I was sorry to read about the passing of Lorna Gray.
I first saw her when I was a young boy, playing Vultura, the villainess, of a fun Republic serial that used to get played on a local channel, Nyoka and the Tigermen. She was strikingly beautiful, with considerable screen presence in this 1942 effort.
Later I recognized her as a spoiled heiress in a Three Stooges short, Three Sappy People. There would be some pastry throwing at a posh party in this one, with Lorna's character giving as good as she got. That would be one of four Stooges shorts in which she appeared, proving to be a good sport in the slapstick antics required of her here.
And just a couple of weeks ago I viewed her in a little outdoors "B", Spoilers of the North. By this time she was billed as Adrian Booth, playing a passionate half breed in love, for some strange reason, with creepy Paul Kelly.
Lorna Gray prospered in the Hollywood "B" units at Columbia, Republic and Monogram, retiring from the industry in 1951 and later appearing, during the '90s and mid 2000s, at a few film festivals and autograph shows. I hope it was fun for her after all those years to see fans who still remembered and appreciated her work.
To the little boy in me, the lady will always be beautiful Vultura.