This tall (6’ 2"), suave, elegant leading man of the 1940’s and later character star of distinction, was born Dennistoun Franklyn John Rose-Price, the son of Brigadier General T. Rose-Price, on 23 June 1915, in Twyford, Berkshire, England. He was educated at Radley, and at Worcester College, Oxford, where he became a member of the OUDS and made his stage debut in 1936. The following year he appeared in the film ‘No Parking’ as well as in a number of early BBC television plays, until the outbreak of war in 1939. Also in 1939, he met and married the actress Joan Schofield (also the child of a Brigadier general). They had two daughters, Susan (born 1940) and Tessa (born 1944).
In 1940, Price joined the Royal Artillery, where he served until being wounded in 1942. His brother Arthur, who had joined the RAF, was shot down and killed in the Battle of Britain. Returning to England in 1942, he resumed his career, touring with Noel Coward in ‘This Happy Breed,’ and other plays Coward’s… read more