Lawson, Priscilla (1914–1958)

views updated

Lawson, Priscilla (1914–1958)

American actress. Name variations: Priscilla Curtis. Born Priscilla Shortridge, Mar 8, 1914, in Indianapolis, IN; died Aug 27, 1958, in Los Angeles, CA; m. Alan Curtis (actor, div.).

Crowned Miss Miami Beach (1935); appeared as Princess Aura, daughter of Ming the Merciless, in the popular Flash Gordon serial (1936), followed by The Great Impersonation; career ended after losing a leg in an auto accident during WWII.

About this article

Lawson, Priscilla (1914–1958)

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article