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Legendary actress, Priscilla Lane, was born Priscilla Mullican on Jun 12, 1915 in Indianola, IA. Lane appeared in 22 film roles. Her best known films include The Roaring Twenties (1939) co-starring James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart, Hitchcock's Saboteur (1942) opposite Robert Cummings, and Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) with Cary Grant and Raymond Massey. Lane died at the age of 79 on Apr 4, 1995 in Andover, MA and was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

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Priscilla Lane was the prettiest, blondest and most personable of the five Lane acting sisters, two of whom, Rosemary and Lola, appeared in films with her. A former dance band singer, Lane proved equally at ease with romantic or madcap comedy roles, and did all her best work at Warners where she was under contract from 1937 to 1941.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).

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Lane was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Happy Birthday: !

By Dawn on Jun 12, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

, attended the Eagin School of Dramatic Arts in New York, before she began touring with her sisters in the Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians Dance Band. She was a popular singer with her sisters and after 5 years, she was signed to a Hollywood contract with Warner Brothers in 1937. H... Read full article


Happy Birthday

By monty on Jun 12, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

(1912-1995) Happy Birthday Priscilla attended the Eagin School of Dramatic Arts in New York before she began touring with her sisters in the Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians Dance Band. She was a popular singer with her sisters and, after 5 years, she was signed to a Hollywood contra... Read full article


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Priscilla Lane Quotes:

Elaine Harper: Now, wait a minute! Listen! You can't marry me one minute and throw me out of the house the next.
Mortimer Brewster: I am not throwing you out of the house, I am not throwing you out of the house! Will you get out of here?
[pushes her out and slams the door; Mr. Gibbs is standing on the porch holding a newspaper]
Elaine Harper: Mortimer!
Mortimer Brewster: [picks up the phone] I'm sorry, Judge. But a thing happened. Look, Judge... About Teddy... you see, he's...
Elaine Harper: Mortimer!
Mortimer Brewster: [into the phone] You see, Judge, it's his bugle blowing. Yes, the neighbors have been complaining, and the police are all set to throw him into a state institution.
Elaine Harper: How do you like that...
Mr. Gibbs: I read an ad here about a room to rent...
Elaine Harper: Oh, shut up!


Jane Hardy: It must be fun wearing the same shirt every day.


[to Mortimer]
Elaine Harper: We were married today. We were going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Your brother tries to kill me. A taxi is waiting and now you want to sleep on a window seat. You can take the honeymoon, your wedding ring, your taxi, your window seat, and put 'em in a barrel and push 'em all over Niagara Falls!


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After Bette Davis refused the lead role in Four Daughters (1938), an adaptation of Fannie Hurst's novel "Sister Act", Priscilla's sister, Lola Lane, suggested to Jack L. Warner that she and her three other sisters star in the tearjerker. Priscilla and Rosemary Lane were signed on, but the oldest sister Leota Lane, who was flown in from New York to test for the part, was deemed unsuitable by the studio. Actress Gale Page replaced her. The movie was a hit, made a star out of John Garfield, and spawned two sequels: Four Wives (1939) and Four Mothers (1941).

She had been dating assistant director and screenwriter Oren Haglund. They eloped to Yuma, Arizona on January 14, 1939, but Priscilla left him the following day. The marriage was soon annulled.

She is buried in Arlington National Cemetary (Section 60, Grave 1288, Grid EE-22) next to her husband, Col. Joe Howard, who was buried there with full military honors in 1976.

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