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Laura La Plante (1904–1996)


Laura La Plante was 15 years old when she entered films as a Christie Comedy Bathing Beauty. By 1921, she had played a number of roles including a Tom Mix Western called The Big Town Round-Up (1921) for Fox and The Old Swimmin' Hole (1921) for First National. Laura, now 17, next signed with Universal, where she appeared in shorts, serials and many... See full bio »

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Known For

The Cat and the Canary
The Cat and the Canary Annabelle West
(1927)
Captain of the Guard
Captain of the Guard Marie Marnay
(1930)
God's Gift to Women
God's Gift to Women Diane Churchill
(1931)
Show Boat
Show Boat Magnolia
(1929)

Filmography

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 1957 Spring Reunion
May Brewster
 1956 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Belva Lockwood
- She Also Ran (1956) ... Belva Lockwood (as Laura la Plante)
 1955 It's a Great Life (TV Series)
Laura
- The Movie Star (1955) ... Laura
 1947 Little Mister Jim
Mrs. Glenson
 1935 Man of the Moment
Mary
 1935 Widow's Might
Nancy Tweesdale
 1934 The Church Mouse
Betty 'Miss Church Mouse' Miller
 1934 The Girl in Possession
Eve Chandler
 1933 Lost in Limehouse (Short)
Lady Esmerelda
 1933 Her Imaginary Lover
Celia
 1931 The Sea Ghost
Evelyn Inchcape
 1931 Arizona
Evelyn Palmer Bonham
 1931 Stout Hearts and Willing Hands (Short)
The Heroine
 1931 Meet the Wife
Gertrude Lennox
 1931 God's Gift to Women
Diane Churchill
 1931 Lonely Wives
Diane O'Dare
 1930 King of Jazz
Editor ('Ladies of the Press') / Stenographer ('In Conference') / Quartet Member, 'Nellie'
 1930 Captain of the Guard
Marie Marnay
 1929 Hold Your Man
Mary
 1929 The Love Trap
Evelyn Todd
 1929 Scandal
Laura Hunt
 1929 Show Boat
Magnolia
 1929 The Last Warning
Doris Terry
 1928 Home, James
Laura Elliot
 1928 Finders Keepers
Barbara Hastings
 1927 Silk Stockings
Molly Thornhill
 1927 The Cat and the Canary
Annabelle West
 1927 Beware of Widows
Joyce Bragdon
 1927 The Love Thrill
Joyce Bragdon
 1926 Butterflies in the Rain
Tina Carteret
 1926 Her Big Night
Frances Norcross / Daphne Dix
 1926 Poker Faces
Betty Whitmore
 1926 The Midnight Sun
Olga 'The Midnight Sun' Morova
 1926 Skinner's Dress Suit
Mrs. Honey Skinner
 1926 The Beautiful Cheat
Mary Callahan / Maritza Callahansky
 1925 The Teaser
Ann Barton
 1925 Dangerous Innocence
Ann Church
 1925 Smouldering Fires
Dorothy Vale
 1924 The Fatal Plunge
Undetermined Role
 1924 The Fast Worker
Connie Fowler
 1924 Butterfly
Dora Collier
 1924 Young Ideas
Octavia Lowden
 1924 The Dangerous Blonde
Diana Faraday
 1924 Excitement
Nila Lyons
 1924 Ride for Your Life
Betsy Burke
 1924 Sporting Youth
Betty Rockford
 1923 The Thrill Chaser
Laura La Plante
 1923 Crooked Alley
Norine Tyrell / Olive Sloan
 1923 The Ramblin' Kid
Carolyn June
 1923 Out of Luck
Mae Day
 1923 True Gold (Short)
Sheriff's Daughter
 1923 Won't You Worry? (Short)
 1923 Shootin' for Love
Mary Randolph
 1923 Burning Words
Mary Malcolm
 1923 Dead Game
Alice Mason
 1923 Around the World in Eighteen Days
Madge Harlow
 1922 The Speed Boy (Short)
Jimmy's Sweetheart
 1922 Perils of the Yukon
Olga Basanoff
 1922 Should Watchmen Sleep? (Short)
The Boss's Daughter
 1922 Easy to Cop (Short)
The Mayor's Daughter
 1922 A Shaky Family Tree (Short)
Ned's Sweetheart
 1922 The Wall Flower
Prue Nickerson
 1922 The Big Ranger (Short)
 1922 Taking Things Easy (Short)
Betty
 1922 Society Sailors (Short)
Laura - the Peach
 1922 A Treacherous Rival (Short)
Rose - the Niece of the Smuggler Chief
 1922 The Minute Man (Short)
The Boss's Daughter
 1922 The Call of Courage (Short)
Hazel Couzens - the Newspaper Editor's Daughter
 1922 Desperation (Short)
Myrtle Vane
 1922 The Trail of the Wolf (Short)
The Daughter of the Owner of the Trading Post
 1922 His Inheritance Taxi (Short)
The Wife
 1922 Matching Wits (Short)
Mary Newton
 1922 A Bottle Baby (Short)
The Newlywed Wife
 1922 Fighting Back (Short)
Marge Dyer
 1922 The Ranger's Reward (Short)
Myrtle Standing - the Ranger Captain's Daughter
 1922 The Deputy's Double Cross (Short)
Marty - Dick's Sweetheart
 1921 The Alarm (Short)
Ruth Miller - the Schoolteacher
 1921 Brand of Courage (Short)
Mary Dunn
 1921 Old Dynamite (Short)
Old Dynamite's Daughter
 1921 Should Husbands Do Housework? (Short)
Mrs. P. Knockle
 1921 The Call of the Blood (Short)
Ruth
 1921 Play Square
May Laverne
 1921 The Big Town Round-Up
Mildred Hart
 1921 Big Town Ideas
Molly Dorn
 1921 The Old Swimmin' Hole
Myrtle
 1921 His Four Fathers (Short)
 1920 Back from the Front (Short)
 1920 813
Genevieve
 1920 Father's Close Shave (Short)
Nora Jiggs
 1920 Jiggs in Society (Short)
Nora Jiggs
 1920 Jiggs and the Social Lion (Short)
Nora Jiggs
 1919 The Great Gamble (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 12 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Laura Asher | Laura la Plante

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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She was offered the role of Nora Charles in The Thin Man (1934) but turned it down, feeling the role would be too mundane. The part later went to Myrna Loy, who became a popular leading lady of the 1930s. See more »

Nickname:

Laura Asher

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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