Westboro, Ontario, Canada
Place of Death
New York City, New York
Cause of Death
Claim to Fame
Way Out West (1937)
Profile Bio Text
Rosina Lawrence was born to George and Annie Louise Lawrence. When she was 9, the family moved to California where her father found work as a set builder in the movie studios. The future actor had suffered a very mild paralysis to her left side when she was young but it all but disppeared thanks to her using extensive dance classes as a form of therapy. Her abilities as a dancer, and the fact that her father was in a position to introduce her casting agents, led initially to roles as a dancer. At 20 she worked at Fox Studios where she made a number of films with Alice Faye, Edward Everett Horton, and others before obtaining a long-term contract with Hal Roach Studios. She appeared as the teacher "Miss Lawrence" in a number of Our Gang shorts including the Oscar-winning Bored of Education, as well as some Laurel & Hardy comedies. Lawrence is usually remembered for her role in their 1937 feature, Way Out West. She retired from acting in 1939 when she married a distinguished Italian-American judge, Juvenal Marchisio, of Brooklyn. Judge Marchisio died in 1973. Rosina Lawrence married the author John McCabe on June 8, 1987.
Full Name at Birth
Rosina Lawrence (December 30, 1912 â€“ June 23, 1997) was a Canadian-born American actress, singer, and dancer. She was a native of Ottawa, Ontario.
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