Vincent Price (St. Louis (Missouri), 27 May 1911 – Los Angeles (California), 25 October 1993) was an American actor. He is mostly known for his roles in a series of cheap horror movies.


[hide]*1 youth and early career

Youth and early career[Edit]Edit

Vincent Leonard Price Jr. was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His father was Director of the National Candy Company, his grandfather was the ' inventor ' of Dr. price's Baking Powder and assured the family of a relatively modest capital. Vincent was educated at Yale University and the Courtauld Institute in London, in art history and fine art. In the 1930s he became interested in the theatre. From 1935 he was a professional actor.


His film debut was his role in the film Service de Luxe, then he played in various other films, such as in Laura (1944) by Otto Preminger. In the 1950s he began to take more roles in the horror genre and he played in films such as The House of Wax (1953) and The Fly (1958).

In the 1960s, had Price some low-budget successes. He played in films such as: The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), Tales of Terror (1962), The Comedy of Terrors(1963) and The Raven (1963).

He also played in some comic films such as Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) and in 1968, he played also with Patricia Routledge in the musical Darling of the Day.

Later career[Edit]Edit

In the 1970s, he presented a radio program of the BBCThe Price of Fear, he played a supporting role in the children's program The Hilarious House of Frightenstein and participated in the episode Black magic from the series The Bionic Woman.

What appealed to many people, his dark, sharp voice, which, among other things, back can be heard on the album by Alice Cooper Welcome to my nightmare and in the song of thesame name album Thriller by Michael Jackson.

Beyond his work as an actor Price was an avid art collector and a valued Cook. His art collection eventually resulted in the creation of the Vincent Price Gallery.


Vincent Price died on 25 October 1993 from complications of lung cancer. He was cremated.

Select filmography[Edit]Edit

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