Steven graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, focusing on film studies, journalism and theatre arts. Dubbed a "prolific" writer by Hollywood icon Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk, V, The Bionic Woman, Alien Nation), Steven has been honored by the Arkansas College Media Association for his story writing prowess. He has also received recognition for his dramatic writing from the Eerie, Shriekfest and Screamfest horror film festivals. Publications include: Carroll County News, Saline Courier, Forum, Echo and Moroch.
The macabre movie maestro was born on this day in 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri. Price was a legend in his own time, and the talented thespian was awarded not one but two stars (motion pictures and television) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during his illustrious career.
"What's important about an actor is his acting, not his life." - VP
Already an accomplished performer, and a Hollywood mainstay, Price's affiliation with horror films was forever etched in history with his appearance in the 3-D venture "House of Wax" (1953).
"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?" - VP
Vincent went on and teamed with the King of the Gimmicks William Castle in "House on Haunted Hill" (1959) and "The Tingler (1959), as he dazzled and delighted a new generation of fans.
"I sometimes feel that I'm impersonating the dark unconscious of the whole human race. I know this sounds sick, but I love it." - VP
As the next decade dawned, Price and filmmaker Roger Corman embarked on a cinematic exploration of Edgar Allan Poe's works with a series of triumphs: "House of Usher" (1960), "The Pit and the Pendulum" (1961) and "The Masque of the Red Death" (1964).
"I played so many gentle men at the beginning of my career that I certainly wanted to play some villains and so I got kind of stuck in villains." - VP
In 1982, a rising star named Tim Burton - Official Page invited Mr. Price to voice an animated short titled "Vincent," which paid homage to the master himself. That connection eventually led to Price appearing in Burton's Edward Scissorhands in 1990.
"[Burton's Vincent] was immortality - better than a star on Hollywood Boulevard." - VP
Price was the consummate actor, a cognoscente of fine arts, author and, in the end, a crackerjack candle whose flame will continue to burn for generations to come.