Piper Laurie - Rotten Tomatoes

Piper Laurie

Highest Rated:   98% The Hustler (1961)
Lowest Rated:   0% Dream a Little Dream (1989)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet White Boy Rick
  • Verna Wershe
2018
No Score Yet Smoke Signal
  • Actor
2013
17% Saving Grace B. Jones
  • Marta Shrank
2012
No Score Yet Another Harvest Moon
  • June
2011
53% Hesher
  • Madeleine Forney
$0.3M 2011
15% Hounddog
  • Grammie
2008
75% The Dead Girl
  • Arden's Mother
2006
32% 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
54% 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
17% 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
67% Trauma (Dario Argento's Trauma)
  • Adriana Petrescu
1993
67% Rich in Love
  • Vera
1993
No Score Yet Sad Inheritance
  • Actor
1993
60% Storyville
  • Constance
1992
33% 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
55% 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 The Bunker
  • Magda
1981
No Score Yet Macbeth
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Tim
  • Mary Horton
1979
No Score Yet The Boss' Son
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Skag
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Ruby
  • Ruby Claire
1977
93% Carrie
  • Margaret White
1976
98% The Hustler
  • Sarah
1961
60% Until They Sail
  • Delia Leslie Friskett
1957
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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Rose Collins
  • 2005
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Sharon
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Dorothy Rudd
  • 2001
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Voice of Marianne Mrs. Mulhern
  • 1999
  • 1994
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Sarah Ross Sarah
  • 1996
  • 1995
95% Twin Peaks
1990
  • Catherine Martell Catherine Packard Martell/Mr. Tojamura
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
  • Mrs. Davis
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor
  • 1985

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