Laura La Plante

Actor
A blonde, bob-haired cornflower of the silent screen, Laura La Plante entered films in 1919 and got her first big break a year later supporting Charles Ray in "The Old Swimmin' Hole". The wholesome-looking ingenue was ... Read more »
Born: 10/31/1904 in St Louis, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (13)

Arizona 1930 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dead Game (Movie)

(Actor)

Excitement (Movie)

Nila Lyons (Actor)

Hold Your Man (Movie)

Mary Hopkins (Actor)

Home James (TV Show)

Actor

King of Jazz (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Ride for Your Life (Movie)

Betsy Burke (Actor)

Show Boat (Movie)

Magnolia (Actor)

Skinner's Dress Suit (Movie)

Mrs. Skinner (Actor)

Smouldering Fires (Movie)

Dorothy Vale (Actor)

Sporting Youth (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Warning (Movie)

Doris (Actor)

Young Ideas (Movie)

Octavia Lowden (Actor)

Biography

A blonde, bob-haired cornflower of the silent screen, Laura La Plante entered films in 1919 and got her first big break a year later supporting Charles Ray in "The Old Swimmin' Hole". The wholesome-looking ingenue was signed by Universal in 1922, staying with that company until 1930. While she never became as big a star as Norma Talmadge or Clara Bow, La Plante starred in scores of successful films and was a reliable and agreeable player throughout the 20s. She made a series of Westerns with Hoot Gibson in 1922 and 1923, and by later in the decade was starring in her own vehicles, such as "Smouldering Fires" and "Young Ideas" (both 1924), "The Beautiful Cheat" (1925), "Skinner's Dress Suit" (1926), and the horror/comedy "The Cat and the Canary" (1927).

Relationships

Irving Asher

Husband
Married 1934 until his death in 1985

Tony Asher

Son
survived her

Jill Murray

Daughter
survived her

William Seiter

Husband

Milestones

1957

Final screen appearance, "Spring Reunion"

1946

Returned to films with "Little Mr. Jim"

1929

Co-starred as Magnolia in the part-talkie "Show Boat"

1927

Had one of her best screen roles in the silent film "The Cat and the Canary"

1922

Signed by Universal

1919

Began appearing in bit roles in Christie comedies

Appeared on the London stage during the late 1930s

Bonus Trivia

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"Had I continued to make picture after picture, I'd never have had time to really live and enjoy my family. My career was wonderful, but then, so were the years that followed. . . . I consider myself to be a very lucky person."--La Plante quoted in LOS ANGELES TIMES Obituary, October 16, 1996

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