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 Leonard Price Jr.
May 27, 1911
|Died||October 25, 1993 (aged 82)|
|Cause of death||Lung cancer|
(m. 1938–1948, divorced)
Mary Grant Price
(m. 1949–1973, divorced)
(m. 1974–1991; her death)
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". 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.
- "No Mere Mortal: Vincent Price and Michael Jackson's Thriller". Legacy.com. 25 October 2011.
- 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. ...
- Vincent Price at Find a Grave