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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 26 July 1917Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Birth NameVirginia Pound

Mini Bio (1)

Born Virginia Pound, Lorna Gray was "discovered" by a Columbia Pictures agent while modeling in a fashion show. She was given a screen test, and Columbia was impressed enough to sign her to a contract (it was at this time that she was given the name "Lorna Gray", which she kept until 1945, when she changed it to "Adrian Booth"). She was put in the studio's B unit, occasionally loaned out to Republic or Monogram, and when not making features was used in Columbia's comedy shorts, supporting such performers as The Three Stooges and Buster Keaton (where she actually acquitted herself quite well). She left Columbia and began her long career with Republic Pictures in 1941, appearing in westerns, thrillers, horror pictures and especially the serials in which the studio specialized. She married actor David Brian in 1948, and after making films for a few more years, retired from the screen in 1951.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (1)

David Brian (1949 - 15 July 1993) (his death)

Trivia (5)

Has been credited under names of Lorna Gray and Virginia Pound (her birthname), but today goes only by Adrian Booth.
As of mid-2001 she is one of the last surviving cast members who appeared in the early shorts of The Three Stooges at Columbia.
Appeared as a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, NC, in July 1996 and July 2005.
In June of 2001 she made a rare public appearance at the "Ray and Sharon Courts Hollywood Collectors Show" in North Hollywood, CA, where she signed autographs for fans.
The min-bio claims she was "discovered" by Columbia Pictures. She made five films for Paramount, using her real name, "before" she made any films for Columbia.

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