This will be my very last Halloween post of the 2009 season. I have REALLY, REALLY enjoyed gathering up various seasonal facts and sharing them here. I like to think of this site as my diary but also a collection of my thoughts. As such I thought it would be a fitting end this year to send you off with some interesting facts about the absolute KING of scary movies. VINCENT PRICE!!!!!
Vincent has appeared in over 100 films, spanning seven decades. The majority of these films are of the horror drama, from which Vincent made a name for himself.
For all the movies Vincent has appeared in, he never once won or was nominated for either a Golden Globe or an Oscar.
Vincent was the son of a candyman; his father was President of the National Candy Company.
Vincent did a long running radio series called The Price of Fear, where he narrated short horror stories allegedly from his ‘personal repertoire’. He did not play any character, but was always addressed as himself, to add realism to the series.
As a part of Michael Jackson’s famous song “Thriller” (1983), Vincent recited the poem at the end of the song.
In 1964 at the request of a personal friend, Vincent narrated a brief history of Tombstone, Arizona (titled, Tombstone, The Town Too Tough To Die) for use in the diorama at the site of the O.K. Corral gunfight site. He reportedly recorded the 20-minute piece in a single take at a recording studio in Hollywood and when asked about his fee, asked for his pal, the owner of the exhibit at the time, to buy him lunch. Price never visited Tombstone but his narration is still used in the diorama.
Vincent was notoriously superstitious. He once joked that he kept a horseshoe, a crucifix, and a mezuzah on his front door.