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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.

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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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HONORS and AWARDS:

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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 Five Best Performances

By Rick29 on Mar 16, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

A little devil provides bad advice! 1. Champagne for Caesar (1950). It's a shame that didn't make more straight comedies because he's hilarious as a business tycoon in this underrated gem. He plays Burnbridge "Dirty" Waters, owner of the Milady Soap company ("the soap that sanctifies"... Read full article


THE COLLECTION III

By Dan Day Jr. on Feb 29, 2016 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Shout Factory has come out with a follow-up to their first two well-regarded Blu-ray sets. It's a bit surprising that there is a COLLECTION III, simply because so many Price movie titles have been released in the last year or so by Kino. None of the movies on this set are... Read full article


Dr. Gangrene Has A Pricey Prescription For You – The Fantastic Films Of

By Michael on Dec 16, 2015 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

I’ve been meaning to run a feature on this for quite a while now, really ever since it started, but somehow it got away from me, and now that Doc has just posted his 50th episode, it seems time to finally get around to it. For around a year and a half now, Nashville’s own Horror Host Dr.... Read full article


and the Sears Art Collection

By The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 21, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

In the mid-century, fine art was something the general public could not easily find in a department store, even though chains such as J.C.Penney, May Company and Sears Roebuck & Co. stocked home appliances, furnishings and other decor. But on October 6, 1962, Sears remedied this oversight with t... Read full article


and the Sears Art Collection

By The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 21, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

In the mid-century, fine art was something the general public could not easily find in a department store, even though chains such as J.C.Penney, May Company and Sears Roebuck & Co. stocked home appliances, furnishings and other decor. But on October 6, 1962, Sears remedied this oversight with t... Read full article


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Vincent Price Quotes:

Dr. Warren Chapin: Either you give Lucy half of all the money you have and leave her alone, or you commit suicide right now.
Isabel Stevens Chapin: Suicide? You mean murder.
Dr. Warren Chapin: When I finish rearranging things, it'll look like suicide.


Dr. Warren Chapin: Ladies and gentlemen, just a word of warning. If any of you are not convinced that you have a tingler of your own, the next time you're frightened in the dark... don't scream.


Rita, the Gypsy Dancer: Who are you?
James Addison 'The Baron' Reavis, aka Brother Anthony: A wanderer like Cain looking for a woman of my own.


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Vincent Price Facts
Was notoriously superstitious. He once joked that he kept a horseshoe, a crucifix and a mezzuza on his front door.

Charlton Heston starred in The Omega Man (1971) and Will Smith starred in _I Am Legend, the remakes of Price's The Last Man on Earth (1964). Prior to this, Heston and Price worked together in The Ten Commandments (1956).

His ashes were scattered off the Californian coast of Malibu together with his favorite gardening hat.

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