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Vincent Price

Knowledge Identifier: +Vincent_Price


Vincent Price

American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and serio-comic performances in a series of horror films made in the latter part of his career add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1911.

Countries: United States (52%), United Kingdom (28%), Maine (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Roger Corman, Peter Cushing, Helen Hayes

Linked to: East Los Angeles College, Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School, Courtauld Institute of Art, Democratic Party




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Vincent Price was born in 1911 add something


Leo G. Carroll - During the 1920s Carroll had the lead in a successful Broadway play, "The Green Bay Tree" , and in 1941 starred with Vincent Price and Judith Evelyn in Patrick Hamilton's "Angel Street" , which ran for three years at the Golden Theatre on 45th Street in New York City


He became interested in the theatre during the 1930s, appearing professionally on stage for the first time in 1935 add something


Basil Rathbone - Like George Sanders and Vincent Price after him, Rathbone made a name for himself in the 1930s by playing suave villains in costume dramas and swashbucklers, including "David Copperfield" as the abusive stepfather Mr. Murdstone; "Anna Karenina" as her distant husband, Karenin; "The Last Days of Pompeii" portraying Pontius Pilate; "Captain Blood" ; "A Tale of Two Cities" , as the Marquis St. Evremonde; "The Adventures of Robin Hood" playing his best-remembered villain, Sir Guy of Gisbourne; "The Adventures of Marco Polo" ; and "T


Helen Hayes - Hayes eventually returned to Broadway in 1935, where for three years she played the title role in the Gilbert Miller production of "Victoria Regina", with Vincent Price as Prince Albert, first at the Broadhurst Theatre and later at the Martin Beck Theatre


In 1936, Price appeared as Prince Albert Victor in the American production of Laurence Housman's play "Victoria Regina", starring Helen Hayes in the title role of Queen Victoria add something


Price's first venture into the horror genre was in the 1939 Boris Karloff film "Tower of London " add something


George Macready - A cultured and expert art collector, he and his good friend, fellow-actor Vincent Price, were partners in a Beverly Hills, California art gallery in the 1940s


Emilio Cigoli - He was the Italian voice of nearly every major Hollywood star from the 1940s through the 1960s, including John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, William Holden, Charlton Heston, Burt Lancaster, Steve Reeves, Vincent Price, Lee_Van_Cleef, and Orson Welles


Margaret Lindsay - Perhaps Lindsay's finest film role was in "The House of the Seven Gables" in 1940, with George Sanders and Vincent Price


Walter Conrad Arensberg - In 1941, a group around actors Vincent Price, Edward_G._Robinson, Fanny Brice, and Sam Jaffe tried to get the collection to stay on the West Coast, for the Modern Institute of Art in Beverly Hills


In 1946 Price reunited with Tierney in two notable films, "Dragonwyck" and "Leave Her to Heaven" add something


Gene Tierney - In 1946, Tierney starred as Miranda Wells in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's debut film as a director in "Dragonwyck", along with Walter Huston and Vincent Price


He first performed the work in 1950 on Escape and returned to it in 1956 and 1958 for Suspense add something


His first starring role was as conman James Addison Reavis in the 1950 biopic "The Baron of Arizona" add something


In the 1950s, he moved into horror films, with a role in "House of Wax" , the first 3-D film to land in the year's top ten at the North American box office, "The Mad Magician" , and the monster movie "The Fly" and its sequel "Return of the Fly" add something


One example of his outspoken political action came when he concluded an episode of "The Saint" titled "Author of Murder", which aired on NBC Radio on July 30, 1950 add something


Barry Sullivan (actor) - In 1950, Sullivan appeared in the film "A Life of Her Own" and replaced Vincent Price in the role of Leslie Charteris' Simon Templar on the NBC Radio show "The Saint"


Vanessa Brown - She continued to do much television through the 1950s, and was one of the narrators of the United World Federalists documentary "Eight Steps to Peace" , along with Vincent Price and Robert Ryan


Tom Conway - In 1951, he replaced Vincent Price as star of the radio mystery series The Saint, a character which Sanders had portrayed on film a decade earlier


Roy Roberts - In 1953 he appeared as Vincent Price's crooked business partner in "House of Wax"


Phyllis Kirk - She appeared with Vincent Price in the 3-D horror film "House of Wax" in 1953


John Brahm - He directed the 3D horror film The Mad Magician 1954 with Vincent Price and Mary Murphy


Peter Lorre - A famous story is told in Hollywood that in 1956, both Lorre and Vincent Price attended Bela Lugosi's funeral.


Sally Forrest - Her final film was RKO's "While the City Sleeps" in 1956, a murder mystery co-starring Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, Vincent Price and her frequent collaborator Ida Lupino.


Torben Meyer - Meyer portrayed 'Gaston' in the sci-fly classic "The Fly" starring Vincent Price in 1958


George Langelaan - The story itself has been adapted to the screen twice, in the 1958 film starring Vincent Price and David Hedison, directed by Kurt Neumann, and with a screenplay by James Clavell and in the 1986 movie starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, directed by David Cronenberg


He played Dr. Warren Chapin, in "The Tingler", a 1959 horror-thriller film by the American producer and director William Castle add something


The Bat (1959 film) - "'The Bat"' is an American mystery film from 1959 directed by Crane Wilbur, and starring Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead


In the 1960s, Price had a number of low-budget successes with Roger Corman and American International Pictures including the Edgar Allan Poe adaptations "House of Usher" , "The Pit and the Pendulum" , "Tales of Terror" , "The Comedy of Terrors" , "The Raven" , "The Masque of the Red Death" , and "The Tomb of Ligeia" add something


In the 1960s, he began his role as a guest on the game show "Hollywood Squares", even becoming a semi-regular in the 1970s, including being one of the guest panelists on the finale in 1980 add something


Price and his second wife, Mary Grant Price, donated hundreds of works of art and a large amount of money to East Los Angeles College in the early 1960s in order to endow the Vincent Price Art Museum there add something


Judy Morris - She performed in two other roles in the USA, at the age of 10 on the "The Loretta Young Show", and in 1960, at the age of 13, on "The Chevy Mystery Show" hosted on that occasion by Vincent Price


Robur the Conqueror - The story was made into a 1961 movie, "Master of the World", with Vincent Price as Robur


From 1962 to 1971, Sears-Roebuck offered the "Vincent Price Collection of Fine Art", selling about 50,000 pieces of fine art to the general public add something


Their daughter, Mary Victoria Price, was born in 1962 add something


Joyce Jameson - In 1962, she starred alongside Vincent Price and Peter Lorre in the Roger Corman horror film "Tales of Terror" as Annabel Herringbone


Richard III of England - The film was later remade by Roger Corman in 1962, starring Vincent Price as Richard


Charles Bennett (screenwriter) - His last film was directed by Tourneur in 1965, called "The City Under the Sea" and starred Vincent Price


Ronald Bassett - His novel "Witchfinder General" was made into the controversial 1968 film of the same title directed by Michael Reeves and starring Vincent Price


In 1968 Price portrayed witchhunter Matthew Hopkins in "Witchfinder General" add something


In 1968 he played the part of an eccentric artist in the musical "Darling of the Day" opposite Patricia Routledge add something


Gordon Hessler - In 1969, he directed his debut feature film, "The Oblong Box", starring Vincent Price


During the early 1970s, Price hosted and starred in BBC Radio's horror and mystery series "The Price of Fear" add something


He made guest appearances in a 1970 episode of "Here's Lucy" showcasing his art expertise and in a 1972 episode of ABC's "The Brady Bunch", in which he played a deranged archaeologist add something


He starred for a year in the early 1970s in a syndicated daily radio program, "Tales of the Unexplained" add something


The Fog - Other in-jokes and references that are interwoven into the film include the name of the John Houseman character "Mr. Machen" ; a radio report that mentions Arkham Reef; and the town's coroner Dr. Phibes was named after the titular character of the horror films starring Vincent Price from the early 1970s


Eric Sykes - In 1973 Sykes had a small role as a police sergeant in the Douglas Hickox thriller "Theatre of Blood", starring Vincent Price with an all-star supporting cast including Jack Hawkins, Diana Rigg, Robert Morley, Diana Dors, Michael Hordern, Arthur Lowe, Dennis Price and Milo O'Shea


Price greatly reduced his film work from around 1975, as horror itself suffered a slump, and increased his narrative and voice work, as well as advertising Milton Bradley's Shrunken Head Apple Sculpture add something


Alice Cooper - Accompanying the album and stage show was the television special "The Nightmare", starring Cooper and Vincent Price, which aired on US prime-time TV in April 1975


In October 1976, Price appeared as the featured guest in an episode of "The Muppet Show" add something


In the summer of 1977, Price began performing as Oscar Wilde in the one-man stage play "Diversions and Delights" add something


In the spring of 1979, Price starred with his wife Coral Browne in the short-lived CBS TV series "Time Express" add something


In the summer of 1979, Price performed it at the Tabor Opera House in Leadville, Colorado, on the same stage from which Wilde had spoken to miners about art some 96 years before add something


In 1982, Price provided the narrator's voice in "Vincent", Tim Burton's six-minute film about a young boy who flashes from reality into a fantasy where he is Vincent Price add something


Price appeared as Sir Despard Murgatroyd in a 1982 television production of Gilbert & Sullivan's "Ruddigore" add something


Tim Burton - While at Disney in 1982, Burton made his first short, Vincent, a six minute black and white stop motion film based on a poem written by the filmmaker, and depicting a young boy who fantasizes that he is his (and Burton's) hero Vincent Price, with Price himself providing narration.


In 1983 Price played the Sinister Man in the British spoof horror film "Bloodbath at the House of Death" starring Kenny Everett, and he appeared in the film "House of the Long Shadows", which teamed him with Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and John Carradine add something


Kate McEnery - She appeared in the 1983 horror film "House of the Long Shadows", which starred Peter Cushing, Vincent Price and Christopher Lee


Julie Peasgood - She appeared in the 1983 horror film "House of the Long Shadows", which starred Peter Cushing, Vincent Price and Christopher Lee


In 1984, Price appeared in Shelley Duvall's live-action series "Faerie Tale Theatre" as the Mirror in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", and the narrator for "The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers" add something


Ish Kabibble - In 1985, the character's name was used as a plot device on the animated series "The Thirteen Ghosts of Scooby-Doo" when Scooby and the gang, along with an animated spoof of Vincent Price, go in search of the Amulet of Ish Kabibble


One of his last major roles, and one of his favorites, was as the voice of Professor Ratigan in Walt Disney Pictures' "The Great Mouse Detective" in 1986 add something


A lifelong roller coaster fan, he narrated a 1987 30 minute documentary on the history of rollercoasters and amusement parks including Coney Island add something


In 1987, he starred with Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, and Ann Sothern in "The Whales of August", a story of two sisters living in Maine, facing the end of their days add something

Vincent Price died in 1993 add something


He died of lung cancer on October 25, 1993, at UCLA Medical Center at the age of 82 add something


A longer version of the rap, "sans" the music, along with some conversation can be heard on Jackson's 2001 remastered reissue of the "Thriller" album add something


The October 2005 episode of the Channel 101 series "Yacht Rock" featured comedian James Adomian as Vincent Price during the recording of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" add something


Part of the extended version can be heard on the "Thriller 25" album, released in 2008 add something


In late May 2011, an event was held by the organization Cinema St. Louis to celebrate what would have been Price's 100th Birthday add something


Deep Purple's 2013 single Vincent Price is dedicated to him add something


"Cooking Price-Wise with Vincent Price" is scheduled to be repressed by Dover Publishing in October 2017 under the updated title "Cooking Price-Wise - The Original Foodie" add something


However in 2018, it was announced that during the renovation, they will be adding back Price's narration into the attraction add something


For the 2019 re-opening, the new tracks feature only Price, and comprise original excerpts as well as previously unused material from his 1990 recording, spoken in both French and English add something