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Vincent Price Biography

Birth Name:
Vincent Leonard Price II
Birth Place:
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Actor, writer, TV host

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


  • 1988Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated