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Vincent Price is a Actor American born on 27 may 1911 at St. Louis (USA)

Vincent Price

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Birth name Vincent Leonard Price, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 27 may 1911 at St. Louis (USA)
Death 25 october 1993 (at 82 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and performances in horror films. His career spanned other genres, including film noir, drama, mystery, thriller, and comedy. He appeared on stage, television, radio, and in over one hundred films. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for motion pictures, and one for television.

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.

Biography

Price married three times. His first marriage with former actress Edith Barrett produced his only son, Vincent Barrett Price. Price later married Mary Grant Price, and they had a daughter, Victoria Price, on April 27, 1962. She was named Victoria after Price's first major success in the play Victoria Regina. Together, Price and Mary Grant Price donated hundreds of works of art and a large amount of money to East Los Angeles College in the early 1960s in order to endow the Vincent Price Art Museum there. Price's last marriage was to the Australian actress Coral Browne, who appeared with him (as one of his victims) in Theatre of Blood (1973). He converted to Catholicism to marry her, and she became a U.S. citizen for him.

Price, who studied Art History (along with English) at Yale, was a noted art lover and collector. In addition to establishing the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College. Price also spent time working as an art consultant for Sears in the early 1960s. Public access to fine art was important to Price, who, according to his daughter, Victoria, saw the Sears deal as an "opportunity to put his populist beliefs into practice, to bring art to the American public."

One example of his outspoken political action came when he concluded an episode of The Saint titled "Author of Murder," which aired on NBC Radio on July 30, 1950. Price denounced racial and religious prejudice as a form of poison and claimed Americans must actively fight against it because racial and religious prejudice within the United States fuels support for the nation's enemies. Price was later appointed to the Indian Arts and Crafts Board under the Dwight D. Eisenhower Administration; he called the appointment "kind of a surprise, since I am a Democrat."

Price was supportive of his daughter who came out as Lesbian, and was critical of Anita Bryant's anti-gay campaign in the 1970s. He was an honorary board member of PFLAG and among the first celebrities to appear in public service announcements discussing AIDS with the public.

Best films

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
(Actor)
The Three Musketeers (1948)
(Actor)
The Song of Bernadette (1943)
(Actor)
Laura (1944)
(Actor)
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
(Actor)

Usually with

Roger Corman
Roger Corman
(8 films)
Daniel Haller
Daniel Haller
(13 films)
Thomas Little
Thomas Little
(11 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Vincent Price (113 films)

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Actor

The Thief and the Cobbler, 1h31
Directed by Richard Williams
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Actors Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Beals, Jonathan Winters, Hilary Pritchard, Vincent Price, Anthony Quayle
Roles Zig Zag
Rating70% 3.5479853.5479853.5479853.5479853.547985
The plot summary follows the 1992 workprint version of the film. The film opens with a narrator describing a prosperous city called the Golden City, ruled by the sleepy King Nod and protected by three golden balls atop its tallest minaret. According to a prophecy, the city would fall to a race of warlike, one-eyed monsters, known as "one-eyes", should the balls be removed, and could only be saved by "the simplest soul with the smallest and simplest of things". Living in the city are the good-hearted cobbler Tack, named for the ubiquitous pair of tacks held in his mouth, and a nameless, unsuccessful yet persistent thief. Both characters have no dialogue.
The Heart of Justice, 1h28
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Politic
Actors Eric Stoltz, William H. Macy, Jennifer Connelly, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney, Dennis Hopper
Roles Reggie Shaw
Rating58% 2.908192.908192.908192.908192.90819
David Leader investigates a seemingly senseless murder, and in the course of it is drawn into the labyrinth of a sinisterly unique wealthy family. The family seems to revolve around its own beautiful and mysterious daughter, Emma Burgess, and soon Leader is deeply within her orbit as well.
Edward Scissorhands, 1h45
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about magic and magicians, Christmas films
Actors Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price
Roles The Inventor
Rating78% 3.9473753.9473753.9473753.9473753.947375
An elderly woman tells her granddaughter a bedtime story of where snow comes from, by telling her the story of a young man named Edward who has scissors for hands. As the creation of an old Inventor, Edward was a human-like boy who had everything except for hands. The Inventor suffered a fatal heart attack and died before he could give real hands to Edward.
Catchfire
Catchfire (1990)
, 1h56
Directed by Dennis Hopper
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Jodie Foster, Dennis Hopper, Fred Ward, Dean Stockwell, Vincent Price, John Turturro
Roles Mr. Avoca
Rating54% 2.7028352.7028352.7028352.7028352.702835
Conceptual artist Anne Benton (Jodie Foster) creates electronic pieces that flash evocative statements, and her work has begun to attract major media attention.
Dead Heat
Dead Heat (1988)
, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Comedy science fiction films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Lindsay Frost, Robert Picardo, Darren McGavin, Vincent Price
Roles Arthur P. Loudermilk
Rating60% 3.001353.001353.001353.001353.00135
Detectives Roger Mortis (Treat Williams) and Doug Bigelow (Joe Piscopo) are called to the scene of a rather violent jewelry store robbery. The robbers take on a squadron of police in a messy shootout, but neither seem affected when they are riddled with bullets. Thanks to the combined, albeit extreme measures of Mortis and Bigelow, they are able to take out the criminals, their acts narrowly avoiding termination. Meanwhile, a coroner friend of Roger's, Rebecca (Clare Kirkconnell) informs the detectives that the two bodies they had brought in had previously been to the morgue: not only do they have autopsy scars, but she herself clearly remembers performing the autopsy and has pictures to prove it, suggesting they simply got up and left the morgue at their own volition. There is a preservative chemical compound in their bodies that connect the pair to a company that had ordered a great amount of it recently. Mortis and Bigelow investigate and meet the company's head public relations person, Randi James (Lindsay Frost) who gives them a tour of the facility. When Doug wanders off to investigate a suspicious room, he encounters the reanimated corpse of a biker on a strange machine and in the fray, Roger is knocked into a decompression room used to humanely kill failed test animals and is asphyxiated to death.
The Whales of August, 1h30
Directed by Lindsay Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Bette Davis, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, Ann Sothern, Mary Steenburgen, Harry Carey, Jr.
Roles Mr. Maranov
Rating74% 3.7472353.7472353.7472353.7472353.747235
The Whales of August tells the story of two elderly widowed sisters near the end of their lives, spending a summer in a seaside house in Maine. The surroundings cause them to recall their relationship as young women, and the summers they had enjoyed there in the past. They reflect on the passage of time, and the bitterness, jealousies and misunderstandings that slowly festered over the years and kept them from establishing a true closeness in their relationship.
From a Whisper to a Scream, 1h39
Directed by Jeff Burr
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror
Actors Vincent Price, Susan Tyrrell, Clu Gulager, Lawrence Tierney, Terry Kiser, Cameron Mitchell
Roles Julian White
Rating59% 2.954762.954762.954762.954762.95476
In a small Tennessee town called Oldfield, historian Julian White (Vincent Price) relates four horror stories to a reporter (Susan Tyrrell). The stories are connected to the past and present of Oldfield, which seems to be an epicenter for pure evil. White's narration serves as a wraparound story for four otherwise unconnected segments set during different periods in history ranging from the American Civil War to present day.
The Great Mouse Detective, 1h14
Directed by Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, John Musker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Crime, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Sherlock Holmes films, Musical films, Mise en scène d'une souris, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Vincent Price, Candy Candido, Alan Young, Frank Welker
Roles Professor Ratigan (voice)
Rating71% 3.598863.598863.598863.598863.59886
In London, circa 1897, a young mouse named Olivia Flaversham is celebrating her birthday with her toymaker father, Hiram. Suddenly, Fidget, a bat with a peg leg, barges in, and after a brief struggle, disappears with Hiram. Fidget takes Hiram to Professor Ratigan who commands him to create a clockwork robot which mimics the Queen of the Mice so Ratigan can rule England. Hiram initially refuses to participate in the scheme, but agrees when Ratigan threatens Olivia.
Bloodbath at the House of Death, 1h28
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films
Actors Pamela Stephenson, Kenny Everett, Vincent Price, Gareth Hunt, Graham Stark, Don Warrington
Roles Sinister Man
Rating52% 2.6116952.6116952.6116952.6116952.611695
The film opens in 1975 at a place called Headstone Manor, which is being used as a "businessman's weekend retreat and girls' summer camp". A few minutes into the film, a group of satanic monks enter the house and kill 18 of its occupants.
Terror in the Aisles, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Documentary, Anthology film, Horror
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about films
Actors Donald Pleasence, Nancy Allen, Bud Abbott, Michael Ironside, Fred Asparagus, Brooke Adams
Rating63% 3.1988953.1988953.1988953.1988953.198895
Director Andrew J. Kuehn has excerpted brief segments of terror and suspense in a wide variety of suspenseful (including humorously so, ex. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Saturday the 14th) films and strung them together with added commentary, as well as some enacted narrative, to create a compilation of fright-inducing effects. Halloween actor Donald Pleasence and Dressed to Kill star Nancy Allen provide the commentary on topics such as "sex and terror" (Dressed to Kill, Klute, Ms. 45, The Seduction, When a Stranger Calls), loathsome villains (Dracula, Frankenstein, Friday the 13 1 and/or 2, Halloween I and II, Marathon Man, Nighthawks, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Touch of Evil, Vice Squad, Wait Until Dark, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?), "natural terror" (Alligator, The Birds, Frogs, Jaws 1 and 2, Nightwing) and the occult (An American Werewolf in London, Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, The Omen, Carrie, The Shining). In one segment of the anthology, legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock presents his concepts of how to create suspense in a clip from Alfred Hitchcock: Men Who Made The Movies.
Michael Jackson's Thriller (music video)
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Horror, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Zombie films, Musical films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Michael Jackson, Ola Ray, Vincent Price, Cynthia Garris, Mick Garris, Forrest J Ackerman
Roles Narration (voice)
Rating86% 4.343764.343764.343764.343764.34376
Une nuit au cinéma se transforme en un cauchemar quand Michael et sa date d'sont attaqués par une horde de zombies sanguinaires assoiffés.
House of the Long Shadows, 1h40
Directed by Pete Walker
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films
Actors Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Sheila Keith, Julie Peasgood
Roles Lionel Grisbane
Rating63% 3.1975553.1975553.1975553.1975553.197555
Kenneth Magee (Desi Arnaz, Jr.), a young writer, bets $20,000 that he can write a Wuthering Heights-calibre novel in 24 hours. To get in the mood for the undertaking, he goes to a deserted Welsh manor. Upon his arrival, however, Magee discovers that the manor is not as empty as he was told. Still there are Lord Grisbane (Carradine) and his daughter, Victoria (Sheila Keith), who have been maintaining the mansion on their own. As the stormy night progresses, more people come to the mansion, including Lord Grisbane's sons Lionel (Price) and Sebastian (Cushing), Magee's publisher's secretary, Mary Norton (Julie Peasgood), and Corrigan (Lee), a potential buyer of the property.
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, 1h28
Directed by Carl Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Carl Reiner, Alan Ladd, Reni Santoni, Barbara Stanwyck
Roles (in "The Bribe") (archive footage)
Rating67% 3.399313.399313.399313.399313.39931
In the opening scene, John Hay Forrest (George Gaynes), noted scientist and cheesemaker, dies in a single-vehicle car accident (represented by the car wreck scene from Keeper of the Flame). In the next scene, private investigator Rigby Reardon (Steve Martin) is reading a newspaper when Forrest's daughter, Juliet (Rachel Ward), enters his office and faints when the paper's headline reminds her of her father's death. Upon coming to, she hires Rigby to investigate the death, which she thinks was murder. In Dr. Forrest's lab, Rigby finds two lists, one titled "Friends of Carlotta" and the other "Enemies of Carlotta", as well as an affectionately autographed photo of singer Kitty Collins, whose name appears on one of the lists. His search is interrupted by a man posing as an exterminator (Alan Ladd, in This Gun for Hire), who shoots Rigby in the arm and frisks the lists from the seemingly dead investigator.
Fun with Mr. Future, 8minutes
Directed by Darrell Van Citters
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Vincent Price, Philip Proctor
Roles Mad Scientist
Rating61% 3.0906353.0906353.0906353.0906353.090635