|Vincent Price Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||May 27, 1911|
|Date of Death||October 25, 1993|
Vincent Price was an American actor, theatre artist, voice actor, radio personality, art historian, art collector, and gourmet cook. During his career, he appeared in more than 100 films and has 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures and one for television.
Vincent Leonard Price Jr.
The King of the Grand Guignol, The Merchant of Menace, The Renaissance Man, Bing, Vincent II, The Master of Horror, The Candy Kid
He was born on May 27, 1911.
On October 25, 1993, Vincent Price died of lung cancer at the age of 82 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
He resided in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Vincent Price studied at St. Louis Country Day School and took a summer course at Milford Academy in Milford, Connecticut.
He then attended Yale University and graduated with a degree in English and a minor in Art History. During his time at the university, he also worked on the campus humor magazine The Yale Record. He also got enrolled at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.
Actor, Theatre Artist, Voice Actor, Radio Personality, Art Historian, Art Collector, Gourmet Cook
- Father – Vincent Leonard Price (President of the National Candy Company; 1871-1948)
- Mother – Marguerite Cobb (née Wilcox) Price (Costume Designer; 1874-1946)
- Siblings – Harriet Price Fenton (Older Sister) (1897-1983), James Mortimer Price (Older Brother) (1899-1962), Laura Louise Price Gay (Older Sister) (1904-1983)
- Others – Vincent Clarence Price (Paternal Grandfather) who invented “Dr. Price’s Baking Powder”, the first cream of tartar-based baking powder, Harriet Elizabeth White (Paternal Grandmother), Henry Cole Wilcox (Maternal Grandfather), Harriet/Harriett Louise “Hattie” Cobb (Maternal Grandmother)
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $5 Million.
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
88 kg or 194 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Vincent Price had dated –
- Anna May Wong (1937) – RUMOR
- Edith Barrett (1937-1948) – Vincent Price met actor Edith Barrett while they worked in the Mercury Theatre’s 1937 production of The Shoemaker’s Holiday and they married the following year. In late 1939, the couple shifted to Southern California and she gave birth to the couple’s and Barrett’s only child, author/poet and environmental activist Vincent Barrett (V. B.) Price, on August 30, 1940. The marriage ended in divorce in 1948.
- Deanna Durbin (1948)
- Mary Grant (1948-1973) – Price met Welsh-American costume designer Mary Grant while working on the film Up in Central Park (1948) and they married in 1949. Their daughter, Mary Victoria Price (public speaker and writer), was born on April 27, 1962. The duo divorced in 1973.
- Coral Browne (1973-1991) – While working on the film Theatre of Blood (1973), he met Austarlian-American stage and screen actor Coral Browne. They married on October 24, 1974. They remained together until her death in 1991.
Race / Ethnicity
Price had English, German, Welsh, French, and Dutch roots.
Dark Brown (Natural)
With the advancing age, his hair had turned gray.
- Towering height
- Pencil mustache
- Ecstatic, hysterical, and terrifying laugh
Vincent worked in TV commercials for –
- Hangman game by Milton Bradley
- Sun Country Wine Cooler (1984)
- Cousins Submarine Sandwich Shop (1987)
Vincent Price Favorite Things
- Some Of His Favorite Film Roles – Playing Burnbridge Waters in Champagne for Caesar (1950), Voicing Professor Ratigan in The Great Mouse Detective (1986), Playing Edward Lionheart in Theater of Blood (1973)
- Subjects – Art Collecting, Cookery, Poetry
- Some Of his Favorite Actors – George C. Scott, Cary Grant, Ronald Colman, Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, John Gielgud, Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner
Vincent Price Facts
- With his wife Mary, he authored many cookbooks including A Treasury of Great Recipes (1965) and Cooking Price-Wise with Vincent Price (1971).
- Vincent Price was supportive of his daughter when she came out as lesbian.
- He was friends with Cassandra Peterson, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, and Adam West.
- Price became one of the first celebrities to film a public service announcement to help allay public fears about HIV/AIDS.
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