Vincent Price

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Vincent Leonard Price II
  • Birth Place: St. Louis, MO
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/27/1911, Gemini
  • Date of Death: 10/25/1993
  • Profession: Actor; writer; TV host
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Vincent Price Fast Facts:
  • 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.
  • Vincent Price Relationships:
  • Coral Browne - Wife (deceased)
  • Vincent Leonard Price - Father
  • Edith Barrett - Ex-wife
  • Marguerite Cobb Wilcox - Mother
  • Vincent Barrett Price - Son
  • Victoria Price - Daughter
  • Mary Grant - Ex-wife
  • College:
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT (BA in Art History, 1933); University of London, London, England (MA in Art History)

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