Jackson's Thriller (1983) (TV).

In the 1960s, Price and Peter Lorre starred as crimefighting antique dealers in the unsold pilot, "Collector's Item."

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