Happy Birthday: Piper Laurie

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

piperlaurie.jpgPiper Laurie

Born: January 22, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Nobody thought of me as an actress. They just remembered that publicity story about my munching flower petals for breakfast. I even thought of giving up the name ‘Piper Laurie’ because I felt there was a stigma attached to it. I never could figure out just how many parts I lost and how many parts I won because of this name. I know some producers and directors said, ‘Well, maybe she can act even if her name is Piper Laurie!’

If I had stayed in Hollywood, I would have killed myself. Or someone would have done it for me.

MOVIE POSTERCARRIE
1976
dir. by Brian De Palma
Stars:
Sissy Spacek
Piper Laurie
HustlerThe Hustler
1961
dir. by Robert Rossen
starring
Newman
Jackie Gleason
MOVIE POSTERTHE DEAD GIRL
2006
dir. by Karen Moncrieff
Stars:
Toni Collette
Brittany Murphy

RETURN TO OZReturn to Oz
1985
dir…

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