Piper Laurie Biography

Published On May 25, 2016
Facts of Piper Laurie
Date of Birth: 1932 , January-22
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
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In the early 1960s, Piper worked in the movie American drama film The Hustler. With the release of this movie, she became well known actress in United States and later on she was interviewed by a writer and film critics Joe Morgenstern. Few months later, they announced that they are seeing each other as a loving couple and they finally got married on 21st of January 1962. As a loving husband and wife, they welcomed a daughter named Anne Grace Morgenstern. Though they were a happily married couple, this married ended on 24th of November 1982 as they dissolved this married life that day. She has mixed ethnicity.

At the age of 6, Piper moved to Los Angeles, California with her parents. There she got enrolled at Hebrew school. As a child, she was shy and coy. But after receiving weekly elocution lessons, she began appearing in Universal Studios playing minor roles. At the end of 1940s, she signed an acting contract with Universal Studios and she finally made her acting debut in 1950 by starring in the comedy movie Louisa playing the role of Cathy Norton. In 1950s, she appeared in several movies and TV show like Has Anybody Seen My Gal?, The Prince Who Was a Thief, Days of Wine and Roses and so on. She got her rise in fame in the early 1960s after she starred the role of Sarah Packard in an American drama film The Hustler. She is also well acclaimed for portraying the role of Margaret White in Carrie and Mrs. Norman in Children of a Lesser God. For her role in Carrie, she earned the salary of $10,000. Her net worth is in millions.

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Born in Detroit, Michigan, United States

January 22 , 1932

Sweet and lovely, Piper Laurie was born as Rosetta Jacobs in the early 1930s in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America to Charlotte Sadie (née Alperin) and Alfred Jacobs. Her father was a furniture dealer. She is of Russian and Polish descent. She is an American.

Attended Hebrew school

1938

At the age of 6, Piper moved to Los Angeles, California with her parents. There she got enrolled at Hebrew school. As a child, she was shy and coy. But after receiving weekly elocution lessons, she gained her confidence. 

Singed a contract with Universal Studios

1949

In the mid 40s, she began appearing in Universal Studios playing minor roles. At the end of 1940s, she signed an acting contract with Universal Studios. Later on she also changed her name to Piper Laurie. 

Began her acting career

1950

She made her acting debut in 1950 by starring in the comedy movie Louisa playing the role of Cathy Norton. In 1950s, she appeared in several movies and TV show like Has Anybody Seen My Gal?, The Prince Who Was a Thief, Days of Wine and Roses and so on.

Appeared in the drama movie, The Hustler

1961

 Piper Laurie is an actress from United States known for her appearance in several movies and stage plays. She got her rise in fame in the early 1960s after she starred the role of Sarah Packard in an American drama film The Hustler. 

Appeared in the movie, Carrie

1976

She is also well known for starring the role of Margaret White in an American supernatural horror film Carrie.  She is also well acclaimed for portraying the role of Mrs. Norman in Children of a Lesser God.

Married to Joe Morgenstern

January 21 , 1962

In the early 1960s, Piper worked in the movie American drama film The Hustler. With the release of this movie, she became well known actress in United States and later on she was interviewed by a writer and film critics Joe Morgenstern. Few months later, they announced that they are seeing each other as a loving couple and they finally got married on 21st of January 1962. 

First child, Anne Grace Morgenstern

1971

She became mother for the first time in her life in 1971. She and her ex husband Joe Morgenstern welcomed their first child together that year and that time it was a lovely girl and they named her Anne Grace Morgenstern.

Divorced with Joe Morgenstern

November 24 , 1982

Piper and Joe Morgenstern got married in the early 1960. Though they were a happily married couple, this married ended on 24th of November 1982 as they dissolved this married life that day. She has mixed ethnicity. 

Appeared in the television series, St Elsewhere

1983

She is also known for her appearance in several TV series. In the early 1960s, she appeared in the TV series like The United States Steel Hour and Naked City. In 1983, she starred the role of Fran Singleton in the TV series St. Elsewhere. For this role she also got nominated in Primetime Emmy Award. 

Won Golden Globes, USA

1991

Golden Globes, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and it's an honor if anyone wins this award. She has also once been honored with this award and that was in 1991 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

1987

Till date she has been nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards for nine different times in her life and out of these nine nominations, she has been honored only once. She was awarded with this award in 1987 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special. 

Won Seattle International Film Festival

1999

In 1999, she got nominated in Seattle International Film Festival for Special Jury Prize and Best actress. She was lucky that year as she was awarded from both the categories. She has also once been honored with Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards.