Vincent Price was born 27 May 1911 in St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States to Vincent Leonard Price (1871-1948) and Marguerite Cobb Wilcox (1874-1946) and died 25 October 1993 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States of emphysema, lung cancer. He married Edith Williams (1907-1977) 1938 . He married Elenor Mary Grant (1917-2002) 1949 . He married Coral Edith Brown (1913-1991) 1974 .


Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and serio-comic performances in a series of horror films made in the latter part of his career. He was married three times.

Price was born in St. Louis, Missouri, youngest of the four children of Vincent Leonard Price, Sr., president of the National Candy Company, and his wife Marguerite Cobb Wilcox. His grandfather, Vincent Clarence Price, invented "Dr. Price's Baking Powder," the first cream of tartar baking powder, and secured the family's fortune.

Price attended St. Louis Country Day School. In 1933, he graduated with a degree in art history from Yale University, where he worked on campus humor magazine The Yale Record. After teaching for a year, he entered the University of London, intending to study for a Masters Degree in Fine Arts. Instead, he was drawn to the theater, first appearing on stage professionally in 1934. His acting career began on stage in London in 1935, and he performed with Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre.

Price married three times. His first marriage with former actress Edith Barrett produced his only son, Vincent Barrett Price. Price later married Mary Grant Price, and they had a daughter, Mary Victoria Price, on April 27, 1962. She was named Victoria after Price's first major success in the play Victoria Regina. Together, Price and Mary Grant Price donated hundreds of works of art and a large amount of money to East Los Angeles College in the early 1960s in order to endow the Vincent Price Art Museum there. Price's last marriage was to the Australian actress Coral Browne, who appeared with him (as one of his victims) in Theatre of Blood (1973). He converted to Catholicism to marry her, and she became a U.S. citizen for him.

Film Career

Actor appearing in over 175 films spanning over 50 years beginning in 1938, honored with Life Career Awards in 1986 by the Academny of Science Fiction, and Horror Films, and in 1991 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, radio drama star, and noted art collector and critic. Married first 1938 (div. 1948) actress Edith BARRETT (1907-1977), second 1949 (div. 1973) costume designer Mary GRANT (1917-2002), and third 1974 actress Coral BROWNE (1913-1991).

Last Days

Cause of death: Lung Cancer / Burial: Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea. Specifically: Ashes scattered over Point Dume in Southern California


Offspring of Vincent Price and Edith Williams (1907-1977)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Vincent Barrett Price (1940-)

Offspring of Vincent Price and Elenor Mary Grant (1917-2002)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Victoria Price (1962-)


#g1: Offspring of Vincent Leonard Price (1871-1948) and Marguerite Cobb Wilcox (1874-1946)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Harriet Price (1898-1967) , ,
James Mortimer Price (1899-1975) , ,
Lara Louise Price (1904-1983) , ,
Vincent Leonard Price (1911-1993) 27 May 1911, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, United States 25 October 1993, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States Edith Williams (1907-1977) + Elenor Mary Grant (1917-2002) + Coral Edith Brown (1913-1991)

Vital Records

1930 US Federal Census

Recorded at Clayton, St Louis Co, Missouri Residence: 6320 Forsythe Blvd.

  • Vincent L. Price - m/59 - b:IL - head - ocp: president candy company
  • Margaret Price - f/56 - b:WI - wife
  • Vincent Price Jr. - m/18 - b:MO - Son
  • Zita Badnidistel - f/32 - b:MO - Servant
  • Edna Tupher - f/23 - b:MO - Servant
  • John M Hughs - m/41 - b:IN - Servant
  • Harriet Wilson - f/33 - b:IL - Daughter
  • Marvin Wilson - m/9 - b:MO - Grandson
  • Anne Wilson - f/7 - b:MO - Granddaughter

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