Vincent Price King Of Horror

by fitzcharming

Vincent Price was the ultimate evil character actor in the mid 20th century in American films. Almost everyone has at one time or another seen one of his films.

Vincent Price was the ultimate evil character actor in the mid 20th century in American films. He was famous for his portrayal of villains in horror films. Almost everyone has at one time or another seen one of his films. I remember seeing him as a child in a series of movies based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe. The Raven, The Masque of The Red Death, and The Pit and the Pendulum are movies that left an indelible picture in my mind of what a true horror film should be. And who can forget the poor scientist, Fransois Delambre, who turns his head and arm into that of an insect in the movie "The Fly"?

His body of work consists of over 100 movies and many more appearances on television and the stage. Although he virtually stopped making appearances in the late 1980's his face and voice remain recognizable even today, many years after his death in 1993. Remember the sinister rap he did in the middle of Michael Jackson's song Thriller? And his portrayal of the inventor in Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands? Did you know he was the voice of the evil Professor Ratigan in Walt Disney Pictures' The Great Mouse Detective and the voice of the mysterious Vincent Van Ghoul in "The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo?

Vincent Price The Early Years

Vincent Price attended Yale and studied art history and fine art. He began his film career in 1938 and his first foray into the horror movie genre was the 1939 Boris Karloff film “Tower of London”. Between then and 1950 he made both dramatic and horror movies but in 1950 his career moved heavily into horror films with an occasional departure to do a comedic horror movie. He played the villain Egghead in the Batman television series.

He was also a gourmet cook and art collector. In 1951 he donated 90 pieces out of his extensive art collection to a community college in California and today the Vincent Price Art Gallery there continues to host world class art exhibitions. It includes pieces by Rembrandt, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dali. During the 1960′s Price partnered with Sears and Roebuck to sell original works of art through their stores and catalog so that the general public could own pieces of fine art. He also wrote several cookbooks and hosted a cooking show called Cooking Pricewise. Price was the child of a candy manufacturer and the grandson of the inventor of baking powder, and the love of cooking was in his blood.

Websites Devoted To Vincent Price

The Vincent Price Exhibit Since 1999, this site has tried to be a comprehensive, entertaining museum of images and information about its subject.

The Sound Of Vincent Price You will find throughout this site links to download audio files from the folks at Vincent Price Audio.

Kermit The Frog Bites Vincent Price

What Is Your Favorite Vincent Price Movie?

Which Vincent Price Horror Film Is The Best

Vincent Price Biography

Written by his daughter Victoria Price, this is a candid an touching look at the life of Vincent Price, the actor and father
Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography

Vincent Price is a true Hollywood legend, whose vast and distinguished career-as the voice of The Saint on the radio, in such unforgettable films as House of Wax and The Fly, an...

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Updated: 08/24/2014, fitzcharming
 
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fitzcharming on 08/19/2014

Telesto - Ha! I was probably squeezing my dog.

Telesto on 08/19/2014

Oh yes, I remember watching these films whilst cuddling the dog, telling her not to be afraid... Ahem

fitzcharming on 08/15/2014

Thanks AbbyFitz. He's one of my favorites too.

AbbyFitz on 08/15/2014

I've always loved Vincent price. His voice is so delightfully creepy :)

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