Priscilla Lane

Priscilla Lane

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Roaring Twenties (1939)
  • Lowest Rated: 83% Saboteur (1942)
  • Birthday: Jun 12, 1915
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • American actress Priscilla Lane was trained for a musical career at Iowa's Simpson College. Shortly before graduation Priscilla and her sister Rosemary Lane toured as vocalists with the Fred Waring Band. In 1937, both Lane sisters were signed by Warner Bros. to appear in Varsity Show; they were cast as adversaries, with "nice" Priscilla impersonating "nasty" temperamental movie star Rosemary. A third Lane sister, Lola, joined her siblings and actress Gale Page to play the title characters in Warners' Four Daughters (1938), but it was Priscilla who was shown to best advantage by sharing the "fates are against me" scene with costar John Garfield. The actress had the good luck to work with some of Hollywood's top male stars during her Warners' tenure, including Cary Grant (Arsenic and Old Lace [1941]) and James Cagney (The Roaring Twenties [1939]). While on loanout to 20th Century-Fox, Lane was allowed to deliver a sharp comic performance opposite Jack Benny in The Meanest Man in the World (1943). Lane even worked with Hitchcock in Saboteur (1942), though truth to tell she was hardly the director's first choice (he wanted Barbara Stanwyck). Retiring from movies in favor of married life in 1948, Priscilla Lane made a brief professional reappearance in the late '50s as hostess of a daily movie telecast on Boston's WBZ-TV.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Bodyguard Doris Brewster 1948
88% Arsenic and Old Lace Elaine Harper 1944
No Score Yet The Meanest Man in the World Janie Brown 1943
No Score Yet Silver Queen Coralie Adams 1942
83% Saboteur Patricia "Pat" Martin 1942
No Score Yet Blues in the Night Ginger 'Character' Powell 1941
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby Pamela McAllister 1941
No Score Yet Four Mothers Ann Lemp Dietz 1941
No Score Yet Three Cheers for the Irish Maureen Casey 1940
No Score Yet Brother Rat and a Baby (Baby Be Good) Joyce Winfree 1940
No Score Yet Four Wives Ann Lemp Dietz 1939
No Score Yet Dust Be My Destiny Mabel Alden 1939
100% The Roaring Twenties Jean Sherman 1939
No Score Yet Brother Rat Joyce Winfree 1938
100% Four Daughters Ann Lemp 1938
No Score Yet Men Are Such Fools Linda Lawrence 1938
No Score Yet Cowboy from Brooklyn Jane Hardy 1938
No Score Yet Varsity Show Betty Bradley 1937

QUOTES FROM Priscilla Lane CHARACTERS

Elaine Harper
But Mortimer, you're going to love me for my mind, too.
Mortimer Brewster
One thing at a time!