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Priscilla Lawson

  • Highest Rated: 100% Three Comrades (1938)
  • Lowest Rated: 75% Test Pilot (1938)
  • Birthday: Mar 8, 1914
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Immortalized as Princess Aura, daughter of Ming the Merciless (Charles Middleton) in the first Flash Gordon serial, beautiful but ultimately star-crossed Priscilla Lawson (née Shortridge) had been crowned Miss Miami Beach in 1935. The honor resulted in a contract with Universal and, in turn, the plum role of Princess Aura. But the studio quickly dropped her option and a stint with Paramount resulted in only a few supporting roles, including 1936's Rose Bowl, opposite former co-star Larry "Buster" Crabbe. She spent the remainder of her brief screen career playing bit parts at MGM and was, at the time, better known for marrying handsome B-movie actor Alan Curtis. According to former co-star Jean Rogers, who had played Dale Arden in Flash Gordon, Lawson lost a leg in an accident while serving in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. Divorced from Curtis, she later managed a stationary shop in Los Angeles. Her untimely death in the Veterans' Administration Hospital in West Los Angeles in 1958 was listed as upper gastro-intestinal bleeding, due to a duodenal ulcer.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

92% The Women Hairdresser 1939
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy Gertie 1938
100% Three Comrades Frau Brunner 1938
No Score Yet The First Hundred Years Mary Brown 1938
No Score Yet The Girl of the Golden West Nina Martinez 1938
No Score Yet Arsene Lupin Returns Switchboard Operator 1938
75% Test Pilot Mabel 1938
No Score Yet The Last Gangster Girl in Dive 1937
No Score Yet Double Wedding Felice 1937
No Score Yet Internes Can't Take Money (You Can't Take Money) Nurse 1937
No Score Yet Rocket Ship Princess Aura 1936
No Score Yet Spaceship to the Unknown Princess Aura 1936

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