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The Hustler (1961)
   starred   
Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie and George C. Scott
Director: Robert Rossen
Sarah Packard in the Film The Hustler (1961)
   is played by   
Piper Laurie
Carrie (1976)
   starred   
Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie and Amy Irving
Director: Brian De Palma. Also starred William Katt, Betty Buckley & Nancy Allen. Plot: A mousy and abused girl with telekinetic powers gets pushed too far on one special night.
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
   starred   
William Hurt, Marlee Matlin and Piper Laurie
Director: Randa Haines. Also starred Philip Bosco, Allison Gompf & John F. Cleary. Plot: James (Hurt) is a new speech teacher at a school for the deaf. He falls for Sarah (Martin), a pupil who decided to stay on at the school rather than venture into the big bad world. Won an Oscar
Piper Laurie
   is the stage name of   
Rosetta Jacobs
American actress who was the mother in the horror film "Carrie" with Sissy Spacek 1976 and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. At age 17 she starred with Ronald Regan in "Louisa" in 1949. Nominated for Best Actress for her role in "The Hustler" with Paul Newman in 1961. She also was nominated for Best Supporting Actress as Marlee Matlin's mother in "Children Of A Lesser God" in 1987.
Tim (1979)
   starred   
Piper Laurie, Mel Gibson and Alwyn Kurts
Director: Michael Pate. Also starred Pat Evison, Peter Gwynne & Deborah Kennedy. Plot: Tim (Gibson) is a young man with below average intelligence. He works as a builder's labourer, and is often taken advantage of by his fellow workers and other people.






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