- Worked frequently on the stage before his film career took off, appearing in Broadway productions of Outward Bound and Angel Street, among others.
- Made his feature-film debut in the 1938 comedy Service de Luxe.
- Rose to fame in the 1950s with a series of horror roles, including the big-screen hits House of Wax (1953), The Fly (1958) and House on Haunted Hill (1959).
- Collaborated with director Roger Corman on several Edgar Allen Poe adaptations, including House of Usher (1960), The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) and The Raven (1963).
- Co-authored several cookbooks with his second wife, Mary Grant.
- Hosted the public-television anthology series Mystery! from 1981 to 1989.
- Made his final big-screen appearance in 1990, playing the Inventor in Tim Burton's fantastical drama Edward Scissorhands.
- Was an art connoisseur and collector, writing several books and a syndicated newspaper column on the subject.
- Edith Barrett — Ex-wife
- Marguerite Cobb Wilcox — Mother
- Vincent Leonard Price — Father
- Vincent Barrett Price — Son
- Victoria Price — Daughter
- Coral Browne — Wife (deceased)
- Mary Grant — Ex-wife
- Yale University, New Haven, CT (BA in Art History, 1933); University of London, London, England (MA in Art History)
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