Vincent Price remains one of the best known faces of classic horror cinema. His film and TV career spanned many other genres, and he wokred as an actor over seven decades, beginning on stage in the mid 30s and working up until the year of his death in 1993. Price also wrote several books, was an art expert and collector, a gourmet cook, and inspirational owner of the world´s best known pencil moustache.

This is a brief look at Vincent Prince´s career and at why he became such a beloved cultural icon.yt

Vincent Leonard Price Jr. (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) was an American actor best known for his performances in horror films, although his career spanned other genres, including film noir, drama, mystery, thriller, and comedy. He appeared on stage, television, and radio, and in more than 100 films. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures and one for television. He was born and raised near St. Louis, Missouri.

Price attended the St. Louis Country Day School and Milford Academy in Milford, Connecticut. In 1933, he graduated with a degree in English and a minor in Art History from Yale University, where he worked on the campus humor magazine The Yale Record. After teaching for a year, he entered the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, intending to study for a master’s degree in fine arts. Instead, he was drawn to the theater, first appearing on stage professionally in 1934. His acting career began in London in 1935, performing with Orson Welles’s Mercury Theatre.

In 1936, Price appeared as Prince Albert in the American production of Laurence Housman’s play Victoria Regina, which starred Helen Hayes in the title role of Queen Victoria. Wiki

Films mentioned:

Prescription For Romance (1937), That Certain Age (1938), Service De Luxe (1938), The Private Lives Of Elizabeth And Essex (1939), Tower Of London (1940), Laura (1944), A Christmas Carol (1949), House Of Wax (1953), The Mad Magician (1954), The Fly (1958), The Fly Returns (1959), House Of Usher (1960), Pit And The Pendulum (1961), Tower Of London (1962), The Last Man On Earth (1964), Witchfinder General (1968), The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971), Theatre Of Blood (1973), Monster Club (1981), The Great Mouse Detective (1986), The Whales Of August (1987), Edward Scissorhands (1990). Yt


  1. Saw him recent in Serenade (1956) – a Mario Lanza vehicle – knowing both their off-screen reputations (Lanza womanizer, Price bi) I couldn’t help but wonder how they got along off-screen :-)

  2. What a heart he was … and big enough to encompass do much love while giving it back charismatically and thru many humanitarian gestures.)))💗💕🌺💕💗(((

  3. Hi there Topoet! Serenade is an excellent old classic for you to reference. Both men were charmingly exquisite but wee groomed differently in talent. I could see no reason why two respectful professionals would hinder their performance and careers due to private kid choices. Have a safe and enjoyable week.

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