Laura La Plante
Laura La Plante (November 1, 1904 - October 14, 1996) was an American film actress who achieved her greatest success in silent movies.
Born Laura La Plant in St. Louis, Missouri, La Plante made her acting debut at the age of 15, and in 1923 was named as one of the years WAMPAS Baby Stars. During the 1920s she appeared in more than sixty films, and achieved her greatest success in the 1929 film Show Boat. She appeared in only a handful of films with the advent of talking pictures, and retired in 1957.
She was the sister of actress Violet La Plante.
She died in Woodland Hills, California from Alzheimer's Disease.
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In 1957, she was the subject of a Life magazine cover article in which she was quoted as saying, "It's only a thimbleful of a voice, and I have to use it close to the microphone. She was named one of Billboard's most popular female vocalists for 1955, 1956, and 1957. Her professional singing career began in 1955 with a live performance at the 881 Club in Los Angeles and she recorded 32 albums. Her early film career did not include any singing parts.
She was discovered by Sue Carol (wife of Alan Ladd) while London was working as an elevator operator. Julie London began singing in public in her teens, prior to her first movie appearance. She suffered a stroke in 1995 and was in poor health until her death in Encino, California at the age of 74. Together, they had three children.
They married on December 31, 1959; only his death in 1999 ended their marriage. In 1954, having become somewhat reclusive after her divorce from Webb, she met jazz composer and musician Bobby Troup. They had two children, including a daughter who survived her. This unlikely pairing arose from his love for jazz music; their marriage lasted from 1947 to 1953.
Her obvious beauty and self-poise (she was a pinup girl prized by GIs during World War II) contrasted with his pedestrian appearance and stiff-as-a-board acting technique (much parodied by impersonators). She was married to Jack Webb of Dragnet fame. She graduated from Hollywood Professional High School in 1944. Shortly after that, she began appearing in movies.
When she was 14, they moved to Los Angeles. Born in Santa Rosa, California as Julie Peck, she was the daughter of parents who had a vaudeville song-and-dance team. Julie London (September 26, 1926 - October 18, 2000) was an American singer and actress who was known for her smoky, sensual voice and role as Nurse Dixie McCall on the television show Emergency! (1972 - 1977). Julie London Biography, Discography & Photos (http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/baccarach/387/Bio.htm).
IMDB entry for Julie London (http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0518728/). Emergency: Survival on Charter #220 (1978). Tattletales! (game show hosted by Bert Convy, 1974-1978). Emergency! (1972 - 1977).
The Helicopter Spies (1968). The George Raft Story (1961). The Third Voice (1960). A Question of Adultery (1959).
The Wonderful Country (1959). Night of the Quarter Moon (1959). Man of the West (1958). Voice in the Mirror (1958).
Saddle the Wind (1958). Drango (1957). The Great Man (1957). Crime Against Joe (1956).
The Fighting Chance (1955). The Fat Man (1951). Return of the Frontiersman (1950). Task Force (1949).
Tap Roots (1948). The Red House (1947). A Night in Paradise (1946) (bit part). On Stage Everybody (1945).
Diamond Horseshoe (1945) (bit part). Nabonga (1944).