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Overview (3)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (natural causes)
Birth NameRebekah Isabelle Laemmle

Mini Bio (1)

Carla Laemmle was born on October 20, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Rebekah Isabelle Laemmle. She is known for her work on The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936), The Gate Crasher (1928) and A Sad State of Affairs (2013). She died on June 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Trivia (8)

Niece of Universal Pictures founder Carl Laemmle.
Spoke the first line of dialog in a horror film in Dracula (1931).
Great aunt of actress Antonia Carlotta.
She was the last surviving cast member of both The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and Dracula (1931).
Lifelong friend of silent film actress Mary Philbin.
Has co-authored a book about her life growing up (and residing) on her uncle's Universal Studios lot from 1921 until 1937 where she "grew up" with the now classic Universal Horror Monsters such as The Phantom of the Opera (1925), Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1933), et al. Book is called: "Growing Up With Monsters: My Times at Universal Studios in Rhymes" co-written with Daniel Kinske, LCDR, USN, illustrated by Jack Davis and Hermann Mejia with the foreword by Ray Bradbury. [May 2009]
With movie appearances stretching from 1925 to 2014, totaling 89 years, hers and Mickey Rooney's are jointly the longest careers in cinema history, surpassing Lillian Gish, whose career spanned the years from 1912 to 1987, or 75 years. Rooney's 339 film credits span ten consecutive decades: 1926-2015. Laemmle's 17 film credits include a break from 1939 to 2010 (except for a video short in 2001).
Longtime relationship with writer Raymond Cannon (1934 till his death in 1977), though they never married.

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