Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Lighter Side of Vicent Price

Vincent Price known for his many horror films and outrageous sense of humor,died at age 82 from lung cancer and emphysema on October 25, 1993.

Price was known to attend showings of his films in costumes often to play pranks on moviegoers.

Price once told the story of a middle-aged woman who came up to him and said, "Oh sir, could I have your autograph? I can't tell you how many years I have enjoyed your films, Mr. Karloff."  Not wanting to disappoint her, Vincent Price signed Karloff’s rather than his own. At the time Karloff had been dead for 15 years

In his later years, when asked for his autograph, he would often sign "Dolores Del Rio" instead of his actual name. When once asked why, he replied, in complete seriousness, "I promised her on her deathbed that I would do what I could to keep her name alive!".

Price once said of his film House of Wax (1953) and the director AndrĂ© De Toth – “It's almost my favorite Hollywood story. Where else in the world would you hire a man with one eye to direct a picture in 3-D?”

Achieved BAT-FAME when he started an egg fight while making a guest spot as the villain Egghead on the television series Batman (1966).

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