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Priscilla Lawson

Highest Rated:   100% Three Comrades (1938)
Lowest Rated:   71% Test Pilot (1938)
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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
91% The Women
  • Hairdresser
1939
No Score Yet Three Loves Has Nancy
  • Gertie
1938
100% Three Comrades
  • Frau Brunner
1938
No Score Yet The Girl of the Golden West
  • Nina Martinez
1938
No Score Yet Arsene Lupin Returns
  • Switchboard Operator
1938
71% 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 Flash Gordon (Flash Gordon: Space Soldiers)
  • Actor
1936
No Score Yet Spaceship to the Unknown
  • Princess Aura
1936

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