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Piper Laurie
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Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Pert, pretty, generally appealing ingenue who, under contract to Universal in the 1950s, appeared in innumerable swashbucklers, costume dramas, and sword-andsandal epics, often costarred with Tony Curtis. Rarely given an opportunity to display her abundant talent, Laurie got her first really meaty role in The Hustler (1961), playing Paul Newman's girlfriend and earning an Oscar nomination in the process. But, having just married, she abruptly retired and was absent from the screen for 15 years. She returned with a vengeance as Sissy Spacek's domineering, fanatical mother in Carrie (1976), picking up another Academy Award nomination, and launching a new screen career as a major character actress. She's had a handful of meaty supporting roles since then, and even played young Mel Gibson's love interest in the Australian-made Tim (1979). She got a third Oscar nod for her supporting role as Marlee Matlin's mother in Children of a Lesser God (1986), and won an Emmy for that same year's TV movie Promise with James Garner and James Woods. Laurie appeared as a shrewish, scheming villainess in David Lynch's TV series "Twin Peaks" (1990-91), and in "Traps" (1994).

Piper Laurie stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
Carrie 1976 ** 1/2
Appointment with Death 1988 ** 1/2
Dream a Little Dream 1989 With Jessica at Showcase North Haven **
Other People's Money 1991 Don't Remember ***