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 1992 she married English producer and director Simon Curtis, with whom she currently lives in London, together with their two daughters. She died in Woodland Hills, California from Alzheimer's Disease. Besides cinema and theater, she has also played in several television films. She was the sister of actress Violet La Plante. As a movie actress, big-eyed and slightly baby-faced McGovern has given preference to eccentric roles over those parts typically tailored for actresses of her age. She appeared in only a handful of films with the advent of talking pictures, and retired in 1957. Since then she has continued performing on stage between film assignments rather than concentrating on becoming a film star.

During the 1920s she appeared in more than sixty films, and achieved her greatest success in the 1929 film Show Boat. The following years she completed her education as an actress at the American Conservatory Theatre and at The Juilliard School, and began to act in theater plays, first off-Broadway and later in famous theaters. 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. The next year she earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of the 19th-century actress Evelyn Nesbit in the movie Ragtime. Born Laura La Plant in St. The movie won four Oscars. Laura La Plante (November 1, 1904 - October 14, 1996) was an American film actress who achieved her greatest success in silent movies. It was also Robert Redford's first film as director.

While studying at this school, she was offered in 1980 a part in her first movie, Ordinary People, in which she played the girlfriend of troubled teenager Timothy Hutton. McGovern followed her advice and studied, first at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and then at The Juilliard School in New York City. Agent Joan Scott saw her performance in The Skin of our Teeth by Thornton Wilder, was impressed by her talent, and recommended that she take acting lessons. McGovern started acting in plays in high school.

Later her family moved to Los Angeles, where her father, a university professor, accepted a position with UCLA. She was born in Evanston, Illinois. Elizabeth McGovern (born July 18, 1961) is an American movie and theater actress. Ordinary People (1980).

Heaven's Gate (1981). Ragtime (1981). Lovesick (1983). Racing with the Moon (1984).

Once Upon a Time in America (1984). Native Son (1986). Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987). The Bedroom Window (1987).

She's Having a Baby (1988). Johnny Handsome (1989). The Handmaid's Tale (1990). A Shock to the System (1990).

Women and Men (1990). Tune in Tomorrow (1990). Ashenden, Part 2 (1991). Me and Veronica (1992).

King of the Hill (1993). The Favor (1994). The Changeling (1994). Wings of Courage (1995).

Broken Trust (1995). Summer of Ben Tyler (1996). Clover (1997). The Wings of the Dove (1997).

The Misadventures Of Margaret (1998). Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998). The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999). Manila (2000).

Thursday the 12th (2000). The House of Mirth (2000). The Flamingo Rising (2001). Buffalo Soldiers (2002).

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