Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vicent Price

Who died on this date:

On October 25, 1993, actor Vincent Price died. He was born on May 27, 1911 in St.Louis, Missouri. He made his film debut in 1938 with Service de Luxe and established himself in the film Laura (1944). He also appeared in Brigham Young (1940), as well as The Keys of the Kingdom (1944). Price best known for his horror films such as The Tower of London (1939), House of Wax (1953), The Fly (1958), Return of the Fly (1959), and House on Haunted Hill (1959). In the 1960s, Price had a number of low-budget successes with Edgar Allan Poe adaptations of House of Usher (1960), The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), Tales of Terror (1962), and The Raven (1963). He also appeared on numerous televison shows, one of his favorites was playing Egghead in the Batman series. In the 1960s, he began his role as a guest on the game show Hollywood Squares, even becoming a semi-regular in the 1970s, including being one of the guest panelists on the finale in 1980. Price was a lifelong smoker and suffered from emphysema and Parkinson’s disease, which contributed to his retirement from show business. He died of lung cancer on October 25, 1993 and his ashes were scattered off Point Dume in Malibu, California.

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