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Vincent Price
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Price in Get Smart (1969)
Born (1911-05-27)May 27, 1911
Died October 25, 1993(1993-10-25) (aged 82)
Cause of death Lung cancer
Occupation Actor
Years active 1935–1993
Spouse(s) Edith Barrett
(m. 1938–1948, divorced)
Mary Grant Price
(m. 1949–1973, divorced)
Coral Browne
(m. 1974–1991; her death)

Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) was an American actor. He was well known for his voice and serious but comic attitude in a series of horror movies made in the later part of his career. Price was also an art collector and consultant, with a degree in art history, and lectured and wrote books on the subject. He was the founder of the Vincent Price Art Museum in California.


His career began in 1935. He starred in film noirs. He soon moved to star in horror movies. He would work with other known horror movie stars such as Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. He received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his works. Price narrated Michael Jackson's hit song "Thriller". He retired in 1993 shortly before his death.

Personal life

Price was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied at Yale University. He was married three times. His first two marriages ended in divorce. His last marriage was to Caral Browne. She died in 1991.

Price died of lung cancer in Los Angeles at the age of 82. He was cremated and his ashes scattered off Point Dume in Malibu, California.


  • The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
  • Tower of London (1939)
  • Laura (1944)
  • House of Wax (1953)
  • The Fly (1958)
  • House on Haunted Hill (1959)
  • The Tingler (1959)
  • Return of the Fly (1959)
  • House of Usher (1960)
  • The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
  • The Raven (1963)
  • The Haunted Palace (1963)
  • Twice-Told Tales (1963)
  • The Comedy of Terrors (1964)
  • The Last Man on Earth (1964)
  • The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
  • The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
  • Witchfinder General (1968)
  • The Oblong Box (1969)
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
  • An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe (1972)
  • Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
  • Theatre of Blood (1973)
  • House of the Long Shadows (1983)
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)

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