Piper Laurie, the three-time Oscar nominee whose seven-decade performing profession included iconic roles in “The Hustler” and “Carrie,” has died on the age of 91. The information was confirmed to IndieWire by Laurie’s ex-husband, critic Joe Morgenstern.
Born Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan in 1932, Laurie modified her title after transferring to Hollywood and signing with Common Footage in 1949. She loved early success in movies just like the Ronald Reagan-led “Louisa,” however quickly moved to New York to give attention to creating her performing craft on stage. When she returned to Hollywood to star in “The Hustler” in 1961, she earned her first Oscar nomination for her function as Sarah Packard within the iconic story of pool corridor playing gone awry.
Firmly established as a dramatic actress, Laurie continued to work steadily in movie and tv for the following six a long time. Her villainous flip as Margaret White, the hyper-religious mom in Brian De Palma’s “Carrie,” earned her one other Oscar nomination for Greatest Actress in a Supporting Position and assured her a spot in horror film historical past. She earned her third and ultimate Oscar nomination for her supporting flip in Randa Haines’ “Kids of a Lesser God” in 1987.
To tv followers, Laurie is likely to be greatest referred to as Catherine Martell, the scheming sawmill govt who teamed up with Benjamin Horne through the first two seasons of “Twin Peaks.” The function earned her a Golden Globe for Greatest Supporting Actress in a Sequence, Miniseries, or Tv Movie. She was additionally nominated for an Emmy for every of the present’s two seasons on ABC.
Laurie is survived by her daughter, Anna Grace Morgenstern.
Reporting by Anne Thompson.