Priscilla Moran

Priscilla Moran (November 23, 1917 – November 11, 2006)[1] was an American silent film actress. She was born in Sedalia, Missouri.

Priscilla Moran
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Moran in 1923
Born(1917-11-23)November 23, 1917
Sedalia, Missouri, United States
DiedNovember 11, 2006(2006-11-11) (aged 88)
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1927–1937

She made her film debut in 1922, and retired from the silver screen in 1937 at the age of 20, having appeared in fourteen films.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Moran was the daughter of Leo Anthony Moran, who was also an actor. After he died in Arizona in March 1926, Myrtle and John C. Ragland became her guardians: this caused a custody battle in which she was eventually given to her paternal aunt Margaret Moran Becker.[3][4]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Silent Film Artists profile,; retrieved February 29, 2016.
  2. ^ "The Pathetic Story of Little Priscilla, the Lovely Waif of Hollywood, Whom All the Rich Screen Stars..." The Milwaukee Sentinel. September 4, 1927. Retrieved August 31, 2014.
  3. ^ "Another Case Recalled". Los Angeles Evening Express. October 25, 1928. p. 4. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  4. ^ "Three Fight for Child". Arizona Daily Star. July 7, 1927. p. 1. Retrieved February 4, 2021.

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