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Vincent Price (I) (1911–1993)


Actor, writer, and gourmet, Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. was born in St Louis, Missouri, to Marguerite Cobb (Wilcox) and Vincent Leonard Price, Sr., president of the National Candy Company. 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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Abominable Dr. Phibes
The Abominable Dr. Phibes Dr. Anton Phibes
(1971)
Laura
Laura Shelby Carpenter
(1944)
House on Haunted Hill
House on Haunted Hill Frederick Loren
(1959)

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 1993 The Thief and the Cobbler
ZigZag (voice)
 1990 Edward Scissorhands
The Inventor
 1990 Catchfire
Mr. Avoca
 1988 Dead Heat
Arthur P. Loudermilk
 1987 The Whales of August
Mr. Maranov
 1987 From a Whisper to a Scream
Julian White
 1986 The Great Mouse Detective
Professor Ratigan (voice)
 1984 Bloodbath at the House of Death
Sinister Man
 1983 House of the Long Shadows
Lionel Grisbane
 1981 Bustin' Loose
Alcoholic Mechanic (scenes deleted)
 1981 The Monster Club
Eramus
 1980 I Go Pogo
Deacon Mushrat (voice)
 1979 Scavenger Hunt
Milton Parker
 1977 The Butterfly Ball
Narrator
 1975 Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare
Spider Voice (voice)
 1975 Journey Into Fear
Dervos
 1974 It's Not the Size That Counts
Stavos Mammonian
 1974 Madhouse
Paul Toombes
 1973 Theater of Blood
Edward Lionheart
 1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again
Dr. Anton Phibes
 1971 The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Dr. Anton Phibes
 1970 Cry of the Banshee
Lord Edward Whitman
 1970 Scream and Scream Again
Dr. Browning
 1969 The Oblong Box
Julian
 1969 The Trouble with Girls
Mr. Morality
 1969 More Dead Than Alive
Dan Ruffalo
 1968 Spirits of the Dead
Narrator (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1968 The Conqueror Worm
Matthew Hopkins
 1967 The Jackals
Oupa Decker
 1967 House of 1,000 Dolls
Felix Manderville
 1966 Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs
General Willis / Dr. Goldfoot
 1965 City in the Sea
The Captain, Sir Hugh
 1964 The Tomb of Ligeia
Verden Fell
 1964 The Masque of the Red Death
Prince Prospero
 1964 The Last Man on Earth
Dr. Robert Morgan
 1963 The Comedy of Terrors
Waldo Trumbull
 1963 Twice-Told Tales
Alex Medbourne / Dr. Giacomo Rappaccini / Gerald Pyncheon
 1963 The Haunted Palace
Charles Dexter Ward / Joseph Curwen
 1963 Beach Party
Big Daddy
 1963 Diary of a Madman
Magistrate Simon Cordier
 1963 The Raven
Dr. Erasmus Craven
 1962 Tower of London
Richard of Gloucester
 1962 Convicts 4
Carl Carmer
 1962 Tales of Terror
Locke / Fortunato Luchresi / Ernest Valdemar
 1962 Confessions of an Opium Eater
Gilbert De Quincey
 1961 Rage of the Buccaneers
Romero
 1961 Pit and the Pendulum
Nicholas Medina / Sebastian Medina
 1961 Master of the World
Robur
 1960 House of Usher
Roderick Usher
 1959 The Bat
Dr. Malcolm Wells
 1959 The Tingler
Dr. Warren Chapin
 1959 The Big Circus
Hans Hagenfeld
 1959 Return of the Fly
Francois Delambre
 1959 House on Haunted Hill
Frederick Loren
 1958 The Fly
François Delambre
 1957 The Story of Mankind
Mr. Scratch - The Devil
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Baka
 1956 The Vagabond King
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1956 While the City Sleeps
Walter Kyne
 1956 Serenade
Charles Winthrop
 1955 Son of Sinbad
Omar Khayyam
 1954 The Mad Magician
Don Gallico / Gallico the Great
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
Casanova (uncredited)
 1954 Dangerous Mission
Paul Adams
 1953 House of Wax
Prof. Henry Jarrod
 1952 The Las Vegas Story
Lloyd Rollins
 1951 His Kind of Woman
Mark Cardigan
 1951 Adventures of Captain Fabian
George Brissac
 1950 Curtain Call at Cactus Creek
Tracy Holland
 1950 Champagne for Caesar
Burnbridge Waters
 1950 The Baron of Arizona
James Addison Reavis 'The Baron'
 1949 Bagdad
Pasha Ali Nadim
 1949 The Bribe
Carwood
 1948 The Three Musketeers
Richelieu
 1948 Rogues' Regiment
Mark Van Ratten
 1948 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
The Invisible Man (voice, uncredited)
 1948 Up in Central Park
Boss Tweed
 1947 Moss Rose
Police Inspector R. Clinner
 1947 The Long Night
Maximilian the Great
 1947 The Web
Andrew Colby
 1946 Dragonwyck
Nicholas Van Ryn
 1946 Shock
Dr. Richard Cross
 1945 Leave Her to Heaven
Russell Quinton
 1945 A Royal Scandal
Marquis de Fleury
 1944 The Keys of the Kingdom
Angus Mealey
 1944 Laura
Shelby Carpenter
 1944 Wilson
William Gibbs McAdoo
 1944 The Eve of St. Mark
Pvt. Francis Marion
 1943 The Song of Bernadette
Prosecutor Vital Dutour
 1941 Hudson's Bay
King Charles II
 1940 Brigham Young
Joseph Smith
 1940 The House of the Seven Gables
Clifford Pyncheon
 1940 Green Hell
David Richardson
 1940 The Invisible Man Returns
Geoffrey Radcliffe
 1939 Tower of London
Duke of Clarence
 1939 The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
Sir Walter Raleigh
 1938 Service de Luxe
Robert Wade
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Other Works:

Radio: "Suspense, Episode 254: Beyond Good and Evil". This show is lost. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 10 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 25 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

A man who limits his interests limits his life. See more »

Trivia:

He was the visual inspiration for the original illustrations of the comic book superhero Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange (created in 1963). Price was 52 years old at the time. Strange's full name is Stephen Vincent Strange. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently played villains who died screaming See more »

Nickname:

The Merchant of Menace See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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