Piper Laurie Biography (1932-)

Original name, Rosetta Jacobs; born January 22, 1932, in Detroit, MI; daughter of Alfred (a furniture dealer) and Charlotte Sadie Jacobs; married Joseph Morgenstern (a journalist, critic, and writer), 1962 (divorced, 1981); children: Anne Grace. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Judy Schoen, Judy Schoen and Associates,606 North Larchmont Blvd., Suite 309, Los Angeles, CA 90004.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
January 22, 1932
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Cathy Norton, Louisa, Universal, 1950
  • Chris Abbott, The Milkman, Universal, 1950
  • Frances Travers, Francis Goes to the Races, Universal, 1951
  • Herself, Cancer Fund Film Notables Attend Glittering Benefits (short documentary), Warner Bros., 1951
  • Tina, The Prince Who Was a Thief, Universal, 1951
  • Kiki, Son of Ali Baba, Universal, 1952
  • Lee Kingshead, No Room for the Groom, Universal, 1952
  • Millicent Blaisdell, Has Anybody Seen My Gal?, Universal, 1952
  • Angelique "Leia" Duroux, The Mississippi Gambler, Universal, 1953
  • Princess Khairuzan, The Golden Blade, Universal, 1953
  • Liz Fielding, Johnny Dark, Universal, 1954
  • Louise Graham, Dangerous Mission (also known as Rangers of theNorth), RKO Radio Pictures, 1954
  • Rannah Hayes, Dawn at Socorro, Universal, 1954
  • Laura Evans, Smoke Signal, Universal, 1955
  • Sarah Hatfield, Ain't Misbehavin', Universal, 1955
  • Delia Leslie, Until They Sail, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1957
  • Mina Van Runkel, Kelly and Me, Universal, 1957
  • Sarah Packard, The Hustler (also known as Robert Rossen's "TheHustler"), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961
  • Margaret White, Carrie, United Artists, 1976
  • Ruby Claire, Ruby (also known as Blood Ruby), Dimension Films, 1977
  • Mary Horton, Tim (also known as Colleen McCullough's "Tim"), Australian Film Commission/Pisces Production, 1979, Satori, 1981
  • Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, 1981
  • (In archive footage) Margaret White, Terror in the Aisles (documentary), Universal, 1984
  • Aunt Em Blue, Return to Oz (also known as The Adventures of theDevil from the Sky and Oz), Buena Vista, 1985
  • Mrs. Norman, Children of a Lesser God, Paramount, 1986
  • Emily Boynton, Appointment with Death, Cannon, 1988
  • Frances Warsaw, Tiger Warsaw (also known as The Tiger), Columbia, 1988
  • Margot Caldwell, Distortions, Cori, 1988
  • The Boss' Son, New American Cinema, 1988
  • Gena Ettinger, Dream a Little Dream, Vestron Pictures, 1989
  • Martha Cousins, Mother, Mother, 1989
  • Bea Sullivan, Other People's Money (also known as Riqueza ajena), Warner Bros., 1991
  • Constance Fowler, Storyville, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Adriana Petrescu, Trauma (also known as Aura's Enigma and Dario Argento's "Trauma"), Overseas FilmGroup, 1993
  • Georgia, Wrestling Ernest Hemingway, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Vera Delmage, Rich in Love, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993
  • Dolly Talbo, The Grass Harp, Fine Line Features, 1995
  • Helen Booth, The Crossing Guard (also known as Three Days for the Truth), Miramax, 1995
  • The Passion of Darkly Noon (also known as Darkly Noon), Entertainment Film Distributors/New Capital Group, 1995
  • Karen Olson, The Faculty, Dimension Films/Miramax, 1998
  • Evangelist, Palmer's Pick Up, Framework Entertainment Group/Winchester Films, 1999
  • Ida Highland, The Mao Game, Untitled Entertainment, 1999
  • Mary Pat Donnelly-McDonough, St. Patrick's Day, The Asylum, 1999
  • (In archive footage) Voice of Margaret White, The Rage: Carrie 2 (also known as Carrie 2 and Carrie 2, Say You're Sorry), UnitedArtists, 1999
  • (In archive footage) Herself, A Decade under the Influence (documentary), IFC Films, 2003
  • Charlotte Collins, Eulogy, Lions Gate Films/Artisan Entertainment,2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Jo Skagska, Skag, NBC, 1980
  • Catherine Packard Martell, Twin Peaks (also known as Northern Passage), ABC, 1990-91
  • Cora Trapchek, Traps, CBS, 1994
  • Roberta Stahler, Partners, CBS, 1999
  • Miniseries
  • Anne Mueller, The Thorn Birds, ABC, 1983
  • (As Laurie Piper) Elsie Speers, Tender Is the Night, Showtime, 1985
  • Miriam Braynard, Intensity (also known as Dean Koontz's "Intensity"), Fox, 1997
  • Movies
  • Julie Quinlan, In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan, NBC, 1977
  • Ethel Gumm, Rainbow, NBC, 1978
  • Magda Goebbels, The Bunker (also known as Le bunker), CBS,1981
  • Matilda West, Mae West, ABC, 1982
  • Christine Groda, Love, Mary, CBS, 1985
  • Darlene Marsh, Toughlove, ABC, 1985
  • Margo, Toward the Light (also known as Go to the Light andGo toward the Light), CBS, 1988
  • Martha Robinson, Rising Son, TNT, 1990
  • Margaret Kinsey, Love, Lies & Lullabies (also known as Forthe Good of the Child and Sad Inheritance), ABC, 1993
  • Ellis Snow, Shadows of Desire (also known as The Devil's Bed), CBS, 1994
  • Judge Edna Burton, Fighting for My Daughter (also known as Fighting for My Daughter: The Anne Dion Story), ABC, 1995
  • Kay Trafero, In the Blink of an Eye, ABC, 1996
  • Wanda Kirkman, The Road to Galveston, USA Network, 1996
  • Jennie, A Christmas Memory (also known as Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory"), CBS, 1997
  • Lillie Dawson, Alone (also known as Horton Foote's "Alone"), Showtime, 1997
  • Sarah Brady, Inherit the Wind, Showtime, 1999
  • Aunt Hanna, Possessed, Showtime, 2000
  • Cheryl Visco, Midwives, Lifetime, 2001
  • Ruth Anne Potter, The Last Brickmaker in America, CBS, 2001
  • Specials
  • Viola, "Twelfth Night," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1957
  • Miriamne, "Winterset," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1959
  • Caesar and Cleopatra, 1976
  • Anne Gilbert, "Promise," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1986
  • Herself, Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror, Independent Film Channel, 2000
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 25th Annual Academy Awards, NBC, 1953
  • Presenter, The 19th Annual Tony Awards, WWOR (New York City), 1965
  • The 59th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1987
  • The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1992
  • Episodic
  • Herself, "Rock Hudson," This Is Your Life, NBC, 1952
  • Guest, The Ed Sullivan Show (also known as Toast of the Town), CBS, 1953
  • Billie Moore, "Broadway," The Best of Broadway, CBS, 1955
  • Stacey Spender, "Quality Town," Robert Montgomery Presents, CBS, 1955
  • Judy Jones, "Winter Dreams," Front Row Center, CBS, 1956
  • Phoebe Durkin, "The Road That Led Afar," General Electric Theater,CBS, 1956
  • Ruth Cornelius, "The Deaf Heart," Studio One, CBS, 1957
  • Ruth McAdam, "The Ninth Day," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1957
  • "The Changing Ways of Love," The Seven Lively Arts, CBS, 1957
  • Kirsten Arnesen Clay, "The Days of Wine and Roses," Playhouse 90,CBS, 1958
  • Cleopatra, "Caesar and Cleopatra," General Electric Theater, CBS,1959
  • Eileen Gorman, "The Innocent Assassin," Desilu Playhouse (also known as Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse), CBS, 1959
  • Edna Cartey, "You Can't Have Everything," The U.S. Steel Hour (also known as The United States Steel Hour), CBS, 1960
  • Eurydice, "Legend of Lovers," The Play of the Week, syndicated, 1960
  • Jessica Galloway, "A Musket for Jessica," General Electric Theater, CBS, 1961
  • Mystery guest, What's My Line?, CBS, 1961
  • Kathleen Dooley, "Light Up the Dark Corners," Ben Casey, ABC, 1963
  • Lee Wiley, "Something about Lee Wiley," Bob Hope Presents the ChryslerTheater, NBC, 1963
  • Mary Highman, "Howard Running Bear Is a Turtle," Naked City, ABC,1963
  • "Mission of Fear," The U.S. Steel Hour (also known as The United States Steel Hour), CBS, 1963
  • Alice Marin, "The Summer House," Breaking Point, ABC, 1964
  • Alicia Carter, "My Door Is Locked and Bolted," The Eleventh Hour,NBC, 1964
  • Margaret Sanger, "The Woman Rebel" (also known as "The Life of Margaret Sanger" and "A Woman's Rebel"), Nova, PBS, 1976
  • Fran Singleton, "Lust et Veritas," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983
  • Fran Singleton, "Newheart," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983
  • Fran Singleton, "Ties That Bind," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983
  • Aunt Neva, "The Burning Man," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1985
  • Jessica, "Illusions," Hotel, ABC, 1985
  • Peggy Shannon, "Murder at the Oasis," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985
  • Claire Leigh, "The Judge," Matlock, NBC, 1986
  • Mrs. Davis, "A Gentle Rain," Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1989
  • (In archive footage) Claire Leigh, "The Kidnapper," Matlock, NBC,1990
  • Marianne, "Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast," Frasier (also known as Dr. Frasier Crane), NBC, 1994
  • Sarah Ross, "Home," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC,1995
  • Assistant district attorney Susan Turner, "The ABCs of Murder," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1996
  • Herself, "Tyrone Power: The Last Idol," Biography (also known as A&E Biography: Tyrone Power), Arts and Entertainment, 1996
  • Sarah Ross, "Take These Broken Wings," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1996
  • Annie Doyle, "Venice," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997
  • Jane Waide, "Everybody Says I Love You," Brother's Keeper, ABC, 1999
  • Mrs. Mulhern, "Dr. Nora," Frasier (also known as Dr. Frasier Crane), NBC, 1999
  • Sharon Timmers, "There but for the Grace of Grace," Will & Grace, NBC, 2000
  • Dorothy Russ, "Care," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (alsoknown as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2001
  • Herself, "Paul Newman," Bravo Profiles, Bravo, 2001
  • Aunt Sophie, "Where the Boys Are," State of Grace, ABC Family Channel, 2002
  • Nina Romney, "Forget Me Not," Dead Like Me, Showtime, 2004
  • Herself, Scream Queens: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Rose 2005, "Best Friends," Cold Case, CBS, 2005
  • Pilots
  • Jo Skagska, Skag, NBC, 1980
  • Catherine Martell, Twin Peaks (also known as Northern Passage), ABC, 1990
  • Wolf Pack, CBS, 1996
  • Roberta Stahler, Partners, CBS, 1999
  • Stage Appearances
  • Laura Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, NewYork City, 1965
  • Flo Varney, Rosemary [and] Candy Simpson, The Alligators (double-bill), York Playhouse, New York City, c. 1969
  • The Innocents, Ivanhoe Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1970-71
  • Marco Polo Sings a Solo, regional production, 1973
  • Marion Froude, Biography, Manhattan Theatre Club Downstage, New York City, 1980
  • Zelda Fitzgerald, The Last Flapper (solo show), 1986
  • Rena Weeks, The Destiny of Me, Circle Repertory Company, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1992-93
  • Madame Ranyevskaya, The Cherry Orchard, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cleveland, OH, 1993-94
  • Esther Crampton, Morning's at Seven, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 2002, then Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 2002-2003
  • Appeared in other productions, including regional productions of Macbeth and Twelfth Night (also known as Twelfth Night, or What YouWill).
  • Major Tours
  • Zelda Fitzgerald, The Last Flapper (solo show), c. 1986
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Herself, Acting "Carrie" (short documentary), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2001
  • Herself, Mel Gibson: The High Octane Birth of a Superstar (short documentary), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2001
  • (In archive footage) Herself, The Hustler: The Inside Story (shortdocumentary), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2002

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • People Weekly, April 30, 1990, p. 27

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