Vincent Price

Actor

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  • Birth name
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  • Cause of death
  • Vincent Leonard Price Jr.
  • 1911-05-27
  • St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • 1993-10-25
  • Los Angeles, California, USA
  • lung cancer and emphysema
Bio

Actor, writer, and gourmet, Vincent Price was born in St Louis, Missouri. He traveled through Europe, studied at Yale and became an actor. He made his screen debut in 1938, and after many minor roles, he began to perform in low-budget horror movies such as "House of Wax", achieving his first major success with "House of Usher". Known for his distinctive, low-pitched, creaky, atmospheric voice and his quizzical, mock-serious facial expressions, he went on to star in a series of acclaimed Gothic horror movies, such as "Pit and the Pendulum" and "The Abominable Dr. Phibes".

He abandoned films in the mid-1970s, going on to present cooking programs for television - he wrote "A Treasury of Great Recipes" (1965) with his second wife, Mary Grant - but had two final roles in "The Whales of August" and "Edward Scissorhands". He also recorded many Gothic horror short stories for the spoken-word label Caedmon Records.