Piper Laurielegendary actress known for her portrayal of the ultra-religious mother in ‘Carrie’ and for playing the discouraged girlfriend of Paul Newman in ‘El Buscavidas’, died this Saturday at the age of 91. Laurie died early Saturday morning in the city of Los Angeles, as her manager confirmed to ‘CNN’. Marion Rosenberg.
“A beautiful human being and one of the great talents of our time,” said Rosenberg when referring to the American actress, considered one of the last legendary divas of the golden age of Hollywood.
Piper Laurie (born as Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan, on January 22, 1932) garnered three Oscar nominations throughout his career and won an Emmy. She also won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in 1991 for her portrayal of photographer Catherine Martell in ‘Twin Peaks’.
His career began when he was very young. When Laurie had turned 17, Universal Studios noticed her and she signed a contract with them. She at that time adopted Piper Laurie as her stage name.
In 1950 she was selected for her first film, ‘Louisa’, in which she coincided with Ronald Reagan, with whom he established a good friendship. Shortly after he acted in his second film, this time with Tony Curtisan actor with whom he would later make several more films.