Piper Laurie

Piper Laurie

Highest Rated: 98% The Hustler (1961)

Lowest Rated: 0% Dream a Little Dream (1989)

Birthday: Jan 22, 1932

Birthplace: Not Available

Signed by Universal in 1950, the perky, redheaded Piper Laurie (born Rosetta Jacobs) was a welcome presence in many a musical, situation comedy and costume drama. In later years, she tended to dismiss her ingenue years, noting that she spent most of her time posing for cheesecake layouts. Thanks in great part to her devastating performance as an alcoholic in the 1958 Playhouse 90 TV drama "The Days of Wine and Roses", Laurie completely altered her cuddly image, reinventing herself as a powerful dramatic actress. She earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Paul Newman's neurotic girlfriend in The Hustler (1961), then suddenly retired from acting upon her marriage to movie critic Joseph Morganstern. She made a brilliant return to films with another Oscar-nominated performance, this time as Sissy Spacek's religious fanatic mother in Carrie (1976). Ten years and several topnotch performances later, she was honored with a third Oscar nomination for Children of a Lesser God (1986). Laurie's television work has included a co-starring assignment opposite a very young Mel Gibson in the superb Australian TV movie Tim (1979) and an Emmy-nominated stint on David Lynch's 1990 "cult" series Twin Peaks. Working only when the spirit moves her in recent years, Piper Laurie has been seen in such prestige productions as Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993) and White Man's Burden (1995).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
58% White Boy Rick Verna Wershe 2018
71% Snapshots Rose Muller 2018
14% Saving Grace B. Jones Marta Shrank 2012
No Score Yet Another Harvest Moon June 2011
55% Hesher Madeleine Forney $0.4M 2011
15% Hounddog Grammie 2008
76% The Dead Girl Arden's Mother 2006
34% Eulogy Charlotte Collins $42.3K 2004
No Score Yet Ruby (Blood Ruby) Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Last Brickmaker in America Ruth Anne 2001
No Score Yet Possessed Aunt Hanna 2000
No Score Yet Inherit the Wind Actor 1999
No Score Yet Palmer's Pick-Up Evangelist 1999
No Score Yet Alone Lillie Dawson 1998
53% The Faculty Mrs. Olson 1998
No Score Yet A Christmas Memory Cousin Jennie 1997
No Score Yet Dean Koontz's Intensity Miriam Braynard 1997
No Score Yet Horton Foote's Alone Actor 1997
No Score Yet St. Patrick's Day Mary Pat Donnely McDonough 1997
50% The Grass Harp Dolly Talbo 1996
No Score Yet In the Blink of an Eye Kay Trafero 1996
No Score Yet The Road to Galveston Wanda Kirkman 1996
75% The Crossing Guard Helen Booth 1995
44% The Passion of Darkly Noon Actor 1995
No Score Yet Fighting for My Daughter Judge Edna Burton 1995
No Score Yet Shadows Of Desire Ellis Snow 1994
57% Wrestling Ernest Hemingway Georgia 1994
No Score Yet Lies and Lullabies Margaret Kinsey 1993
57% Trauma (Dario Argento's Trauma) Adriana Petrescu 1993
67% Rich in Love Vera 1993
No Score Yet Sad Inheritance Actor 1993
67% Storyville Constance 1992
31% Other People's Money Bea Sullivan 1991
No Score Yet Rising Son Martha Robinson 1990
0% Dream a Little Dream Gena Ettinger 1989
No Score Yet Go Toward the Light Margo 1988
No Score Yet Appointment with Death Emily Boynton 1988
No Score Yet Tiger Warsaw Frances Warsaw 1988
No Score Yet Distortions Margot Caldwell 1987
No Score Yet Promise Annie 1986
81% Children of a Lesser God Mrs. Norman 1986
53% Return to Oz Aunt Em 1985
No Score Yet Amor Difícil Darlene Marsh 1985
No Score Yet Mae West Matilda West 1982
No Score Yet Tim Mary Horton 1981
No Score Yet The Bunker Magda 1981
No Score Yet Macbeth Actor 1981
No Score Yet The Boss' Son Actor 1979
No Score Yet Skag Actor 1979
67% Ruby Ruby Claire 1977
92% Carrie Margaret White 1976
98% The Hustler Sarah 1961
67% Until They Sail Delia Leslie Friskett 1957
No Score Yet Ain't Misbehavin' Sarah Bernhardt Hatfield 1955
No Score Yet Smoke Signal Laura Evans 1955
No Score Yet Dawn at Socorro Rannah Hayes 1954
No Score Yet Johnny Dark Liz Fielding 1954
No Score Yet Dangerous Mission Louise Graham 1954
No Score Yet The Mississippi Gambler Angelique 'Leia' Dureau 1953
No Score Yet The Golden Blade Khairuzan 1953
No Score Yet Has Anybody Seen My Gal? Millicent 1952
No Score Yet Son of Ali Baba Azura/Kiki 1952
No Score Yet No Room for the Groom Lee Kingshead 1952
No Score Yet Francis Goes to the Races Frances Travers 1951
No Score Yet The Milkman Chris Abbott 1950

TV

Credit
No Score Yet MacGyver
2016
Edith 2018
2017
88% Twin Peaks
1990-2017
Catherine Martell Catherine Packard Martell/Mr. Tojamura 2018
1991
1990
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Rose Collins 2005
2004
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Dorothy Rudd 2001
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Sharon 2000
1999
No Score Yet Brother's Keeper
1998-1999
1999
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
1999
93% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest Voice of Marianne Mrs. Mulhern 1999
1994
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
1997
1996
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Sarah Ross Sarah 1996
1995
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
Mrs. Davis 1989
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
Claire Leigh 1987
1986
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
Fran Fran Singleton 1987
1983
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Peggy Shannon 1985
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
1985
No Score Yet The Thorn Birds
1983
Anne Mueller
33% Traps
1994
Cora Trapchek

QUOTES FROM Piper Laurie CHARACTERS

Granny says: I've heard that you're talkin' to someone. Who are you talkin' to?

Lewellen says: Nobody.

Granny says: It better not have been one of those boys wantin' to do evil things with you.

Lewellen says: No, ma'am.

Granny says: Plenty of time for you to grow up and do all kinds of evil, but I just want you to be good while you still can. Gotta long time before you need to be growin' up.

Margaret White says: Prom?

Sarah Packard says: You know, I've been living here for almost three years. Now in three days it seems as if I know everybody. When I pass people on the street I want to stop and say, "Listen, I got a fella."

Sarah Packard says: You know, I've been living here for almost three years. Now in three days it seems as if I know everybody. When I pass people on the street I want to stop and say, 'Listen, I got a fella.'

Sarah Packard says: Why me? He takes her head in his hands and kisses her. She responds but, as he holds her tighter, she starts to struggle.

Sarah Packard says: Please ... please ... please. She pushes him away and shakes her head.

Sarah Packard says: You're too hungry.

Bert Gordon says: When are you leaving?

Sarah Packard says: In a little while. That's what you want, isn't it?

Bert Gordon says: It's what Eddie wants. He, uh, told me to give you some money. He stands over her, pulling a wad of bills from his pocket.

Sarah Packard says: Put it on the bed. That's the way it's done, isn't it?

Bert Gordon says: (tossing it there) That's the way it's done.

Bert Gordon says: [tossing it there] That's the way it's done.

Sarah Packard says: And the way you're looking at me, is that the way you look at a man you've just beaten? As if you'd just taken his money, and now all you want is ... his pride?

Sarah Packard says: And the way you're looking at me, is that the way you look at a man you've just beaten? As if you'd just taken his money, and now all you want is... his pride?

Bert Gordon says: All I want's the money.

Sarah Packard says: Sure, sure, just the money, and the aristocratic pleasure of seeing him fall apart. You're a Roman, Bert. You have to win them all.

Sarah Packard says: Doesn't all of this come through to you, Eddie? Doesn't any of this mean anything to you? That man, this place, the people. They wear masks, Eddie. And underneath the masks they're perverted, twisted, crippled.

"Fast" Eddie Felson says: Shut up. His eyes are shut tight; his balled-up fists rub against his temples.

Sarah Packard says: (moving to him) Don't wear a mask, Eddie. You don't have to. (points to Bert) That's Turk, Eddie, the man who broke your thumbs. Only he's not going to break your thumbs. He'll break your heart, your guts. And for the same reason -- 'cause he hates you, 'cause of what you are. 'Cause of what you have and he hasn't.

Sarah Packard says: [moving to him] Don't wear a mask, Eddie. You don't have to. [points to Bert] That's Turk, Eddie, the man who broke your thumbs. Only he's not going to break your thumbs. He'll break your heart, your guts. And for the same reason -- 'cause he hates you, 'cause of what you are. 'Cause of what you have and he hasn't.

"Fast" Eddie Felson says: (rises) Would you get off my back, Sarah? Once and for all, will you get out, will you GET OFF MY BACK?!

"Fast" Eddie Felson says: [rises] Would you get off my back, Sarah? Once and for all, will you get out, will you GET OFF MY BACK?!

Bert Gordon says: Go ahead and play him, Eddie. Play him for a thousand dollars a game.

Sarah Packard says: Doesn't your lighter work, Mr. Gordon?

Bert Gordon says: (smiling politely) Oh, I forgot all about it. (to Eddie, who still holds the flame) How's the hands?

Bert Gordon says: [smiling politely] Oh, I forgot all about it. [to Eddie, who still holds the flame] How's the hands?

"Fast" Eddie Felson says: Fine.

Bert Gordon says: Good. I'd hate to think I was putting my money on a cripple.

"Fast" Eddie Felson says: (angrily) Hey, whaddya say something like that for?

"Fast" Eddie Felson says: [angrily] Hey, whaddya say something like that for?

Sarah Packard says: It's all right, Eddie. I'm sure Mr. Gordon meant no offense. It was a figure of speech.

Bert Gordon says: That's right, Miss Packard.

Sarah Packard says: And a fact is a fact.

Bert Gordon says: She's a smart girl, Eddie.

Sarah Packard says: Eddie, look. I've got troubles, and I think maybe you've got troubles. Maybe it'd be better if we just leave each other alone.

Margaret White says: They're all gonna laugh at you.

Margaret White says: Red. I might have known it would be red.

Carrie White says: It's pink, Mama.

Carrie White says: Look what Tommy gave me, Mama. Aren't they beautiful?

Margaret White says: I can see your dirty pillows. Everyone will.

Carrie White says: Breasts, Mama. They're called breasts, and every woman has them.

Margaret White says: Give me your sweatshirt

Margaret White says: Give me your sweatshirt.

Carrie White says: No mama

Carrie White says: No mama.

Margaret White says: We'll burn it together and pray for forgiveness

Margaret White says: We'll burn it together and pray for forgiveness.

Carrie White says: I didn't sin, Mama.

Margaret White says: First sin was intercourse, first sin was intercourse, first sin was intercourse.

Carrie White says: And the first sin was intercourse. Mama I was so scared, I thought I was dying. And the girls all laughed at me.

Margaret White says: Witch! Got Satan's power.

Carrie White says: It got nothing Satan mama. It's me, Me! If I concentrate hard enough, I can move things.

Margaret White says: Ain't this clever?

Carrie White says: Mama, I'm not the only one. Other people can do it, I read about it!

Margaret White says: I have one child, do you know he doesn't let you know He's working through you?

Carrie White says: Mama, I know.

Margaret White says: He ended your father and carried him off.

Carrie White says: He ran away Mama. He ran away with a woman, Mama. Everybody knows that.

Carrie White says: I've accepted it, Mama! I've accepted, I've accepted it !

Carrie White says: I've accepted it, Mama! I've accepted, I've accepted it!

Margaret White says: Come to your closet!

Carrie White says: No!

Margaret White says: After all you've been taught?

Carrie White says: Everyone ain't bad, mama! Everything isn't a sin!

Margaret White says: Come to your closet and pray asked to be forgiven.

Margaret White says: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

Mrs. Snell says: Mrs. White, I'd like to contribute five...ten dollars.

Mrs. Snell says: Mrs. White, I'd like to contribute five, ten dollars.

Margaret White says: I see. I pray you find Jesus.

Margaret White says: Witch...Got Satan's Power.

Margaret White says: Witch. Got Satan's Power.

Carrie White says: It has nothing to do with Satan, Mama. It's me. Me. If I concentrate hard enough, I can move things.

Margaret White says: Carrie, you haven't touched your apple cake.

Carrie White says: It gives me pimples, Mama.

Margaret White says: Pimples are the Lord's way of chastising you.

Margaret White says: I should've killed myself when he put it in me. After the first time, before we were married, Ralph promised never again. He promised, and I believed him. But sin never dies. Sin never dies. At first, it was all right. We lived sinlessly. We slept in the same bed, but we never did it. And then, that night, I saw him looking down at me that way. We got down on our knees to pray for strength. I smelled the whiskey on his breath. Then he took me. He took me, with the stink of filthy roadhouse whiskey on his breath, and I liked it. I liked it! With all that dirty touching of his hands all over me. I should've given you to God when you were born, but I was weak and backsliding, and now the devil has come home. We'll pray.

Carrie White says: Yes.

Margaret White says: We'll pray. We'll pray. We'll pray for the last time. We'll pray.

Margaret White says: (reading to Carrie from her bible) - And Eve was weak, say it!

Margaret White says: (reading to Carrie from her bible) And Eve was weak, say it!

Carrie White says: No!

Margaret White says: Eve was weak!

Margaret White says: Eve was weak, say it woman!

Margaret White says: Say it!

Carrie White says: Eve was weak, Eve was weak.

Margaret White says: And the Lord visited Eve with the curse, and the curse was the curse of blood!

Carrie White says: You should have told me, Mama! You should have told me!

Margaret White says: (kneels down and grabs Carrie's hand) - Oh, Lord! Help this sinning woman see the sin of her days and ways. Show her that if she had remained sinless, this curse of blood would never have come on her!

Margaret White says: (kneels down and grabs Carrie's hand) Oh, Lord! Help this sinning woman see the sin of her days and ways. Show her that if she had remained sinless, this curse of blood would never have come on her!

Margaret White says: Go to your closet.

Carrie White says: No!

Margaret White says: After all you've been taught, Carrie?

Carrie White says: Everyone isn't bad, Mama! Everything isn't a sin!

Margaret White says: Go to your closet and pray, ask to be forgiven.

Margaret White says: These are godless times, Mrs. Snell.

Mrs. Snell says: I'll drink to that.

Margaret White says: (referring to Carrie's prom gown) - Red. I might have known it would be red.

Margaret White says: (referring to Carrie's prom gown) Red. I might have known it would be red.

Carrie White says: It's pink, Mama. (Shows a corsage) - Look what Tommy gave me, Mama. Aren't they beautiful?

Carrie White says: It's pink, Mama. (Shows a corsage) Look what Tommy gave me, Mama. Aren't they beautiful?

Margaret White says: I can see your dirty pillows. Everyone will.

Carrie White says: Breasts, Mama. They're called breasts, and every woman has them.

Madeleine Forney says: Life is like walking in the rain... you can hide and take cover or you can just get wet

Madeleine Forney says: Life is like walking in the rain... you can hide and take cover or you can just get wet.

Carrie White says: "You can choke on it for all I care, just get it out of your mouth."

Carrie White says: You can choke on it for all I care, just get it out of your mouth.

Margaret White says: They're all going to laugh at you.

Carrie White says: "They're all going to laugh at you."

Carrie White says: They're all going to laugh at you.