Adrian Booth

Active - 1937 - 1986  |   Born - Jul 26, 1918   |   Genres - Western, Adventure, Action, Comedy, Drama

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Biography by Hal Erickson

As a teenager, Virginia Mae "Ginger" Pound was hired as a vocalist with the Roger Pryor band. Signed to a Columbia Pictures contract in 1939, Ginger Pound was transformed into Lorna Gray. Under this cognomen, she played leads in B's like The Man They Could Not Hang (1939) and bits in A's like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). She was especially noticeable in Columbia's two-reel product, playing opposite the likes of Buster Keaton (Pest From the West) and the Three Stooges (Three Sappy People, Rockin' Thru the Rockies, You Nazty Spy!). She moved on to Republic, alternating as a serial heroine (Captain America) and villainess (The Perils of Nyoka). In 1946, Lorna Gray underwent a second name change, reemerging as Adrian Booth. While she was well received by the public in films like Valley of the Zombies (1946), Oh! Susanna (1950), and The Sea Hornet (1951), she never truly reached the top ranks of stardom, and retired in 1954. Adrian Booth is the widow of actor David Brian.

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