Vincent Leonard Price Jr., born on May 27th, 1911, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., was an actor, art historian, art collector and gourmet cook, best known for his performances in horror films, although his career spanned other genres, including film noir, drama, mystery, thriller, and comedy. Price appeared on stage, TV, radio, and in more than 100 movies, having 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures and one for television. He was born and raised near St. Louis, Missouri, having a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Vincent was an art collector and arts consultant with a degree in art history, having lectured and written books on the subject. The Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College is named in his honour. He was also a noted gourmet cook.