: Played "Esther Crampton" in "Morning's at Seven", a play by Paul Osborn
(Lyceum Theater, New York City, New York, USA).
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Laurie Piper | Fumio Yamaguchi
5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Nobody thought of me as an actress. They just remembered that publicity story about my munching flower petals for breakfast. I even thought of giving up the name 'Piper Laurie' because I felt there was a stigma attached to it. I never could figure out just how many parts I lost and how many parts I won because of this name. I know some producers and directors said, 'Well, maybe she can act even ...
Brief social connection to G. David Schine (1927-1996), the hotel heir and staff assistant to Sen. Joseph McCarthy. When Schine was drafted, McCarthy and Schine's staff colleague Roy Cohn unsuccessfully sought to exert influence to gain a commission for Schine. This led to a congressional investigation and the 1954 televised Army-McCarthy hearings.