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Also Known As: Died: February 21, 1996
Born: February 17, 1898 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Washington, Washington D.C., USA Profession: actor

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This screen actress' career precisely spanned the 1920s. While she never became a star, Bonner appeared in some 30 films and co-starred with such luminaries as Will Rogers ("Honest Hutch", 1920), Lon Chaney ("Shadows", 1922), Ronald Colman ("Tarnish", 1924), Harry Langdon ("The Strong Man", 1926), and Clara Bow ("It", 1927). Bonner and her sister, Margerie, were born in Washington, DC. Priscilla entered films in 1920, co-starring with Charles Ray in "Homer Comes Home". She freelanced for almost every existing studio, big and small, for the next nine years: First National ("Bob Hampton of Placer" 1921, "Tarnish" 1924); Metro ("Home Stuff" 1921, "The White Desert" 1925); and Fox ("Three Bad Men" 1926). She is best-remembered today as Harry Langdon's leading lady in "The Strong Man" (1927) and "Long Pants" (1927), and as the long-suffering friend of Clara Bow in her showcase "It" (1927). She and her sister co-starred together in "Paying the Price" (also 1927). Bonner married in 1928 and retired from films after "Girls Who Dared" (1929). She gave occasional interviews, but stayed mostly out of the limelight during her 67-year retirement. One of the last surviving silent film players, she died at age 97...

This screen actress' career precisely spanned the 1920s. While she never became a star, Bonner appeared in some 30 films and co-starred with such luminaries as Will Rogers ("Honest Hutch", 1920), Lon Chaney ("Shadows", 1922), Ronald Colman ("Tarnish", 1924), Harry Langdon ("The Strong Man", 1926), and Clara Bow ("It", 1927).

Bonner and her sister, Margerie, were born in Washington, DC. Priscilla entered films in 1920, co-starring with Charles Ray in "Homer Comes Home". She freelanced for almost every existing studio, big and small, for the next nine years: First National ("Bob Hampton of Placer" 1921, "Tarnish" 1924); Metro ("Home Stuff" 1921, "The White Desert" 1925); and Fox ("Three Bad Men" 1926). She is best-remembered today as Harry Langdon's leading lady in "The Strong Man" (1927) and "Long Pants" (1927), and as the long-suffering friend of Clara Bow in her showcase "It" (1927). She and her sister co-starred together in "Paying the Price" (also 1927).

Bonner married in 1928 and retired from films after "Girls Who Dared" (1929). She gave occasional interviews, but stayed mostly out of the limelight during her 67-year retirement. One of the last surviving silent film players, she died at age 97 in 1996.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Girls Who Dare (1929) Sally Casey
2.
 Golden Shackles (1928) Lucy Weston
3.
 Outcast Souls (1928) Alice Davis
4.
 Broadway After Midnight (1927) Queenie Morgan/Gloria Livingston
5.
 Paying the Price (1927)
6.
 Long Pants (1927) Priscilla
7.
 The Prince of Headwaiters (1927) Faith Cable
8.
 It (1927) Molly
9.
 The Strong Man (1926) Mary Brown
10.
 Three Bad Men (1926) Millie Stanley
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1920:
Film debut, "Homer Comes Home", starring Charles Ray
1923:
Sister Margerie entered films
1927:
Co-starred with Clara Bow in "It"
1928:
Retired from films to marry physician Bertham Wollfan
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husband:
Bertham Wollfan. Physician. Married in 1928, died in 1962.

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sister:
Margerie Lowry. Actress, writer, editor. Born February 17, 1905; married to writer Malcolm Lowry 1940-57; died September 28, 1988.

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