Dennis Price

Dennis Price

Attempted suicide in 1954 by gas in his Kensington flat.

Born into an upper-class family.

Educated at Radley College and Worcester College, Oxford.

He had two daughters with his wife.

His army officer father was descended from a Cornish baronet's family.

His brother was Flying Officer Arthur Thomas Rose-Price RAF. F/O Rose-Price was posted to 501 Hurricane squadron at Kenley on September 2nd 1940 at the height of the Battle of Britain. On arrival Rose-Price flew a mission and before he could unpack his kit flew another mission in the afternoon from which he failed to return and was posted missing.

Invalided out of the Royal Artillery in 1942.

Made his Broadway debut in 1959 with a production of "Heartbreak House."