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Laurie, Piper 1932-

Works: 256 works in 695 publications in 6 languages and 16,151 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  Fiction  Motion pictures  Film and video adaptations  Horror films  Detective and mystery television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Director, Costume designer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Piper Laurie
Carrie by Brian De Palma ( Visual )
78 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Carrie White is a shy young girl who doesn't make friends easily. After her classmates taunt her about her horrified reaction to her totally unexpected first period one of them takes pity on her and gets Tommy Ross, her boyfriend and class hunk, to invite Carrie to the senior prom. Meanwhile another girl who has been banned from the prom for her continued aggressive behavior is not as forgiving and plans a trick to embarrass Carrie in front of the whole school. What she doesn't realize is that Carrie is ... gifted, and you really don't want to get her angry"--Internet Movie Database
The hustler by Robert Rossen ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York. Ames Billiards, with high ceilings and air of hushed concentration, is a church of pool. "Fast" Eddie Felson enters as an innocent con man and leaves with a taste of what the world can do, that talent alone will only get him so far, and that a man's search for "character," that hard-to-define quality that is simultaneously elusive and essential, could last a lifetime. Having come to take on pool legend Minnesota Fats, Eddie is soundly beaten because he doesn't know how to control his impulses. He finds comfort with down-and-out Sarah, a lonely part-time student with a drinking problem, and plans a comeback. Eddie makes a deal with Bert Gordon, a big-time gambler, to act as his manager and stake horse. Under Gordon's tutelage, Eddie learns hard lessons fast. In his rematch with Fats, Eddie wins a bittersweet victory, but can he regain his self-respect?
Children of a lesser god by Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927) ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unorthodox speech teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with a beautiful and rebellious ex-student
Return to Oz ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and French and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dorothy, back in Kansas, can't stop thinking about Oz. She believes that her friends have sent her a key. Auntie Em, worried for Dorothy's health, takes her to a famous doctor who works miracles with electricity. Dorothy escapes from the mental hospital. When she awakes, she and a chicken named Billina find themselves in Oz. Dorothy tries to find her old friends in the Emerald City, but learns that they have all been transformed by the Nome King. And the evil witch Mombie wants Dorothy's head. It's up to Dorothy, Billina, and their new friends, Tik-Tok, Jack Pumpkinhead, and a Gump-thing to defeat Mombie and the Nome King and restore the rightful ruler of Oz to her throne
Macbeth by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 589 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
The thorn birds by Stan Marguiles ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The epic story of a priest torn between God and human passion and a beautiful girl desiring only what she cannot have, spanning five decades of ambition, fear, longing and revenge, and set against the vast horizons of Australia's Outback
The last brickmaker in America by Sidney Poitier ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 539 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
The dead girl by Karen Moncrieff ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 519 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
Truman Capote's A Christmas memory ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 511 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
Tim by Michael Pate ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 507 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
Hesher ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 474 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
The golden age of television ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 468 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
Other people's money by Norman Jewison ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lawrence "Larry the Liquidator" Garfield has never met a donut he didn't like or a debt-free corporation he didn't want to devour. Yet he may want to think again about new England Wire & Cable. That 81-year-old company's ramrod-straight patriarch has been a fighter all his life, and to arm against a takeover, he's hired an attorney whose high style and high-stakes cunning rival Larry's
The faculty by Josh Hartnett ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Students at Herrington High make a chilling discovery-- the teachers really are aliens, bent on world domination
Twin Peaks by David Lynch ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 284 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 grass harp by Charles Matthau ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following the death of his parents, young Collin Fenwick comes to a small southern town to live with his father's cousins, Verena and Dolly Talbo. He soon discovers that the Talbo household is anything but normal. Verena rules the house, as well as the entire town, with a stern hand. Meanwhile, her older sister Dolly charms Collin with her gentle, romantic spirit. To escape Verena's oppression, Dolly, Collin and the Talbo's eccentric maid, Catherine, run away to an old tree house in the woods. But their adventure sparks a series of events that will change not just their lives, but the future of the entire town as well
Hounddog ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 261 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 naìˆve 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
Inherit the wind ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the real-life Scopes trial in which a teacher was jailed in 1925 for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution
Twin Peaks by David Lynch ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A special home video version of the series that contains footage not shown on network TV
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway by Randa Haines ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reserved ex-barber and a salty former sea captain, beached in a quiet Florida town, are living solitary lives. But after meeting in the local park one afternoon, these polar opposites soon become the unlikeliest of friends
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Jacobs, Rosetta
Jacobs, Rosetta 1932-
Laurie, Piper
Piper, Laurie 1932-
Yamaguchi, Fumio 1932-
English (286)
French (13)
Spanish (10)
Multiple languages (4)
German (2)
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