: Played "Esther Crampton" in "Morning's at Seven", a play by Paul Osborn
(Lyceum Theater, New York City, New York, USA).
Laurie Piper | Fumio Yamaguchi
5' 4½" (1.64 m)
Did You Know?
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 ...
In her 2011 autobiography, "Learning to Live Out Loud: A Memoir", Piper Laurie revealed that she lost her virginity to Ronald Reagan
during the time they were filming the movie Louisa
(1950) together. Reagan was in his 40s, while Laurie was still in her teens; in the movie, Reagan plays her father.