Vincent Price

Vincent Price clerihew

According to Wikipedia

“Vincent Price is best remembered for his distinctive voice and serio-comic attitude in a series of distinctive horror films. His tall stature and polished urbane manner made him something of an American counterpart to the older Boris Karloff.”

Vincent Price (1911-1993) is best known for roles in movies such as House of Usher, The Fly, The Raven, The Abominable Dr Phibes and many others, which led me to pen the clerihew above.

Vincent Price is not amused at the author's low humour. (Artwork by DC)I saw Vincent Price in person only once, when he came to Melbourne for his one-man show (where he played Oscar Wilde) in the late ’70s or early ’80s. Johnny Depp, Price’s co-star in Edward Scissorhands, is quoted as saying:

“One of the most incredible moments I’ve ever had was sitting in Vincent [Price]’s trailer… I was showing him this first-edition book I have of the complete works of Poe, with really amazing illustrations. Vincent was going nuts over the drawings, and he started talking about ‘The Tomb of Ligeia.’ Then he closed the book and began to recite it to me in this beautiful voice, filling the room with huge sounds. Such passion! I looked in the book later, and it was verbatim. Word perfect.”


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