Vincent Price

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Vincent Price

Price in Get Smart (1969)
Born May 27, 1911(1911-05-27)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died October 25, 1993(1993-10-25) (aged 82)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Lung cancer
Occupation Actor
Years active 1935–1993
Spouse 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.

Career[change | change source]

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".[1] He retired in 1993 shortly before his death.

Personal life[change | change source]

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.[2] He was cremated and his ashes scattered off Point Dume in Malibu, California.[3]

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References[change | change source]

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  2. Peter B. Flint (October 27, 1993). "Vincent Price, Noted Actor Of Dark Roles, Dies at 82". New York Times. Retrieved October 27, 2014. "Vincent Price, the suavely menacing star of countless low-budget but often stylish Gothic horror films, died at his home in Los Angeles on Monday. He was 82 years old and died of lung cancer, a personal assistant, Reggie Williams, said. ..."
  3. Vincent Price at Find a Grave

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