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This is background information Was used for the dance and chorographical piece in a drama class May be useful to someone Not an essay Scary voice man httpwwwgeocitiescomHollywoodHills4337vpricehtm Vincent Price Born 1911 St Louis Missouri Died 1993 Vincent Price is best remembered for his roles in horror movies specifically the Roger Corman adaptations from Edger Allan Poe Although these gave him a wide variety of characters to play and were striking enough they type cast him for the remainder of his career Price did not start out with the intentions of becoming an actor but rather an art historian He obtained degrees in Art History and English at Yale and then taught school for a year He felt that he needed to further his education though as the students seemed to know more than he did Price returned to college to take his Masters in Fine Arts at the Courtauld Institute in London he also studied briefly in Vienna It was while in London In 1934 that the theatre bug hit him theatre tickets were relatively cheap and Price took advantage of this He first appeared as an actor at the Gate Theatre at the time a private experimental theater as the judge and a policeman in the play Chicago He also appeared here as Albert in Victoria Regina the role that was to bring him to Broadway and the publics attention The shows producer Gilbert Miller decided to take the play to New York and open with Hellen Hayes the number one actress in America at the time in the leading role Miller also decided to take Vincent Price to New York to play opposite her The play opened on the 26th December 1935 and ran for three years The programme notes in the original 1936 playbill give an interesting insight into Vincent Prices entrance to the theatrical profession Vincent Prices appearance
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