Dennis Price

  • Born: (Twyford, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom)
  • Died: (Guernsey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom) (age 58)

Dennis Price (born: Dennistoun Franklyn John Rose-Price) was an English actor.

He studied acting at the Embassy Theatre School of Acting.

Price made his first appearance on stage at the Croydon Repertory Theatre in June 1937, followed by a London debut at the Queen's Theatre on 6 September 1937 in Richard II.

He served in the Royal Artillery from March 1940 to June 1942 during the Second World War, but returned to acting after being invalided out.

In 1967, Price was declared bankrupt. He attributed his financial distress to "extravagant living and most inadequate gambling". He then moved to the tax haven island of Sark, which coincided with an escalation in his alcoholism. Towards the end of his life, Price appeared in a series of horror movies.

Price died of heart failure, complicated by a hip fracture, in Guernsey in 1973, at the age of 58. He is buried on Sark.

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