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Lorna Gray (July 26, 1917 – April 30, 2017) was an American film actress known for her comic roles, and later as a villainess. She is best known for her roles in Columbia Pictures comedy shorts and Republic Pictures serials. She was known as Adrian Booth since 1945. Although she had a film test at Universal Studios and a brief contract with Paramount Pictures, she made her first big film for Columbia Pictures.

As a Columbia contract player she appeared in the studio's shorts and serials, including Flying G-Men (starring Robert Paige), Pest from the West (starring Buster Keaton), and You Nazty Spy! (starring The Three Stooges). When her Columbia contract lapsed, she found work at Monogram Pictures, where she worked with action star Frankie Darro.

Gray also starred opposite John Wayne in Red River Range (1938) and appeared in the title role in O, My Darling Clementine (1943), a country music film starring Roy Acuff as a singing sheriff.

In her Paramount films, such as Hold 'Em Navy, she was credited as Virginia Pound, but she was given the name Lorna Gray by Columbia and she used it from 1938 until 1945, when she left Columbia and moved to Republic Pictures. She appeared as Lorna Gray in Republic's Federal Operator 99, but subsequently adopted the name Adrian Booth.

At Republic, she often received co-star billing in Westerns, the only woman other than Dale Evans to be billed so highly at that studio. She also starred in Republic's serial about the comic book superhero Captain America. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lorna Gray, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Lorna Gray (July 26, 1917 – April 30, 2017) was an American film actress known for her comic roles, and later as a villainess. She is best known for her roles in Columbia Pictures comedy shorts and Republic Pictures serials. She was known as Adrian Booth since 1945. Although she had a film test at Universal Studios and a brief contract with Paramount Pictures, she made her first big film for Columbia Pictures.

As a Columbia contract player she appeared in the studio's shorts and serials, including Flying G-Men (starring Robert Paige), Pest from the West (starring Buster Keaton), and You Nazty Spy! (starring The Three Stooges). When her Columbia contract lapsed, she found work at Monogram Pictures, where she worked with action star Frankie Darro.

Gray also starred opposite John Wayne in Red River Range (1938) and appeared in the title role in O, My Darling Clementine (1943), a country music film starring Roy Acuff as a singing sheriff.

In her Paramount films, such as Hold 'Em Navy, she was credited as Virginia Pound, but she was given the name Lorna Gray by Columbia and she used it from 1938 until 1945, when she left Columbia and moved to Republic Pictures. She appeared as Lorna Gray in Republic's Federal Operator 99, but subsequently adopted the name Adrian Booth.

At Republic, she often received co-star billing in Westerns, the only woman other than Dale Evans to be billed so highly at that studio. She also starred in Republic's serial about the comic book superhero Captain America. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lorna Gray, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 51

Birthday 1917-07-26

Day of Death 2017-04-30

Place of Birth Grand Rapids, Michigan USA

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Also Known As

  • Adrian Booth
  • Lorna Grey
  • Virginia Pound

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1951 The Sea Hornet as Ginger Sullivan
1951 Oh, Susanna as Lia Wilson
1950 The Savage Horde as Livvy Weston
1950 Rock Island Trail as Aleeta
1949 Brimstone as Molly
1949 Hideout as Betty, alias Hannah Kelly (as Adrian Booth)
1949 The Last Bandit as Kate Foley / Kate Sampson (as Adrian Booth)
1948 The Plunderers as Julie Ann McCabe (as Adrian Booth)
1948 The Gallant Legion as Connie Faulkner
1948 California Firebrand as Joyce Mason (as Adrian Booth)
1947 Under Colorado Skies as Julia Collins (as Adrian Booth)
1947 Exposed as Judith Foresman (as Adrian Booth)
1947 Along the Oregon Trail as Sally Dunn (as Adrian Booth)
1947 Spoilers of the North as Jane Koster
1947 Last Frontier Uprising as Mary Lou Gardner (as Adrian Booth)
1946 Out California Way as Gloria McCoy (as Adrian Booth)
1946 Daughter of Don Q as Dolores Quantero (as Adrian Booth)
1946 Man from Rainbow Valley as Kay North
1946 Valley of the Zombies as Nurse Susan Drake (as Adrian Booth)
1946 Home on the Range as Bonnie Garth
1945 Dakota as Entertainer (uncredited)
1945 Tell It to a Star as Mona St. Clair
1945 Federal Operator 99 as Rita Parker
1945 Fashion Model as Yvonne
1945 Adventures of Kitty O'Day as Gloria Williams
1944 The Girl Who Dared as Ann Carroll
1944 Captain America as Gail Richards
1943 O, My Darling Clementine as Clementine Cheshire
1943 So Proudly We Hail as Toni
1942 Ridin' Down the Canyon as Barbara Joyce
1942 Perils of Nyoka as Vultura
1941 Father Steps Out as Helen Matthews
1940 Drums of the Desert as Helene Laroche
1940 Up in the Air as Singer Rita Wilson aka Gladys Wharton
1940 Deadwood Dick as Anne Butler
1940 Rockin' Thru the Rockies as Flossie
1940 Bullets for Rustlers as Ann Houston
1940 Convicted Woman as Frankie Mason
1940 Cafe Hostess as Cafe Hostess
1939 The Stranger from Texas as Jean Browning
1939 Three Sappy People as Sherry Rumsford
1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams as Nurse (uncredited)
1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as Woman at Station
1939 The Man They Could Not Hang as Janet Savaard
1939 Coast Guard as Minor Role (uncredited)
1939 Good Girls Go to Paris as Bridesmaid (uncredited)
1939 Pest from the West as Senorita
1939 The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt as Girl Michael Runs Into in Nightclub
1938 Smashing the Spy Ring as Nurse Anna Loring
1938 Red River Range as Jane Mason
1938 Adventure in Sahara as Carla Preston

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