Vincent Price


Actor
Vincent Price

About

Birth Place
St Louis, Missouri, USA
Born
May 27, 1911
Died
October 25, 1993
Cause of Death
Lung Cancer

Biography

A cultured and debonair star with a mellifluous voice, actor Vincent Price developed a reputation for his menacing portrayals of campy villains in a number of horror films. Though he began his career on the British stage, Price made his name as a supporting character player in noirs like "Laura" (1944), "The Long Night" (1947) and "The Bribe" (1949) before becoming inextricably tied to h...

Photos & Videos

The Bribe - Lobby Card Set
Laura - Lobby Card Set
The Fly (1958) - Lobby Cards

Family & Companions

Edith Barrett
Wife
Actor. Married in 1938; divorced in 1948.
Mary Grant
Wife
Author. Married in 1949; divorced in 1972.
Coral Browne
Wife
Actor. Born on July 23, 1913; married from 1974 until her death on May 29, 1991; reportedly bisexual.

Bibliography

"Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography"
Victoria Price, St. Martin's Press (1999)
"The Films of Vincent Price"
Lucy Chase Williams, Citadel Press (1996)
"A Treasury of American Art"
Vincent Price (1972)
"Come into the Kitchen Cook Book"
Vincent Price (1969)

Notes

Asked about the films he most regretted making Price replied: "Several I did in Italy should not be seen by man or beast (including 1966's "Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs"). They made money somewhere. Tasmania maybe." --quoted in USA Today, February 13, 1992.

He was granted a LLD Degree from Wesleyan University (1963).

Biography

A cultured and debonair star with a mellifluous voice, actor Vincent Price developed a reputation for his menacing portrayals of campy villains in a number of horror films. Though he began his career on the British stage, Price made his name as a supporting character player in noirs like "Laura" (1944), "The Long Night" (1947) and "The Bribe" (1949) before becoming inextricably tied to horror, thanks to his turn as the vengeance seeking wax sculptor in the classic "House of Wax" (1953). From there, he solidified his standing with "The Mad Magician" (1954) before appearing in mainstream studio fare like "While the City Sleeps" (1956) and "The Ten Commandments" (1956). After earning cult status with "The Fly" (1958) and its sequel "Return of the Fly" (1959), Price began a collaboration with low-budget producer Roger Corman on a series of Edgar Allen Poe adaptations, including "House of Usher" (1960), "The Pit and the Pendulum" (1961), and "The Raven" (1963). He also played the arch villain Egghead on "Batman" (ABC, 1966-68). Price wound down his career in the next decades using his distinctive voice in a number of projects, most notably Tim Burton's stop-motion short "Vincent" (1982) and Michael Jackson's seminal music video, "Thriller" (1983). Price made his final film appearance in Burton's fantastical "Edward Scissorhands" (1990), before succumbing to lung cancer in 1993 and leaving behind a legacy forever entwined with the horror genre.

Born on May 27, 1911 in St. Louis, MO, Price was raised in a wealthy home by his father, Vincent, the president of a candy manufacturing company, and his mother, Marguerite. Price received a top-notch education, attending the private St. Louis Country Day School before earning bachelor degrees in history and language from Yale University. While attending the Ivy League school, he began to dabble in performing, particularly in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. Price moved on to the University of London, where he studied history and studied art at the Courtald Institute. During his time in the British Isles, Price began to perform on stage professionally and made his stage debut in a production of "Chicago" at the Gate Theatre in Dublin. In 1935, he delivered a sterling performance as the Prince Regent in the Gate Theatre's production of "Victoria Regina," which made its way across the Atlantic for a triumphant performance on Broadway. Price's success on stage soon led to a film career, starting with his debut in "Service De Luxe" (1938) and graduating to more prominent parts such as Raleigh in the costume drama "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" (1939).

Price soon moved into playing the villain in several films and turned in strong performances in straight dramas, notably in Otto Preminger's "Laura" (1944), opposite Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews, and Anatole Litvak's "The Long Night" (1947). Price continued to play the heavy in noirs like "The Web" (1947), "Rogue's Regiment" (1948) and "The Bribe" (1949), before landing the lead role of a conman and expert forger in "The Baron of Arizona" (1950). Following supporting roles in "His Kind of Woman" (1951) and "The Las Vegas Story" (1952), Price became almost exclusively associated with the horror genre, thanks to his role as the revenge-driven sculptor in the 3-D classic of the macabre, "House of Wax" (1953), a film with which he was indelibly entwined for the rest of his career, and that led to starring roles in other horror pictures like "The Mad Magician" (1954). He next supported Victor Mature and Piper Laurie in the noir thriller "Dangerous Mission" (1954), and had a cameo as the real Casanova in the Bob Hope comedy "Casanova's Big Night" (1954). After turns in Howard Hughes' troubled production "Son of Sinbad" (1955) and Fritz Lang's "While the City Sleeps" (1956), his theatrical flair was also put to good use as the villainous Baka in Cecil B. DeMille's epic remake of his "The Ten Commandments" (1956), starring Charlton Heston and Yule Brynner.

While amassing a number of supporting roles in major pictures, Price continued to be a star in lower budget horror, and further cemented his stature in that genre as the scientist-turned-fly's brother in the cult favorite "The Fly" (1958) and the sequel "Return of the Fly" (1959). He also appeared as an eccentric millionaire in the original version of "House on Haunted Hill" (1959), which was remade 40 years later. In the early 1960s, Price began appearing in movies produced by American International Pictures, a busy studio that specialized in churning out cheapie teen genre fare for drive-ins. He often worked with famed low-budget director Roger Corman, for whom he starred in a series of stylish gothic chillers loosely based on the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, including "House of Usher" (1960), "The Pit and the Pendulum" (1961), "The Raven" (1963), and "The Masque of the Red Death" (1964), AIP sometimes teamed Price with aging Hollywood icons Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff and Basil Rathbone. He went on to appear in "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine" (1965), an obvious spoof of the James Bond classic "Goldfinger" (1964), which spawned the dreadful sequel "Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs" (1966).

Price was also a fine arts collector, chef and lecturer of some note. He published books on art and cuisine, ranging from Drawings of Delacroix (1962) to The Come Into the Kitchen Cook Book, (1969), co-authored with second wife Mary. From 1966-68, Price gleefully spoofed his onscreen image playing the villain Egghead on the camp series "Batman" (ABC, 1966-68), a role that he relished. Meanwhile, he broadened his horizons and made his Broadway musical debut in "Darling of the Day" (1968), before touring the United States and later the world in "Diversions and Delights," his one-man play about Oscar Wilde. He continued to appear onscreen, of course, delivering classically campy turns in "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" (1971) and its sequel, "Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972). Price counted "Theatre of Blood" (1973) among his favorite credits, in which he played Edward Lionheart, a Shakespearean ham who exacts bloody vengeance on his critics by dispatching them in recreations of the Bard's famous death scenes. He next starred in the British-made horror film "Madhouse" (1974) and stayed across the pond for the strange comedy "Percy's Progress" (1974), about a man who undergoes the world's first penis transplant.

Price next starred opposite Sam Waterston and Donald Pleasence in the thriller "Journey into Fear" (1975) and joined the all-star cast of the spoof "Scavenger Hunt" (1979), which featured an ensemble cast that included Tony Randall, Cloris Leachman, Roddy McDowall, James Coco and Ruth Gordon. In the late-1970s, Price found the horror movies were not as popular as they once were and began shifting toward more voiceover work, having already been noted for his rarified diction tinged with a hint of malice. He also found his career to be winding down just a bit, and thus made fewer appearances as he had in the past. In 1981, he began serving an eight-year stint as the urbane, gently sinister host of the PBS series "Mystery!" (1980-88), which showcased adaptations of famed horror stories. At the same time, he was contacted for his services by two self-avowed Vincent Price fans. First, Price was asked to narrate up-and-coming filmmaker Tim Burton's stop-motion short, "Vincent" (1982), as well as supplied the spoken word narration for Michael Jackson's landmark song and video "Thriller" (1983). He next appeared onscreen opposite old friend Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing in the horror spoof "House of the Long Shadows" (1983), and followed that with a turn in the over-the-top "Bloodbath at the House of Death" (1984).

Price provided the voice for the diabolical Professor Ratigan, the Dr. Moriarty-like villain of the Disney animated feature, "The Great Mouse Detective" (1986). His last major role in a feature was Mr. Maranov, the transplanted Russian nobleman who charms Bette Davis and Lillian Gish in Lindsay Anderson's "The Whales of August" (1987). Price was a major influence on filmmaker Tim Burton, who idolized his screen persona as a child and led to the morbid adoration that was the subject of "Vincent." Burton later cast him as the kindly old inventor who creates the titular "Edward Scissorhands" (1990), a role that was cut down in size because of Price's worsening emphysema brought about by a lifetime of smoking cigarettes. The brief, but charming appearance proved to be Price's last appearance on film. He later made an appearance on the small screen in the television movie "The Heart of Justice" (TNT, 1993), the very last time he was on any screen. Price eventually succumbed to lung cancer on Oct. 25, 1993. He was 82 years old.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Arabian Knight (1995)
Voice
Heart Of Justice (1993)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Backtrack (1990)
Dead Heat (1988)
The Offspring (1987)
The Whales of August (1987)
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Voice
Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984)
Sinister Man
Vincent (1982)
Narrator
House of the Long Shadows (1982)
Lionel
The Monster Club (1981)
It's Not the Size That Counts (1979)
Scavenger Hunt (1979)
Journey Into Fear (1976)
Madhouse (1974)
Theatre Of Blood (1973)
Edward Lionheart
Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
Dr. [Anton] Phibes
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
Dr. [Anton] Phibes
What's a Nice Girl Like You...? (1971)
William Spevin
Scream and Scream Again (1970)
Dr. Browning
Cry of the Banshee (1970)
Lord Edward Whitman
The Trouble with Girls (1969)
Mr. Morality
More Dead Than Alive (1969)
Ruffalo
Spirits of the Dead (1969)
Narrator
The Oblong Box (1969)
Julian Markham
The Conqueror Worm (1968)
Matthew Hopkins
House of a Thousand Dolls (1967)
Felix Manderville
Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs (1966)
Dr. Goldfoot
The Tomb of Ligeia (1965)
Verden Fell
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
Dr. Goldfoot
Taboos of the World (1965)
Narrator
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Robert Morgan
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Prince Prospero
Queen of the Nile (1964)
Benakon
Beach Party (1963)
Big Daddy
Twice Told Tales (1963)
Gerald Pyncheon
The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
Waldo Trumbull
Rage of the Buccaneers (1963)
Romero
Twice Told Tales (1963)
Alex Medbourne
Diary of a Madman (1963)
Simon Cordier
The Raven (1963)
Dr. Erasmus Craven
The Haunted Palace (1963)
Charles Dexter Ward/Joseph Curwen
Twice Told Tales (1963)
Dr. Rappaccini
Tales of Terror (1962)
Fortunato
Tales of Terror (1962)
Locke
Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962)
De Quincey
Tower of London (1962)
Richard of Gloucester
Convicts 4 (1962)
Carl Carmer
Tales of Terror (1962)
Valdemar
The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Nicholas Medina
Master of the World (1961)
Robur
House of Usher (1960)
Roderick Usher
Return of the Fly (1959)
François DeLambre
The Big Circus (1959)
Hans Hagenfeld
The Tingler (1959)
Dr. William Chapin
The Bat (1959)
Dr. Malcolm Wells
The Fly (1958)
François DeLambre
House on Haunted Hill (1958)
Frederick Loren
The Story of Mankind (1957)
Mr. Scratch, also known as The Devil
The Vagabond King (1956)
Narrator
Serenade (1956)
Charles Winthrop
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Baka
While the City Sleeps (1956)
Walter Kyne
Son of Sinbad (1955)
Omar Khayyám
Dangerous Mission (1954)
Paul Adams
The Mad Magician (1954)
Don Gallico, also known as Wardrobe Jamison
Casanova's Big Night (1954)
Casanova
House of Wax (1953)
Prof. Henry Jarrod
The Las Vegas Story (1952)
Lloyd Rollins
Pictura--Adventure in Art (1952)
Hieronymus Bosch "The Lost Paradise" [Narrator]
His Kind of Woman (1951)
Mark Cardigan
Adventures of Captain Fabian (1951)
George Brissac
The Baron of Arizona (1950)
James Addison Reavis, "The Baron" [also known as "Brother Anthony"]
Champagne for Caesar (1950)
Burnbridge Waters
Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950)
Tracy Holland
Bagdad (1949)
Pasha Ali Nadim
The Bribe (1949)
Carwood
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Voice of the Invisible Man
The Three Musketeers (1948)
Richelieu
Rogues' Regiment (1948)
Mark Van Ratten
Up in Central Park (1948)
Boss [William] Tweed
The Long Night (1947)
Maximilian [the Great]
The Web (1947)
Andrew Colby
Moss Rose (1947)
Inspector R. Clinner
Shock (1946)
Dr. Richard Cross
Dragonwyck (1946)
Nicholas Van Ryn
Leave Her to Heaven (1946)
Russell Quinton
Wilson (1945)
William G. McAdoo
The Song of Bernadette (1945)
Vital Dutour
The Keys of the Kingdom (1945)
Reverend Angus Mealy
A Royal Scandal (1945)
Marquis de Fleury
Laura (1944)
Shelby Carpenter
The Eve of St. Mark (1944)
Pvt. Francis Marion
Hudson's Bay (1941)
King Charles
Brigham Young--Frontiersman (1940)
Joseph Smith
Green Hell (1940)
David Richardson
The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
Geoffrey Radcliffe
The House of the Seven Gables (1940)
Clifford Pyncheon
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Sir Walter Raleigh
Tower of London (1939)
Duke of Clarence
Service De Luxe (1938)
Robert Wade

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Making Michael Jackson's Thriller (1983)
Other

Cast (Special)

Helen Hayes: First Lady of the American Theatre (1991)
The Horror Hall of Fame II (1991)
Performer
The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1989)
Performer
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series IV (1989)
Cause Celebre (1988)
The Secret Adversary (1987)
Shroud For a Nightingale (1986)
Partners in Crime, Series II (1986)
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series II (1986)
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series I (1986)
Brat Farrar (1986)
Ruddigore (1985)
Praying Mantis (1985)
The Teller and the Tale (1985)
My Cousin Rachel (1985)
The Night of 100 Stars II (1985)
Partners in Crime, Series I (1984)
We, the Accused (1983)
Agatha Christie Stories, Series I (1983)
Host ("Mystery!")
Miss Morison's Ghosts (1983)
The Limbo Connection (1983)
Magic With the Stars (1982)
Circus of the Stars (1982)
Ringmaster
Red Skelton's Christmas Dinner (1982)
Professor Humperdue
Quiet As a Nun (1982)
Father Brown (1982)
Host ("Mystery")
Malice Aforethought (1981)
Host ("Mystery!")
The Racing Game, Series II (1981)
Sergeant Cribb, Series II (1981)
Host ("Mystery!")
Doctor Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1981)
Chris and the Magical Drip (1981)
John Ritter: Being of Sound Mind and Body (1980)
Time Express (1979)
Once Upon a Midnight Dreary (1979)
Ringo (1978)
Lindsay Wagner: Another Side of Me (1977)
Tennessee Ernie Ford Meets King Arthur (1960)
Sir Bors
The Secret World of Kids (1959)
Guest

Misc. Crew (Special)

Vincent Price (1993)
Archival Footage

Life Events

1935

Played the Prince Regent in Gate Theatre's production of "Victoria Regina"

1935

Returned to USA and made Broadway debut as Prince Consort in "Victoria Regina" opposite Helen Hayes

1938

Film debut, "Service De Luxe"

1953

Association with horror films clinched with his starring role in "House of Wax"

1968

Made Broadway musical debut in "Darling of the Day"

1982

Narrated Tim Burton's animated short, "Vincent"

1987

Last major film role, Mr. Maranov, in Lindsay Anderson's "The Whales of August"

1990

Final film appearance as The Inventor in Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands"

1993

Final TV appearance, "The Heart of Justice" on "TNT Screenworks"

Photo Collections

The Bribe - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from MGM's The Bribe (1949), starring Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, and Vincent Price. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Laura - Lobby Card Set
Laura - Lobby Card Set
The Fly (1958) - Lobby Cards
The Fly (1958) - Lobby Cards
The Last Man on Earth - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from The Last Man on Earth (1964). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
The Haunted Palace - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from AIP's The Haunted Palce (1963), starring Vincent Price. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
The Pit and the Pendulum - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from AIP's The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), starring Vincent Price and directed by Roger Corman. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
The Masque of the Red Death - British Front-of-House Stills
Here is a set of British "Front of House" color stills from The Masque of the Red Death (1964), directed by Roger Corman and starring Vincent Price and Jane Asher.
While the City Sleeps - Pressbook
Here is the original campaign book (pressbook) for While the City Sleeps (1956). Pressbooks were sent to exhibitors and theater owners to aid them in publicizing the film's run in their theater.
Dangerous Mission - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from RKO's Dangerous Mission (1954), starring Victor Mature, Piper Laurie, and Vincent Price. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Son of Sinbad - Lobby Cards
Here are some Lobby Cards from Son of Sinbad (1955), produced by Howard Hughes and filmed in 3D (although it was released "flat"). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
The Baron of Arizona - Movie Poster
The Baron of Arizona - Movie Poster
Leave Her to Heaven - Movie Posters
Here are a few original-release movie posters from Fox's Leave Her to Heaven (1946), starring Gene Tierney. This is an Insert poster, measuring 14 x 36 inches.
House of Wax - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from House of Wax (1954). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Dragonwyck - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from Dragonwyck (1946), starring Gene Tierney and Vincent Price. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
The Bat (1959) - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from The Bat (1959). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
The Long Night - Lobby Card
Here is a Lobby Card from RKO's The Long Night (1947), starring Henry Fonda and Barbara Bel Geddes. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
The Tingler - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from The Tingler (1959). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Dragonwyck - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for 20th Century Fox's Dragonwyck (1946), starring Gene Tierney and Vincent Price. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
The Mad Magician - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from Columbia Pictures' The Mad Magician (1954), starring Vincent Price. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
The Bribe - Movie Poster
Here is the American One-Sheet Movie Poster for MGM's The Bribe (1949). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
The Conqueror Worm - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for The Conqueror Worm(1968). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Madhouse - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Madhouse (1974), starring Vincent Price. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
His Kind of Woman - Lobby Card
Here is a Lobby Card from RKO's His Kind of Woman (1951). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.

Videos

Movie Clip

Fright Favorites: House On Haunted Hill (1959) Dave Karger and David Skal Introduction and comments following House On Haunted Hill, 1959, from TCM’s Dave Karger and horror movie expert and author David Skal.
Las Vegas Story, The (1952) - This Is A Windy Town We’ve seen Jane Russell, who has a history in town, and shifty husband Vincent Price arrive at their hotel when Victor Mature, as deputy Andrews, himself part of that history, joins, checking with Drucker (Gordon Oliver), then some would-be newlyweds (Chet Marshall, Colleen Miller), in The Las Vegas Story, 1952.
Fly, The (1958) - The Gravity Of The Crime Vincent Price is Francois, a Quebec industrial scientist, Patricia Owens his sister-in-law Helene, acting serene but claiming to have squished his brother and partner in an industrial press, Herbert Marshall the incredulous Inspector Charas, interruption by an insect, in the original The Fly, 1958.
Fly, The (1958) - I've Killed Andre Plenty of portent, opening scene finds Torben Meyer as Gaston the night watch at a Quebec industrial site, Patricia Owens the maybe-mad wife of his boss, Vincent Price her suave brother-in-law on the phone, Kurt Neumann directing the original The Fly, 1958.
Whales Of August, The (1987) - You Didn't Answer Me Continuing their leisurely day on the Maine coastal islands (shot on Cliff Island) ca. 1954, older sister Sarah (Lillian Gish) and blind younger sister Libby (Bette Davis) share memories and ideas, in director Lindsay Anderson’s The Whales Of August, 1987.
His Kind Of Woman (1951) - I Might Forget What I'm Doing Ebullient after the screening of one of his pictures at a Mexican resort, philandering actor Cardigan (Vincent Price) visits his paramour Lenore (Jane Russell) and fugitive gambler Dan (Robert Mitchum), then she confirms that musician Harry (Stacy Harris) really does know her from a previous life, into her song by Jimmy McHugh and Harold Adamson, in His Kind Of Woman, 1951.
His Kind Of Woman (1951) - Where Do Old Gangsters Go To Die? Opening is narrated by Charles McGraw who will soon appear as gang henchman Thompson, introducing Raymond Burr as exiled gangster Ferraro (modeled on Lucky Luciano), who calls Corle (Paul Frees), John Mylong their third party, John Farrow directing, in His Kind Of Woman, starring Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell.
His Kind Of Woman (1951) - Who's Happily Married? Ever more embittered paid girlfriend Lenore (Jane Russell) and her new confidant Dan (Robert Mitchum) at a Mexican resort have been summoned by her movie actor sponsor Mark Cardigan (Vincent Price), informing him that his wife has arrived, his agent (Carleton G. Young) attempting a rescue, in His Kind Of Woman, 1951.
His Kind Of Woman (1951) - You Don't Like Fish? Not much story accomplished here but a money scene nonetheless, for attitude from Jane Russell as Lenore in her swimsuit and Robert Mitchum as busted gambler Dan, sent to a Mexican resort by gangsters for a mission he doesn’t yet understand, Jim Backus and Leslye Manning as other goofy guests, in His Kind Of Woman, 1951, from Howard Hughes’ RKO.
His Kind Of Woman (1951) - You're Being Paged Working the crowd at Morro's resort in Baja, Dan (Robert Mitchum) with nervous bride Jennie (Leslye Banning), mysterious Kraft (John Mylong), dishy Lenore (Jane Russell) and, in his first appearance, vacationing movie actor Cardigan (Vincent Price), in John Farrow's His Kind Of Woman, 1951.
Las Vegas Story, The (1952) - Clark County, Nevada Hoagy Carmichael narrates as musician Happy, introducing the town, himself, Jane Russell and briefly Victor Mature in their roles, then Vincent Price appears as her husband, opening The Las Vegas Story, 1952, from RKO, director Robert Stevenson and Vegas-invested studio boss Howard Hughes.
Masque Of The Red Death, The (1964) - Demon Lover Being conducted away from chambers where her captive father and brother are being tortured, hostage Francesca (Jane Asher) tries to keep up with proud devil worshipper Prospero (Vincent Price), while his incumbent lover Juliana (Hazel Court) works to enhance her own credentials, in Roger Corman’s Masque Of The Red Death, 1964.

Trailer

Laura - (Re-issue Trailer) A police detective (Dana Andrews) falls in love with the woman (Gene Tierney) whose murder he's investigating in Laura (1944), directed by Otto Preminger.
Comedy Of Terrors, The (1964) -- Original Trailer Perhaps candid but flattering to no one, from American Internatinal Pictures, the original trailer for the horror spoof The Comedy Of Terrors, 1964, with Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre and even Basil Rathbone!
Tingler, The - (Original Trailer) SCREAM! Scream for your lives! It's The Tingler (1959) starring Vincent Price.
Twice-Told Tales - (Original Trailer) Vincent Price stars in three horror stories from American author Nathaniel Hawthorne, Twice-Told Tales (1963).
Dangerous Mission -- (Original Trailer) A woman flees westward after witnessing a mob killing in Dangerous Mission (1954) starring Victor Mature Piper Laurie, Vincent Price and Dennis Weaver.
Conqueror Worm, The -- (U.S. Trailer) A corrupt witch hunter (Vincent Price) uses bogus accusations to satisfy his greed and lust in The Conqueror Worm (1968).
Pit and the Pendulum, The - (Original Trailer) Vincent Price and Barbara Steele are a couple united by guilt and madness in Roger Corman's The Pit and the Pendulum (1961).
Tales of Terror - (Original Trailer) Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Basil Rathbone star in three of Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Terror (1962).
Dragonwyck - (Original Trailer) A farm girl (Gene Tierney) signs on as governess in a gloomy mansion in Dragonwyck (1946).
Three Musketeers, The (1948) -- (Re-issue Trailer) Gene Kelly, Lana Turner, and Janet Leigh star in The Three Musketeers (1948), a lavish adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic swashbuckler.
House of Usher -- (Original Trailer) A young man tries to rescue the woman he loves from her demonic brother (Vincent Price). The first of director Roger Corman's adaptations of Poe.
Serenade - (Original Trailer) A rising opera star (Mario Lanza) is torn between his wealthy benefactor and a poor innocent in Serenade (1956).

Promo

Family

Vincent Leonard Price
Father
President of a candy manufacturing company.
Marguerite Cobb Wilcox
Mother
Harriet Price
Sister
Laura Louise Price
Sister
James Price
Brother
Vincent Barrett Price
Son
Journalist. Born in 1939; mother, Edith Barrett.
Mary Victoria Price
Daughter
Born in 1962; mother, Mary Grant.

Companions

Edith Barrett
Wife
Actor. Married in 1938; divorced in 1948.
Mary Grant
Wife
Author. Married in 1949; divorced in 1972.
Coral Browne
Wife
Actor. Born on July 23, 1913; married from 1974 until her death on May 29, 1991; reportedly bisexual.

Bibliography

"Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography"
Victoria Price, St. Martin's Press (1999)
"The Films of Vincent Price"
Lucy Chase Williams, Citadel Press (1996)
"A Treasury of American Art"
Vincent Price (1972)
"Come into the Kitchen Cook Book"
Vincent Price (1969)
"A National Treasury of Cookery"
Vincent Price (1967)
"A Treasury of Great Recipes"
Vincent Price (1965)
"Michelangelo Bible"
Vincent Price and Mary Grant Price (1964)
"Drawings of Delacroix"
Vincent Price (1962)
"Book of Joe"
Vincent Price (1960)
"I Like What I Know"
Vincent Price (1959)

Notes

Asked about the films he most regretted making Price replied: "Several I did in Italy should not be seen by man or beast (including 1966's "Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs"). They made money somewhere. Tasmania maybe." --quoted in USA Today, February 13, 1992.

He was granted a LLD Degree from Wesleyan University (1963).

He was a member of the Fine Arts Commission for the White House.

Former member to the Board of Archives of American Art.

Commissioner of the US Indian Arts and Crafts Board.

He was the former president of the Art Council at UCLA.

He donated work for 40 years to the Vincent Price Gallery of East Los Angeles College.