Star Spotlight: Vincent Price

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Born Vincent Leonard Price, Jr.
Date of birth: May 27, 1911
Date of death: October 25, 1993

Roles

First role: Service de Luxe (1938)
Final film role: Arabian Knight (1995)

TMP’s favorite Vincent Price role: Dr. Warren Chapin in The Tingler (1959)

Best known for…

…appearing in horror films like The Tingler

…appearing in quite a few film versions of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories

…his breakout role in Laura

…having personal interests completely contradictory to his scary characters, like gardening and gourmet cooking

…outspokenly opposing racial and religious prejudice

Notable awards:

  • Received a star on the Walk of Fame in 1960
  • Career Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association in 1991
  • Life Career Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films in 1986
  • Special Trustees Award at the Bram Stoker awards in 1994

More Vincent on TMP:
Favorite things about… House in Haunted Hill
Favorite things about… Laura
Favorite Things About… The Tingler
Casanova’s Big Night review
The Keys of the Kingdom review

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