His 1938 film debut in Service Deluxe and his later work in Laura and The Song of Bernadette established Price as a fine character actor, but it was 1953's House of Wax that typecast him in horror roles. The Tingler and House on Haunted Hill were followed by The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Theatre of Blood and many more.
He teamed with Bette Davis for The Whales of August (1987), and for his final big-screen appearance, he played the creator of Edward Scissorhands (1990). In between his movie, stage and TV roles, Price was a fine-art consultant for Sears Roebuck. He died Oct. 25, 1993.