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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 that appeared in early "Three Stooges" shorts under Columbia Pictures.
Appeared as a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina in July 1996 and July 2005.
It has been claimed that she got injured during Three Sappy People (1939), a Three Stooges short. This would make her one of the very few people outside of the guys who got injured during filming. However, she has strenuously denied the story, saying that it has been exaggerated.
Made a rare public appearance at the "Ray and Sharon Courts
  • Hollywood Collectors Show" in North Hollywood, California in which


she signed autographs for fans. [June 2001]

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