Piper Laurie

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Piper Laurie (born Rosetta Jacobs; January 22, 1932) is an American actress of stage and screen best known for her roles in the television series Twin Peaks and the films The Hustler, Carrie, and Children of a Lesser God, all of which brought her Academy Award nominations. In 1991 she won a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Catherine Martell in Twin Peaks. Description above from the Wikipedia article Piper Laurie, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Appointment with Death (1988)

Emily Boynton, stepmother to three children, blackmails the family lawyer into destroying a second will of her late husband that would have freed the children from her dominating influence. She takes herself, the children and her daughter-in-law on holiday to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Peter Ustinov  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Carrie Fisher  •  John Gielgud

Emily Boynton, stepmother to three children, blackmails the family lawyer into destroying a second will of her late husband that would have freed the children from her dominating influence. She takes herself, the children and her daughter-in-law on holiday to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Peter Ustinov  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Carrie Fisher  •  John Gielgud

Carrie (1976)

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Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Sissy Spacek  •  Piper Laurie  •  Amy Irving  •  William Katt

Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Sissy Spacek  •  Piper Laurie  •  Amy Irving  •  William Katt

Children of a Lesser God (1986)

James, a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf, falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randa Haines
CAST:  Marlee Matlin  •  William Hurt  •  Philip Bosco  •  John Limnidis

James, a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf, falls for Sarah, a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. She shuns him at first, refusing to read his lips and only using signs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randa Haines
CAST:  Marlee Matlin  •  William Hurt  •  Philip Bosco  •  John Limnidis

Dream a Little Dream (1989)

Bobby Kellar has a crush on Lainie Diamond, girlfriend of school jerk Joel. Coleman is working on an experiment which will help him move into a place where Dreams are reality. When an accident occurs Coleman finds himself in Bobby's body and can only contact Bobby ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Rocco
CAST:  Corey Feldman  •  Corey Haim  •  Jason Robards  •  Meredith Salenger

Bobby Kellar has a crush on Lainie Diamond, girlfriend of school jerk Joel. Coleman is working on an experiment which will help him move into a place where Dreams are reality. When an accident occurs Coleman finds himself in Bobby's body and can only contact Bobby ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Rocco
CAST:  Corey Feldman  •  Corey Haim  •  Jason Robards  •  Meredith Salenger

Eulogy (2004)

A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Clancy
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Jesse Bradford  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Glenne Headly

A black comedy that follows three generations of a family, who come together for the funeral of the patriarch - unveiling a litany of family secrets and covert relationships.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Clancy
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Jesse Bradford  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Glenne Headly

Other People's Money (1991)

When a corporate raider threatens a hostile takeover of a 'mom and pop' company, the patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's attractive daughter—who is a lawyer—to stop the takeover. However, the raider soon becomes infatuated with her, and enjoys ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Gregory Peck  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Piper Laurie

When a corporate raider threatens a hostile takeover of a 'mom and pop' company, the patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's attractive daughter—who is a lawyer—to stop the takeover. However, the raider soon becomes infatuated with her, and enjoys ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Gregory Peck  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  Piper Laurie

Possessed (2000)

An 11 year old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably. Furniture begins to move on its own when he is around, and he doesn't remember any of it. After giving up on the protestants, the boy's parents turn ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven E. de Souza
CAST:  Timothy Dalton  •  Henry Czerny  •  Jonathan Malen  •  Michael Rhoades

An 11 year old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably. Furniture begins to move on its own when he is around, and he doesn't remember any of it. After giving up on the protestants, the boy's parents turn ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven E. de Souza
CAST:  Timothy Dalton  •  Henry Czerny  •  Jonathan Malen  •  Michael Rhoades

Return to Oz (1985)

Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, finds herself back in the land of her dreams, and makes delightful new friends, and dangerous new enemies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Murch
CAST:  Fairuza Balk  •  Nicol Williamson  •  Piper Laurie  •  Jean Marsh

Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, finds herself back in the land of her dreams, and makes delightful new friends, and dangerous new enemies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Murch
CAST:  Fairuza Balk  •  Nicol Williamson  •  Piper Laurie  •  Jean Marsh

The Faculty (1998)

When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jordana Brewster  •  Elijah Wood  •  Clea DuVall  •  Laura Harris

When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jordana Brewster  •  Elijah Wood  •  Clea DuVall  •  Laura Harris

Trauma (1993)

An anorexic young woman escapes from a psychiatric clinic and meets a young man who wants to help. She is caught and returned to her parents, who are soon beheaded by a garrotting stranger making the rounds about town, apparently striking only when it rains. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dario Argento
CAST:  Asia Argento  •  Brad Dourif  •  Sharon Barr  •  Lester Purry

An anorexic young woman escapes from a psychiatric clinic and meets a young man who wants to help. She is caught and returned to her parents, who are soon beheaded by a garrotting stranger making the rounds about town, apparently striking only when it rains. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dario Argento
CAST:  Asia Argento  •  Brad Dourif  •  Sharon Barr  •  Lester Purry

The Crossing Guard (1995)

After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time to try and make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  David Morse  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Robin Wright

After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time to try and make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  David Morse  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Robin Wright

Hounddog (2007)

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A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deborah Kampmeier
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Oliver Clayton-Luce  •  Isabelle Fuhrman  •  Cody Hanford

A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deborah Kampmeier
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Oliver Clayton-Luce  •  Isabelle Fuhrman  •  Cody Hanford

The Mississippi Gambler (1953)

Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, whose necklace he won. Later in New Orleans, Mark befriends Angelique's father, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rudolph Maté
CAST:  Tyrone Power  •  Piper Laurie  •  Julie Adams  •  John McIntire

Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, whose necklace he won. Later in New Orleans, Mark befriends Angelique's father, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rudolph Maté
CAST:  Tyrone Power  •  Piper Laurie  •  Julie Adams  •  John McIntire

Another Harvest Moon (2010)

Another Harvest Moon is a tender drama about four elderly Americans coping with life in a nursing home. FRANK, ELLA, ALICE and JUNE gather each morning for a game of cards. They have become a family to one another, offering unyielding support, constant bickering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Swartz
CAST:  Ernest Borgnine  •  Piper Laurie  •  Anne Meara  •  Doris Roberts

Another Harvest Moon is a tender drama about four elderly Americans coping with life in a nursing home. FRANK, ELLA, ALICE and JUNE gather each morning for a game of cards. They have become a family to one another, offering unyielding support, constant bickering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Swartz
CAST:  Ernest Borgnine  •  Piper Laurie  •  Anne Meara  •  Doris Roberts

The Milkman (1950)

A dairy owner's son takes a job as milkman with a rival company. Director Charles T. Barton's 1950 comedy stars Donald O'Connor, Jimmy Durante, Piper Laurie, Henry O'Neill, Joyce Holden, William Conrad, Paul Harvey, Jess Barker, Elisabeth Risdon, Frank Nelson and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Barton
CAST:  Donald O'Connor  •  Jimmy Durante  •  Piper Laurie  •  Joyce Holden

A dairy owner's son takes a job as milkman with a rival company. Director Charles T. Barton's 1950 comedy stars Donald O'Connor, Jimmy Durante, Piper Laurie, Henry O'Neill, Joyce Holden, William Conrad, Paul Harvey, Jess Barker, Elisabeth Risdon, Frank Nelson and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Barton
CAST:  Donald O'Connor  •  Jimmy Durante  •  Piper Laurie  •  Joyce Holden

Kelly and Me (1957)

Failing vaudeville performer, Len, is taken under the wing of the German Shepherd wonder dog, Kelly, and a new act is born. Len hopes all his dreams are coming true when he finds himself in Hollywood ... but Kelly is the one in demand on the big screen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Z. Leonard
CAST:  Van Johnson  •  Piper Laurie  •  Martha Hyer  •  Onslow Stevens

Failing vaudeville performer, Len, is taken under the wing of the German Shepherd wonder dog, Kelly, and a new act is born. Len hopes all his dreams are coming true when he finds himself in Hollywood ... but Kelly is the one in demand on the big screen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Z. Leonard
CAST:  Van Johnson  •  Piper Laurie  •  Martha Hyer  •  Onslow Stevens

Dawn at Socorro (1954)

Brett Wade, gambler, gunslinger, and classical pianist, is wounded in a gunfight with the Ferris clan; the doctor finds signs of tuberculosis. En route to Colorado for his health, Brett stops in Socorro, New Mexico along with Ferris gunfighter Jimmy Rapp. Sheriff ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sherman
CAST:  Rory Calhoun  •  Piper Laurie  •  David Brian  •  Kathleen Hughes

Brett Wade, gambler, gunslinger, and classical pianist, is wounded in a gunfight with the Ferris clan; the doctor finds signs of tuberculosis. En route to Colorado for his health, Brett stops in Socorro, New Mexico along with Ferris gunfighter Jimmy Rapp. Sheriff ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Sherman
CAST:  Rory Calhoun  •  Piper Laurie  •  David Brian  •  Kathleen Hughes

The Last Brickmaker in America (2001)

A man must cope with the loss of his wife and the obsolescence of his job before finding redemption by becoming a role model to an equally lost 13-year-old.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregg Champion
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Cody Newton  •  Wendy Crewson  •  Piper Laurie

A man must cope with the loss of his wife and the obsolescence of his job before finding redemption by becoming a role model to an equally lost 13-year-old.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregg Champion
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Cody Newton  •  Wendy Crewson  •  Piper Laurie

The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951)

An Arabian prince (Tony Curtis in his first staring role), kidnapped at birth and raised as a thief, plots to regain his throne from his evil uncle in this colorful costume adventure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rudolph Maté
CAST:  Tony Curtis  •  Piper Laurie  •  Everett Sloane  •  Jeff Corey

An Arabian prince (Tony Curtis in his first staring role), kidnapped at birth and raised as a thief, plots to regain his throne from his evil uncle in this colorful costume adventure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rudolph Maté
CAST:  Tony Curtis  •  Piper Laurie  •  Everett Sloane  •  Jeff Corey

Hesher (2010)

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A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spencer Susser
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Rainn Wilson  •  Audrey Wasilewski

A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spencer Susser
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Rainn Wilson  •  Audrey Wasilewski
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