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Laurie, Piper 1932-

Works: 276 works in 909 publications in 6 languages and 17,573 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television programs  Televised plays  Horror films  Made-for-TV movies  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Television plays 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Director, Author, Translator, Interviewee, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Piper Laurie
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Most widely held works by Piper Laurie
Carrie by Brian De Palma( Visual )

112 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, Carrie catches the mind, shakes it and refuses to let it go. Starring Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie, John Travolta and Amy Irving, this ultimate revenge fantasy is one of the all-time great horror classics! At the center of the terror is Carrie, a tortured high-school misfit with no confidence, no friends...and no idea about the extent of her secret powers of telekinesis. But when her psychotic mother and sadistic classmates finally go too far, the once-shy teen becomes an unrestrained, vengeance-seeking powerhouse who, with the help of her "special gift," causes all hell to break loose in a famed cinematic frenzy of blood, fire and brimstone!
The hustler by Robert Rossen( Visual )

92 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Itinerant pool shark challenges the top man for the championship and is signed on by a scheming promoter. He falls in love with a bitter and withdrawn crippled girl, while losing his pride and dignity as he becomes increasingly subservient to his boss
Children of a lesser god by Marlee Matlin( Visual )

57 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story about John Leeds, an idealistic special education teacher, and a headstrong deaf girl named Sarah. At first, Leeds sees Sarah as a teaching challenge. But soon their relationship blossoms into a love so passionate it shatters the barrier of silence that keeps them apart
The thorn birds by Ann Ward( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The missing years: The time is World War II. De Bricassart heroically rescues refugees in Rome, then is sent by the Vatican to the sprawling Australian sheep ranch he thought he had left behind forever. A reunion with Maggie leads to new temptations and a crisis
Return to Oz by Walter Murch( Visual )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and French and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Twin Peaks by David Lynch( Visual )

60 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The body of a young girl (Laura Palmer) is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul"--Douglas Baptie, Internet Movie Database
The last brickmaker in America by Sidney Poitier( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry spends his time working in the brickyard owned by his family and grieving the loss of his wife. When a young boy enters Henry's life, both man and child find what they desperately need in each other
Tim by Michael Pate( Visual )

54 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim is an Australian film which tells the story of the relationship between a handsome, young man and an attractive businesswoman in her mid-40's. Tim is mentally retarded, but thanks to his understanding and loving home life he is able to move through life almost with a child's gentleness and content
Truman Capote's A Christmas memory by Truman Capote( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little boy is abandoned by his parents and raised by some older unmarried cousins, where he develops a close bond with one of the ladies. When he is urged to move on with his life by one of them, he never forgets the memories of his favorite friend
The dead girl by Karen Moncrieff( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seven seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect
The golden age of television( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hugely popular live American television plays of the 1950s have become the stuff of legend. Combining elements of theater, radio, and filmmaking, they were produced at a moment when TV technology was growing more mobile and art was being made accessible to a newly suburban postwar demographic. These astonishingly choreographed, brilliantly acted, and socially progressive "teleplays" constituted an artistic high for the medium, bringing Broadway-quality drama to all of America
Hesher by Scott Cummings( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Loud music. Pornography. Lighting fires. These are a few of Hesher's favorite things. And they are what Hesher ... brings into the lives of TJ ... and his father Paul ... when he takes up residence in the garage uninvited. Grief-stricken by the loss of TJ's mother, Paul can't muster the strength to evict the strange squatter, and soon the long-haired, tattooed Hesher becomes a fixture in the household. Like a force of nature, Hesher's anarchy shakes the family out of their grief and helps them embrace life once more"--Container
Other people's money by Norman Jewison( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and German and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence "Larry the Liquidator" Garfield is a ruthless Wall Street deal maker and corporate raider who is pursuing the hostile takeover of a small manufacturing company, New England Wire & Cable. During the buyout attempt, he becomes enamored with the company's attorney
The faculty by Josh Hartnett( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When creepy things begin happening around Herrington High, students discover that their teachers really are from another planet. As mind-controlling parasites begin spreading rapidly from the faculty to the students' bodies, it's up to the few who are left to save the world from alien domination
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of a king so blinded by ambition and paranoia that he senselessly murders those in his path eventually leading to his own demise
The grass harp by Claibe Richardson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the death of his parents, teenaged Collin Fenwick is sent to live with his father's cousins in a small Southern town in the 1930s
Hounddog( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in rural Alabama in the late 1950s, Lewellen lives with her stern grandmother, Grammie, but spends most of her time with her much-adored Daddy in his dilapidated shack. Daddy's wild side is tempered by his beautiful but troubled girlfriend, Ellen, who has a mysterious history but calming influence on the lonely, young girl. Lewellen is deeply talented and finds comfort and safety, as well as a place to put her hurt and rage, in the music of Elvis Presley. When Elvis Presley comes to town for a concert, Lewellen is desperate to go but has no money for a ticket. In a naïve attempt to get a ticket, Lewellen falls into a compromising situation that steals her innocence and leaves her feeling even more alone and hopeless. It is up to the caretaker, Charles, to help Lewellen overcome the wounding of her spirit and save her soul. He teaches her to use the Blues to turn her tragedy into a gift-- bringing light out of darkness and hope out of adversity
Macbeth( Visual )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film of a stage presentation of Shakespeare's play of how a man's ambition leads to murder and, ultimately, his death
Promise( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob, a feckless bachelor, promised his mother that at her death he would care for his schizophrenic younger brother D.J. but he becomes apprehensive when the time comes. Facing up to his responsibility, Bob tries his best, but his set ways and D.J.'s erratic behavior mix like oil and water. Giving his promise one last shot, Bob takes D.J. on a fishing trip to the secluded lake where they vacationed as children. Here, the rush of memories transforms both men
Learning to live out loud : a memoir by Piper Laurie( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate memoir by three-time Oscar nominee Piper Laurie, one of Hollywood's most gifted and respected actresses At the age of seventeen, in the glory days of movie-making, Piper Laurie was living every little girl's dream. Having been selected by Universal Studios to be a contract star, Piper was removed from her acting class and provided with stylists, chaperones, leading roles, and handsome dates, and elevated to the heights of Hollywood. Her beauty was admired by the likes of Ronald Reagan, Howard Hughes, Paul Newman, Tony Curtis, as well as dozens of directors and legions of fans. Her name was emblazoned on marquees across America for hit movies of the fifties such as the The Prince Who Was a Thief, The Mississippi Gambler, and Ain't Misbehavin'. But Piper discovered early on that the little girl's dream was not her own. Mortified by the shallowness of the roles and movies she was given, she longed for the freedom and fulfillment of her own artistic vision. After years in the studio system, shy Piper Laurie found her voice and the courage to burn her contract. It was only after she left the oppressive studio culture that she began to star in the TV shows, plays, and films that truly became the hallmarks of her career: The Glass Menagerie on Broadway, the original Days of Wine and Roses, The Hustler, the iconic Carrie, and Twin Peaks. She grew into a three-time Oscar-nominated actress, an accomplished sculptor, and a director. This memoir is the inspiring tale of Piper's perseverance to break from tradition and to practice her craft at the highest level. She started life as a withdrawn, mute child who couldn't find her voice and was transformed into a woman who learned to live out loud by her own rules. From the Hardcover edition
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Jacobs, Rosetta

Jacobs, Rosetta 1932-

Laurie, Piper

Pajper Lori

Piper, Laurie 1932-

Piper Laurie actrice américaine

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Piper Laurie Amerikaans acteur

Piper Laurie Amerikaans actrice

Piper Laurie amerikansk skådespelare

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Yamaguchi, Fumio 1932-

Пайпер Лори

Пајпер Лори

פייפר לורי

بيبر لوري

پائپر لاری

پیپر لوری بازیگر آمریکایی

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