Vincent PriceBirth Name: Vincent Leonard Price Jr.
Birth Date: May 27, 1911
Deceased: October 25, 1993
Vincent Price was an American actor, known for his performances in horror films. His career spanned other genres, including film noir, drama, mystery, thriller, and comedy. He appeared on stage, television, radio, and more than one hundred films. Price started out in films as a character actor. He made his film debut in Service De Luxe (1938) and established himself in the film Laura (1944). In the 1960s, Price achieved a number of low-budget filmmaking successes with Roger Corman and American International Pictures starting with the House of Usher (1960), which earned over $2 million at the box office in the United States and led to the subsequent Edgar Allen Poe adaptations of The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), Tales of Terror (1962), The Comedy of Terrors (1963), The Raven (1963), The Masque of the Red Death (1964), and The Tomb of Ligeia (1964). One of his last major roles, and one of his favorites, was as the voice of Professor Ratigan in Walt Disney Pictures' The Great Mouse Detective in 1986.