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Priscilla Lane (1915–1995)


Priscilla Lane attended the Eagin School of Dramatic Arts in New York before she began touring with her sisters in the Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians Dance Band. She was a popular singer with her sisters and, after 5 years, she was signed to a Hollywood contract with Warner Brothers in 1937. Her first film was Varsity Show (1937) where she had... See full bio »

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Arsenic and Old Lace
Arsenic and Old Lace Elaine Harper
(1944)
Saboteur
Saboteur Patricia (Pat) Martin
(1942)
The Roaring Twenties
The Roaring Twenties Jean Sherman
(1939)
Blues in the Night
Blues in the Night Character
(1941)

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Appeared with sister Rosemary as a regular on Fred Waring's NBC radio program in 1936. See more »

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Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)
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After Bette Davis refused the lead role in Four Daughters (1938), an adaptation of Fannie Hurst's novel "Sister Act", Priscilla's sister, Lola Lane, suggested to Jack L. Warner that she and her three other sisters star in the tearjerker. Priscilla and Rosemary Lane were signed on, but the oldest sister Leota Lane, who was flown in from New York to test for the part, was deemed unsuitable by the ... See more »

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Gemini

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