Job Actor
Years active 1935-1993
Known for Master of Menace
Top Roles Maximilian the Great, Burnbridge Waters, Shelby Carpenter, Prof. Henry Jarrod, Narrator
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.


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.

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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

The Blogathon – Day 2 Recap

By Barry P. on Apr 18, 2020 From Cinematic Catharsis

Day Two of the Vincent Prince Blogathon is upon us, and we have another bumper crop of posts, with Edgar Allan Poe, creepy houses, flying mammals, gothic romance, the silly side of Mr. Price, a double dose of biopics, TV, radio drama, and Vincent singing! If you plan to participate but you... Read full article

THE BLOGATHON: Have Gun - Will Travel, The Moor's Revenge, 1958

on Apr 17, 2020 From Caftan Woman

Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews and Barry at Cinematic Catharsis are our hosts for THE BLOGATHON on April 17 - 19. THE MOOR'S REVENGE First aired: Saturday, December 27, 1958 Written by Melvin Levy Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen OUR CAST Richard Boone as Palad... Read full article

The Blogathon Is Here – Day 1 Recap

By Barry P. on Apr 17, 2020 From Cinematic Catharsis

Gill Jacob of Realweegiemidget Reviews and I proudly present the first day of The Blogathon! To say that response to this three-day blogging extravaganza has been tremendous would be an understatement. Our talented bloggers have risen to the challenge, doing what they do best, to show ... Read full article

Introducing Westgate Gallery – Plus Blogathon Contest!

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I don’t typically do endorsements here at Cinematic Catharsis, but I couldn’t keep a lid on something that truly represents my sensibilities (Or is that senselessness? I get these two confused.). Westgate Gallery is an online store by a movie fan for movie fans, stocked with thousands of... Read full article

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Vincent Price Quotes:

Waldo Trumbull: [gesturing toward the body of Mr. Phipps] I'm afraid, madam, he has made his final journey towards that stygian shore.
Mrs. Phipps: [blankly] What?
Waldo Trumbull: He's dead.

Maximilian: In a strange way I'm honest... even about my lies.

Maximilian: [when called on an elaborate lie] Good heavens, do I have to apologize for superior imagination?

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Vincent Price Facts
According to Price, when he and Peter Lorre went to view Bela Lugosi's body at Lugosi's funeral, Lorre, upon seeing Lugosi dressed in his famous Dracula cape, quipped, "Do you think we should drive a stake through his heart just in case?"

He received a degree in art history from Yale and wrote a syndicated art column in the 1960s. An avid art collector, he founded the Vincent Price Gallery on the campus of East Los Angeles College and encouraged others to develop a personal passion for art.

Price and Christopher Lee were born on the same day (27th May) and Peter Cushing was born on the 26th.

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