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Priscilla Lane ACTOR




PRISCILLA LANE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Priscilla Lane was born on June 12th, 1915 in Indianola, Iowa with the birth name Priscilla Mullican.  She received her acting training from Eagin School of Dramatic Arts in New York.
 
Lane then began touring with her sisters in the Fred Waring and the Pennsylvania Dance Band.  After five years of performing with her sisters, Hollywood began to take notice of her and she was signed to a contract with Warner Brothers.
 
She began acting in films in the late 1930’s adding such credits as, “Varsity Show” (1937) starring with Dick Powell, “Four Daughters” (1938) starring the Lane Sisters (Priscilla Lane, Rosemary Lane and Lola Lane - The Lanes were real sisters, members of a family singing trio), and also features Gale Page, Claude Rains, Jeffrey Lynn, John Garfield and Dick Foran. The Lanes were real sisters, members of a family singing trio, "Brother Rat" (1938) co-starring Wayne Morris and featuring Eddie Albert and Ronald Reagan, who met and later married the actress Jane Wyman, while working on the film, “The Roaring Twenties” (1939) starring with James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart, Alfred Hitchcock's “Saboteur” (1942) starring with Robert Cummings and Anne Baxter, “Arsenic and Old Lace” (1944) starring Cary Grant, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre, James Gleason, Edward Everett Horton and Jack Carson and her final film role, "Bodyguard" (1948) co-starring Lawrence Tierney and Steve Brodie.

In 1948 she chose to retire from the industry as decent film roles were becoming less available to her.  She relocated to a number of military housing bases with her husband and on occasion would perform for the troops.
 
Throughout her lifetime she married twice, first to Oren Haglund but only from January 1939 through May 1939, and then the marriage was annulled.  Her second husband was Joseph A. Howard in 1942 and they had four children together and remained married until he passed away in 1976.  She did not re-marry and on April 4th, 1995, Priscilla Lane passed away in Andover, Massachusetts after suffering from lung cancer.  Her remains are interred at Arlington National Cemetery. 


Filmography

1948   Bodyguard

1947   Fun on a Week-End  
 
1944   Arsenic and Old Lace

1943   The Meanest Man in the World

1942   Silver Queen
 
1942   Saboteur

1941   Blues in the Night 

1941   Million Dollar Baby
 
1941   Four Mothers 

1940   Three Cheers for the Irish

1940   Brother Rat and a Baby
 
1939   Four Wives

1939   The Roaring Twenties

1939   Dust Be My Destiny
 
1939   Daughters Courageous

1939   Yes, My Darling Daughter

1938   Brother Rat
 
1938   Four Daughters

1938   Cowboy from Brooklyn

1938   Men Are Such Fools
 
1938   Love, Honor and Behave

1937   Varsity Show  







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