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Full Name
  
Virginia Pound

Role
  
Film actress

Name
  
Lorna Gray

Years active
  
1937–1951

Occupation
  
Actress


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Born
  
July 26, 1917 (
1917-07-26
)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Spouse
  
David Brian (m. 1949–1993)

Movies
  
Daughter of Don Q, The Man They Could Not Hang, Federal Operator 99, The Last Bandit, Deadwood Dick

Similar People
  
Joseph Kane, David Brian, Spencer Gordon Bennet, Jules White, William Beaudine

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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.

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Early years

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Gray was born Virginia Pound in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After her father's millinery business was a victim of the Great Depression, the family split up. Before appearing in films, Gray sang with a group in Cleveland called Ben Yost's Varsity Coeds, who performed primarily in movie theaters before the movie began.

Career

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Personal life

In 1945, shortly after signing a contract with Republic Pictures, she and the stunt performer Ruel F. Taylor were arrested for "suspicion of possessing marijuana in Los Angeles." A $1,000 bail set her free. She was later exonerated after Taylor testified at his preliminary hearing that Gray had not used the marijuana and was not aware of it.

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She married actor David Brian on July 19, 1949, and retired from motion pictures. As Adrian Booth, she was awarded the Golden Boot Award in 1998 and attended film festivals into her nineties. She appeared as a guest at the annual Three Stooges convention held in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, on April 30, 2011.

Death

Gray died in Sherman Oaks, California on April 30, 2017, three months shy of her 100th birthday.

Filmography

Actress
1951
The Sea Hornet as
Ginger Sullivan (as Adrian Booth)
1951
Yellow Fin as
Nurse Jean Elliott (as Adrian Booth)
1951
Oh! Susanna as
Lia Wilson (as Adrian Booth)
1950
The Savage Horde as
Livvy Weston (as Adrian Booth)
1950
Rock Island Trail as
Aleeta (as Adrian Booth)
1949
Brimstone as
Molly Bannister (as Adrian Booth)
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 (as Adrian Booth)
1948
California Firebrand as
Joyce Mason (as Adrian Booth)
1948
Lightnin' in the Forest as
Dell Parker (as Adrian Booth)
1947
Under Colorado Skies as
Julia Collins (as Adrian Booth)
1947
Exposed as
Judith Bentry (as Adrian Booth)
1947
Along the Oregon Trail as
Sally Dunn (as Adrian Booth)
1947
Spoilers of the North as
Jane Koster (as Adrian Booth)
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 (as Adrian Booth)
1946
Valley of the Zombies as
Susan Drake (as Adrian Booth)
1946
Home on the Range as
Bonnie Garth (as Adrian Booth)
1945
Dakota as
Entertainer (uncredited)
1945
Tell It to a Star as
Mona St. Clair (as Adrian Booth)
1945
Federal Operator 99 as
Rita Parker
1945
Fashion Model as
Yvonne Brewster
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
Lt. Tony Dacelli
1942
Ridin' Down the Canyon as
Barbara Joyce
1942
Perils of Nyoka as
Vultura
1941
Tuxedo Junction as
Joan Gordon
1941
Father Steps Out as
Helen Matthews
1940
Drums of the Desert as
Helene Laroche
1940
Up in the Air as
Rita Wilson (as Lorna Grey)
1940
Deadwood Dick as
Anne Butler
1940
Rockin' Thru the Rockies (Short) as
Flossie
1940
Bullets for Rustlers as
Ann Houston
1940
Convicted Woman as
Frankie Mason
1940
You Nazty Spy! (Short) as
Mattie Herring (uncredited)
1940
Cafe Hostess as
Cafe Hostess (uncredited)
1939
The Awful Goof (Short) as
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
1939
Andy Clyde Gets Spring Chicken (Short) as
June
1939
The Stranger from Texas as
Jean Browning
1939
Three Sappy People (Short) as
Sherry Rumsford
1939
The Amazing Mr. Williams as
Nurse (uncredited)
1939
Beware Spooks! as
Carny Girl (uncredited)
1939
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington as
Woman at Station (uncredited)
1939
Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise (Short) as
May Jenkins (uncredited)
1939
Those High Grey Walls as
Nurse (uncredited)
1939
Skinny the Moocher (Short) as
Party Guest (uncredited)
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 (Short) as
Conchita
1939
Missing Daughters as
Nan (uncredited)
1939
Outside These Walls as
Secretary (uncredited)
1939
Flying G-Men as
Babs McKay
1939
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt as
Girl Michael Runs Into in Nightclub (uncredited)
1938
Smashing the Spy Ring as
Nurse Anna Loring
1938
Red River Range as
Jane Mason
1938
Adventure in Sahara as
Carla Preston
1938
Scandal Street (uncredited)
1938
The Big Broadcast of 1938 as
Divorcee (uncredited)
1938
The Buccaneer (uncredited)
1937
Thrill of a Lifetime as
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
1937
Hold 'Em Navy as
Girl (as Virginia Pound)
Soundtrack
1951
The Sea Hornet (performer: "A Dream or Two Ago", "I'm Afraid of You", "Someone to Remember")
1947
Last Frontier Uprising (performer: "Press Along Cowboy (To the Big Corral)" - as Adrian Booth)
1942
Ridin' Down the Canyon (performer: "Who Am I?" - uncredited)
1940
Up in the Air (performer: "Doin' The Conga")
Self
2002
Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (TV Movie documentary) as
Self (uncredited)
1997
Biography (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Jane Russell: Body and Soul (1997) - Self (as Adrian Booth)
1950
Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Goes to Bat (Documentary short) as
Self (as Adrian Booth)
Archive Footage
2017
TCM Remembers 2017 (TV Special) as
Self - Actress
2015
Hey Moe, Hey Dad! (TV Series documentary) as
Self & various characters
- A Son Also Rises (2015) - Self & various characters (uncredited)
- Eureka! (2015) - Self & various characters (uncredited)
2009
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (TV Series documentary) as
Janet Savaard
- The Man They Could Not Hang (2009) - Janet Savaard
1991
The Republic Pictures Story (TV Movie documentary) as
Nurse Susan Drake (clip from Valley of the Zombies (1946)) (uncredited)
1976
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch as
Heroine (uncredited)
1966
F.B.I. 99 (TV Movie) as
Rita Parker
1966
Nyoka and the Lost Secrets of Hippocrates (TV Movie) as
Vultura
1953
Love's A-Poppin' (Short)

References

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