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Vincent Price: The Saint Old Time Radio Program

BIOGRAPHY Vincent Price “The Saint” From Missouri to London and Huck to U.S.A.—and Recognition Vincent Price  had to journey all the way from Missouri, U.S.A., to London, England, to be discovered. The actor, who portrays the debonair gentleman-adventurer, Simoa Templar, in NBC’s “The Saint” on Sundays 7.30 p.m., FDD, just couldn’t get a break in the States. But years later, in New York, he was hailed as a new British discovery. Born in St. Louise and educated in private schools, Price decided at an early age that acting was for him. After attending Yale, he went to the University of London. He had been deeply discouraged by New York producers who seemed to have no regard for his talents. Price figured if a break not forthcoming in England at least he could study his second love, history. But in England he was signed to play role of an American in a production of “Chicago”. He did well. When New York producer Gilbert Miller began casting for the Broadway version of “V

Boogeymen in Radio Comedy (Screamstars playing for Laughs)

Boogeymen in Comedy (Screamstars playing for laughs) Mention these names: Vincent Price , Bela Lugosi , Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff . And you would have a congregation of horror-inflicting characters who would surely induce fear and discomfort in this collection. It must be noted that all these actors assumed roles which inspired horror and terrors to their audience. However, in real life, they were nothing like the scary characters they portrayed in the movies, that’s for sure. Actually, they were all nice and often cast a funny demeanor. Their roles in the movies would surely give us scary pictures of them, and they were abominable people you would not want to meet. But the scary characters they played in films have always been spoofed which never failed to delight the audience. Boris Karloff was an English actor who did a great job in each of his horror films. His first acting role on a horror film that made him a star came with Frankenstein in 1931 as Frankenstein&#