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Stanley Price
Born (1892-12-31)December 31, 1892
Kansas, United States
Died July 13, 1955(1955-07-13) (aged 62)
Garden Grove, California
Cause of death
Heart attack
Years active 1922 - 1955

Stanley Price (December 31, 1892 – July 13, 1955) was an American film supporting actor who appeared in over 200 films between 1922 and 1956. He was born in Kansas, United States.

Career

Price was an actor whose artistic career spanned four different decades, from silents through talkies to the advent of color. He debuted in the silent movie Your Best Friend (William Nigh, 1922), sharing starring duties with Vera Gordon and Harry Benham. After that, he became a familiar figure, wearing either cowboy rustler outfits or gangster nice suits, particularly in the cliffhanger serials of the 1930s through the early 1950s.

The Three Stooges get spooked by Price in the 1950 film Dopey Dicks.

Usually, he served as the assistant or second-in-command for the brains heavy. He usually wore workmanlike duds, did the physical labor, and often had more brawn than morality. Thus, Price went from one chapter to the next trying desperately to kill the hero with fists, knives, guns, bombs or whatever else happened to be handy at the time. Nevertheless, he was another of these loyal henchmen who always seemed to break down and turn into a gutless weasel and outright coward when confronted by the hero.

Eventually, Price was simply a doctor, barkeep, native, reporter, prosecutor, banker, chemist, reporter, psychotic or nobility member, appearing in about 100 westerns and 39 serials. His flair for comedy also was well represented in the film Road to Morocco, as the blithering idiot in the opening bazaar scene, as well in The Three Stooges films Punchy Cowpunchers, Dopey Dicks and Studio Stoops. He also had at least 18 dialogue director credits for Lippert Studios.

Death

Price died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California at age 62. He was buried in Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery.

Selected appearances

Films

Serials

TV-shows

References

  1. Your Best Friend (1922) at IMDb
  2. imdb.com

External links

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