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

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


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


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Vincent Price Quotes:

Miranda Wells: [inquiring about Nicholas' grandparents] Did they fall in love at first sight?
Nicholas Van Ryn: No Van Ryn does anything at first sight.


Isabel Stevens Chapin: I'm tired, I think I'll go to bed.
Dr. Warren Chapin: Stay up a bit, who knows? The next time you go to sleep it might be forever.


Roderick Usher: I suggest you leave, Mr. Winthrop. No? Then perish with us.


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Vincent Price Facts
His likeness appeared on such Milton Bradley games as "Hangman" and "Shrunken Head Apple Sculpture" in the 1970s.

Vincent once told the story of a middle-aged woman who came up to him while on a flight to Barcelona for a fantasy film festival. She was quite excited and said, "Oh Sir, could I have your autograph? I can't tell you how many years I have enjoyed your films Mr. Karloff". Always the perfect gentlemen Vincent brought Boris back to life to give the woman an autograph fifteen years after he died.

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?"

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