Vincent Price

American actor

Vincent Leonard Price Jr. (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) was an American actor. He was well known for his voice and serious but comic attitude in a series of horror movies made in the later part of his career. Price was also an art collector and consultant, with a degree in art history, and lectured and wrote books on the subject. He was the founder of the Vincent Price Art Museum in California.

Vincent Price
Price in Get Smart (1969)
Vincent Leonard Price Jr.

(1911-05-27)May 27, 1911
DiedOctober 25, 1993(1993-10-25) (aged 82)
Cause of deathLung cancer
  • Actor
  • art historian
  • art collector
  • gourmet cook
  • voice actor
Years active1935–1991
Spouse(s)Edith Barrett
(m. 1938–1948, divorced)
Mary Grant Price
(m. 1949–1973, divorced)
Coral Browne
(m. 1974–1991; her death)

Career change

His career began in 1935. He starred in film noirs. He soon moved to star in horror movies. He would work with other known horror movie stars such as Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. He received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his works. Price narrated Michael Jackson's hit song "Thriller".[1] Price also played the villain Egghead in the 1960s television series Batman. He retired in 1993 shortly before his death.

Personal life change

Price was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied at Yale University. He was married three times. His first two marriages both ended in divorce. His last marriage was to Caral Browne who died in 1991.

Price died of lung cancer in Los Angeles at the age of 82.[2] He was cremated and his ashes scattered off Point Dume in Malibu, California.[3]

Movies change

Year Movie Role Director Notes
1938 Service de Luxe Robert Wade Rowland V. Lee
1939 The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Sir Walter Raleigh Michael Curtiz
Tower of London Duke of Clarence Rowland V. Lee
1940 The Invisible Man Returns Geoffrey Radcliffe Joe May
Green Hell David Richardson James Whale
The House of the Seven Gables Clifford Pyncheon Joe May
Brigham Young Joseph Smith Henry Hathaway
1941 Hudson's Bay King Charles II Irving Pichel
1943 The Song of Bernadette Prosecutor Vital Dutour Henry King
1944 The Eve of St. Mark Pvt. Francis Marion John M. Stahl
Wilson William Gibbs McAdoo Henry King
Laura Shelby Carpenter Otto Preminger
The Keys of the Kingdom Angus Mealey John M. Stahl
1945 A Royal Scandal Marquis de Fleury Ernst Lubitsch
Otto Preminger
Leave Her to Heaven Russell Quinton John M. Stahl
1946 Shock Dr. Richard Cross Alfred L. Werker
Dragonwyck Nicholas Van Ryn Joseph L. Mankiewicz
1947 The Web Andrew Colby Michael Gordon
The Long Night Maximilian Anatole Litvak
Moss Rose Police Inspector R. Clinner Gregory Ratoff
1948 Up in Central Park Boss Tweed William A. Seiter
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein The Invisible Man Charles Barton Voice
Rogues' Regiment Mark Van Ratten Robert Florey
The Three Musketeers Richelieu George Sidney
1949 The Bribe Carwood Robert Z. Leonard
Bagdad Pasha Ali Nadim Charles Lamont
1950 The Baron of Arizona James Reavis Samuel Fuller
Champagne for Caesar Burnbridge Waters Richard Whorf
Curtain Call at Cactus Creek Tracy Holland Charles Lamont
1951 Adventures of Captain Fabian George Brissac William Marshall
His Kind of Woman Mark Cardigan John Farrow
Pictura: An Adventure in Art Narrator Various
1952 The Las Vegas Story Lloyd Rollins Robert Stevenson
1953 House of Wax Professor Henry Jarrod Andre DeToth
1954 Dangerous Mission Paul Adams Louis King
Born in Freedom: The Story of Colonel Drake Colonel Edwin L. Drake Arthur Pierson
Casanova's Big Night Casanova Norman Z. McLeod Uncredited
The Mad Magician Don Gallico John Brahm
1955 Son of Sinbad Omar Khayyam Ted Tetzlaff
1956 Serenade Charles Winthrop Anthony Mann
While the City Sleeps Walter Kyne Fritz Lang
The Vagabond King Narrator Michael Curtiz Voice
The Ten Commandments Baka Cecil B. DeMille
1957 The Story of Mankind The Devil Irwin Allen
1958 The Fly François Delambre Kurt Neumann
1959 House on Haunted Hill Frederick Loren William Castle
Return of the Fly Francois Delambre Edward Bernds
The Big Circus Hans Hagenfeld Joseph M. Newman
The Tingler Dr. Warren Chapin William Castle
The Bat Dr. Malcolm Wells Crane Wilbur
1960 House of Usher Roderick Usher Roger Corman
1961 Master of the World Robur William Witney
Pit and the Pendulum Nicholas Medina
Sebastian Medina
Roger Corman
Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile Benakon Fernando Cerchio
Rage of the Buccaneers Romero Mario Costa
1962 Confessions of an Opium Eater Gilbert De Quincey Albert Zugsmith
Tales of Terror Locke
Fortunato Luchresi
Ernest Valdemar
Roger Corman
Convicts 4 Carl Carmer Millard Kaufman
Tower of London Richard of Gloucester Roger Corman
1963 The Raven Dr. Erasmus Craven Roger Corman
Diary of a Madman Magistrate Simon Cordier Reginald Le Borg
Beach Party Big Daddy William Asher
The Haunted Palace Joseph Curwen
Charles Dexter Ward
Roger Corman
Twice-Told Tales Alex Medbourne
Giacomo Rappaccini
Gerald Pyncheon
Sidney Salkow
1964 The Comedy of Terrors Waldo Trumbull Jacques Tourneur
The Last Man on Earth Dr. Robert Morgan Ubaldo Ragona
The Masque of the Red Death Prince Prospero Roger Corman
1965 The Tomb of Ligeia Verden Fell Roger Corman
War-Gods of the Deep Sir Hugh, The Captain Jacques Tourneur
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine Dr. Goldfoot Norman Taurog
1966 Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs Dr. Goldfoot
General Willis
Mario Bava
1967 The House of 1,000 Dolls Felix Manderville Jeremy Summers
The Jackals Oupa Decker Robert D. Webb
1968 Witchfinder General (U.S. title Conqueror Worm) Matthew Hopkins Michael Reeves
Spirits of the Dead Narrator Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, Roger Vadim English version
1969 More Dead Than Alive Dan Ruffalo Robert Sparr
The Trouble with Girls Mr. Morality Peter Tewksbury
The Oblong Box Sir Julian Markham Gordon Hessler
1970 Scream and Scream Again Dr. Browning Gordon Hessler
An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe Narrator Kenneth Johnson
Cry of the Banshee Lord Edward Whitman Gordon Hessler
Cucumber Castle Wicked Count Voxville Hugh Gladwish
1971 Here Comes Peter Cottontail January Q. Irontail Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. Voice
The Abominable Dr. Phibes Dr. Anton Phibes Robert Fuest
Mooch Goes to Hollywood Himself Richard Erdman
What's a Nice Girl Like You...? William Spevin Jerry Paris
1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again Dr. Anton Phibes Robert Fuest
1973 Theatre of Blood Edward Lionheart Douglas Hickox
1974 Madhouse Paul Toombes Jim Clark
Percy's Progress Stavos Mammonian Ralph Thomas
1975 Journey Into Fear Dervos Daniel Mann
Welcome to My Nightmare The Curator David Winters Voice
1976 The Butterfly Ball Narrator Tony Klinger Voice
1979 Scavenger Hunt Milton Parker Michael Schultz
1980 Pogo for President: 'I Go Pogo' The Deacon Marc Paul Chinoy Voice
1981 The Monster Club Eramus Roy Ward Baker
Freddie the Freeloader's Christmas Dinner Professor Humperdo John Trent
1982 Vincent Narrator Tim Burton Voice
Fun with Mr. Future Mad Scientist Darrell Van Citters Voice
1983 House of the Long Shadows Lionel Grisbane Pete Walker
Michael Jackson's Thriller Narrator John Landis Voice
1984 Bloodbath at the House of Death Sinister Man Ray Cameron
1985 The Little Troll Prince Ulvik #1 Ray Patterson Voice
The Black Cauldron Horned King's Guards Richard Rich
Ted Berman
1986 The Great Mouse Detective Professor Ratigan Burny Mattinson, Ron Clements,
David Michener,
John Musker
Escapes Host / The Mailman David Steensland Television movie
1987 The Nativity King Herod Don Lusk Voice
From a Whisper to a Scream Julian White Jeff Burr
The Whales of August Mr. Maranov Lindsay Anderson
Sparky's Magic Piano Henry, Sparky's father Lee Mishkin Voice
1988 Dead Heat Arthur P. Loudermilk Mark Goldblatt
1990 Catchfire Mr. Avoca Dennis Hopper
Edward Scissorhands The Inventor Tim Burton
1992 The Heart of Justice Reggie Shaw Bruno Barreto Television movie
1995 The Thief and the Cobbler Zig-Zag the Grand Vizier Richard Williams Voice

References change

  1. "No Mere Mortal: Vincent Price and Michael Jackson's Thriller". 25 October 2011.
  2. Peter B. Flint (October 27, 1993). "Vincent Price, Noted Actor Of Dark Roles, Dies at 82". New York Times. Retrieved October 27, 2014. Vincent Price, the suavely menacing star of countless low-budget but often stylish Gothic horror films, died at his home in Los Angeles on Monday. He was 82 years old and died of lung cancer, a personal assistant, Reggie Williams, said. ...
  3. Vincent Price at Find a Grave

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