Legendary actress, Piper Laurie, was born Rosetta Jacobs on Jan 22, 1932 in Detroit, MI. As of December 2022, Piper Laurie was 91 years old.
MINI BIO:Red-haired, a photographer's dream, Piper really was a pretty package, with full lips, appealing hazel eyes, a cute nose, and a figure that set male mouths gaping as it wriggled its way through a maze of iron bars in the easterns with Tony Curtis that made them a hot romantic team. After six years as a Casbah spitfire, Piper went away and gradually proved herself as a serious actress, eventually chalking up three Oscar nominations, for The Hustler, Carrie, and Children of a Lesser God. Won an Emmy for the TV movie Promise. Married to film critic Joseph Morgenstern since 1962. Now plays grand old gals. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Laurie was nominated for three Oscars, she never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1961||Best Actress||The Hustler (1961)||Sarah Packard||Nominated|
|1976||Best Supporting Actress||Carrie||Margaret White||Nominated|
|1986||Best Supporting Actress||Children of a Lesser God (1986)||Mrs. Norman||Nominated|
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Fast Eddie: You don't look like a college girl.
Sarah Packard: I'm the emancipated type. Real emancipated.
Fast Eddie: No, I didn't mean that... whatever that means. I mean you just don't look young enough.
Sarah Packard: I'm not.
Fast Eddie: So why go to college?
Sarah Packard: Got nothing else to do on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Fast Eddie: What do you do on the other days?
Sarah Packard: I drink.
Fast Eddie: Look, I... um... can always buy a bottle. A fifth of scotch?
Sarah Packard: What'ya want me to do - just step out in the alley? Is that it?
Sarah Packard: I love you, Eddie.
Fast Eddie: You know, someday, Sarah, you're gonna settle down... you're gonna marry a college professor and you're gonna write a great book. Maybe about me. Huh? Fast Eddie Felson... hustler.
Sarah Packard: I love you.
Fast Eddie: You need the words?
Sarah Packard: Yes, I need them very much. If you ever say them I'll never let you take them back.
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