Happy Birthday to Piper Laurie who is 82 today.
Born Rosetta Jacobs, she was 17 when Universal signed her and changed her name to Piper Laurie.
Piper’s studio career only lasted 5 years.But during that time,she acquitted herself well in films with  Rock Hudson, Tyrone Power,Dana Andrews,Victor Mature,Rory Calhoun.
(Has Anybody Seen My Gal, The Mississippi Gambler,Smoke Signal,Dangerous Mission,Dawn at Socorro.)
She fled Hollywood in 1955 and reinvented herself in New York and on television .
When she returned to films in 1961 with The Hustler, she started to garner Oscar nominations and TV awards.
She played the mother in Carrie(1976).
In 2012,Piper took on the stage role of Madame Armfeldt in A little Night Music.

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