History Creator / VincentPrice

10th Jun '16 3:22:28 AM WillBGood
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* ActorAllusion: Narrated Tim Burton's short film ''Vincent'', about a young boy named Vincent Malloy who wanted to be "just like Vincent Price."



* DoingItForTheArt: [[MoneyDearBoy Although he sometimes took roles to finance his support of the arts]], he always made a point of having fun even when in bad movies.



* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Despite playing almost exclusively villainous roles his entire career, he was a generally warm person with a quirky sense of humor. Loving children, when he played in a movie opposite them, he took great pains to make sure that they weren't frightened of him off-camera.
** In every film, you're actually rooting for his villain character-- that is, except ''Witchfinder General''.



* PlayingAgainstType: His final live-action appearance as the Inventor in ''Film/EdwardScissorhands''-- a MadScientist who lives in the stereotypical Gothic castle and has a creation, but is the most kindly and loving person you could ever meet. Extremely memorable and touching, since it is probably the role most like his real self.
** He'd done this once or twice before-- ''[[spoiler: The Tingler]]'' builds him up as the VillainProtagonist only to have him ultimately turn out to be a pretty okay guy, while ''[[spoiler: Film/{{House On Haunted Hill|1959}}]]'' has the twist ending that he was the intended victim all along. Perhaps most amusingly, in ''Film/{{The Raven|1963}}'', he played an [[LargeHam overdramatic]] and darkly-styled but heroic CampStraight magician.
** In ''Film/TheLastManOnEarth'', He was a normal man struggling to survive in a world overrun by zombie-like vampires.
** In ''The Pit and the Pendulum'' he plays a tragic character who is [[spoiler: driven insane by his wife and becomes the villain at the movies climax.]]
** To a degree in ''Film/WitchfinderGeneral'', in which he plays a genuinely sadistic and psychopathic villain instead of a campy panto one.
** In ''Film/TheWhalesOfAugust'' (1987), he plays a kindly, gentle ImpoverishedPatrician who romances Creator/LillianGish.
** In ''His Kind of Woman'', he's a foppish actor modeled after Errol Flynn.
** In the original ''[[Film/TheFly1958 The Fly]]'' he's a perfectly nice guy just trying to understand what terrible fate has befallen his friend.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Tim Burton, his late-in-life friend, was in the early stages of a documentary about him called ''Conversations With Vincent'' when he passed away.
30th Mar '16 1:53:38 PM Mdumas43073
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Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St.Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such horror classics as ''Film/{{House of Wax|1953}}'', ''Film/{{House on Haunted Hill|1959}}'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath'', and ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.

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Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St. Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such horror classics as ''Film/{{House of Wax|1953}}'', ''Film/{{House on Haunted Hill|1959}}'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath'', and ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.
30th Mar '16 1:51:55 PM Mdumas43073
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Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St.Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such classics as ''Film/HouseOfWax1953'', ''Film/{{House on Haunted Hill|1959}}'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath'', and ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.

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Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St.Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such horror classics as ''Film/HouseOfWax1953'', ''Film/{{House of Wax|1953}}'', ''Film/{{House on Haunted Hill|1959}}'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath'', and ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.
30th Mar '16 1:51:17 PM Mdumas43073
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Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St.Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such classics as ''Film/HouseOfWax1953'', ''Film/{{House on Haunted Hill|1959}}'', ''The Pit and the Pendulum'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath'', and ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.

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Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St.Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such classics as ''Film/HouseOfWax1953'', ''Film/{{House on Haunted Hill|1959}}'', ''The Pit and the Pendulum'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath'', and ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.
30th Mar '16 1:50:51 PM Mdumas43073
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Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St.Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such classics as ''Film/HouseOfWax1953'', ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes'', ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1959'', ''Literature/ThePitAndThePendulum'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.

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Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St.Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such classics as ''Film/HouseOfWax1953'', ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes'', ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1959'', ''Literature/ThePitAndThePendulum'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath''.''Film/{{House on Haunted Hill|1959}}'', ''The Pit and the Pendulum'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath'', and ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.
30th Mar '16 1:48:54 PM Mdumas43073
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'''Vincent Price''' (May 27, 1911 -- October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St.Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such classics as ''Film/HouseOfWax1953'', ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes'', ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1959'', ''Film/ThePitAndThePendulum'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.

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'''Vincent Price''' Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 -- October 25, 1993) was an American actor from St.Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such classics as ''Film/HouseOfWax1953'', ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes'', ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1959'', ''Film/ThePitAndThePendulum'', ''Literature/ThePitAndThePendulum'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.
5th Feb '16 7:29:10 PM Naoto_best_waifu
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'''Vincent Price''' (May 27, 1911 -- October 25, 1993). The villain of such classics as ''Film/HouseOfWax1953'', ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes'', ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1959'', ''Film/ThePitAndThePendulum'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.

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'''Vincent Price''' (May 27, 1911 -- October 25, 1993). The 1993) was an American actor from St.Louis, Missouri. He was the villain of such classics as ''Film/HouseOfWax1953'', ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes'', ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1959'', ''Film/ThePitAndThePendulum'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath''. He possessed a ''very'' distinctive voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.
2nd Jan '16 4:49:44 PM mlsmithca
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Price was good friends with the two great Film/HammerHorror actors, Creator/ChristopherLee and Creator/PeterCushing, and starred alongside both of them in various films. Strangely enough, Lee and Price were born on the same day, and Cushing one day before them. One of his closest friends was the above mentioned Peter Lorre, whose eulogy Price read at his funeral.

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Price was good friends with the two great Film/HammerHorror actors, Creator/ChristopherLee and Creator/PeterCushing, and starred alongside both of them in various films. Strangely enough, Lee and Price were born on had the same day, birthday (27 May), and Cushing one Cushing's birthday was the day before them. theirs.[[note]] Though they were not born in the same year; Price was the oldest, Cushing was born two years (less one day) later, and Lee was born nine years (and one day) after Cushing.[[/note]] One of his closest friends was the above mentioned Peter Lorre, whose eulogy Price read at his funeral.
14th Dec '15 8:27:03 PM WillBGood
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** In ''Film/TheWhalesOfAugust'' (1987), he plays a kindly, gentle ImpoverishedAristocrat who romances Creator/LillianGish.

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** In ''Film/TheWhalesOfAugust'' (1987), he plays a kindly, gentle ImpoverishedAristocrat ImpoverishedPatrician who romances Creator/LillianGish.
15th Nov '15 10:31:50 AM Tightwire
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'''Vincent Price''' (May 27, 1911 -- October 25, 1993). The villain of such classics as ''Film/HouseOfWax1953'', ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes'', ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1959'', ''Film/ThePitAndThePendulum'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath'', and a man with a very distinctive voice.

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'''Vincent Price''' (May 27, 1911 -- October 25, 1993). The villain of such classics as ''Film/HouseOfWax1953'', ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes'', ''Film/HouseOnHauntedHill1959'', ''Film/ThePitAndThePendulum'', ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath'', and ''Film/TheMasqueOfTheRedDeath''. He possessed a man with a very ''very'' distinctive voice.
voice and the most twirlable mustache you ''ever'' saw on a living person.
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