Friday, October 21, 2011

Who is Piper Laurie and how she lost her virginity to Ronald Reagan at age 16 (video)




In a shocking tell-all, Hollywood actress Piper Laurie reveals that when she began her acting career in the 1950s playing the 16-year old daughter of Ronald Reagan in the film Louisa, she was methodically seduced by the future President and lost her virginity to him.In a bombshell National Enquirer web exclusive, a publishing source familiar with the contents of Piper’s new book “Learning to Live Out Loud,” pubb’ed by Crown Archetype publishers on Nov. 1, gave up the big secret, adding that Piper was 25 years’ Ronnie’s junior – and, at the time, was nine years older than Reagan’s daughter, Maureen.The publishing insider told The Enquirer: “Piper had been warned by one of the film’s producers, Robert Arthur, to stay away from Reagan’s advances and decline his invites into his dressing room where he flattered her with what she describes as fatherly advice.“But she didn’t heed his admonishing that she was but a teenager and Reagan was her father’s age and accepted an invite to a dinner to be cooked by the then President of the Screen Actor’s Guild who was divorced from actress Jane Wyman but was dating Nancy Davis.


“Piper’s sexual fantasy about the actor came to a screeching halt. He discreetly took her up the back way to his apartment in the Hollywood Hills, crammed with furniture. He set a small table in the living room, lit candles, served her a glass of wine and cooked a hamburger steak.
 “‘The evening up to that point had been quite romantic,’ she writes. ‘But the actual intimacy with Ronnie was without grace.’“’He made sure I was aware of the length of time he had been ardent. It was 40 minutes. And he told me how much the condom cost,’ the actress writes. But…the stunning revelation to the young girl was that Reagan had no clue that she was a virgin – despite all the obvious signs. “In fact, he couldn’t understand why she didn’t have multiple orgasms and told her she needed to see a doctor because she was abnormal.

‘And maybe a doctor can find out why it hurt you so at first,’ he said. ‘There’s something wrong with you that you should fix.’“Numb with embarrassment, Piper recalled his words as ‘cold and just plain stupid.’ ‘He offered not the slightest trace of humor or kindness. His insensitivity had been wounding and, in retrospect, even cruel.’“Years later, at the end of Reagan’s last term in office, he invited her to a ‘goodbye gala’ for old friends. With only bad memories, she turned it down.”POP FYI: Piper survived her Reagan “scream test” to play opposite Paul Newman in “The Hustler" 1961 and attain enduring pop cult fame as the mother of telekinetic teen Sissy Spacek in “Carrie” in 1976. (NATIONAL ENQUIRER)

Who is Piper Laurie?



Piper Laurie was born Rosetta Jacobs in Detroit, Michigan, on January 22, 1932, the daughter of a Polish immigrant and his Russian-American wife. Her father was a furniture dealer who moved his family to Los Angeles, California, when she was 6-years-old. Rosetta was a pretty red-haired little girl, but very shy, so her parents sent her to weekly elocution lessons. In addition to her lessons in Hebrew school, she studied acting at a local acting school, and this eventually led to work at Universal Studios.

Universal had signed her as a contract player when she was only 17-years-old, and changed her screen name to Piper Laurie. She was cast in the movie Louisa (1950), and became very close friends with her costar, Ronald Reagan. She was then cast in Francis Goes to the Races (1951) with 'Donald O'Connor (I)', Son of Ali Baba (1952) with Tony Curtis, and Ain't Misbehavin' (1955) with Rory Calhoun. The studio tried to enhance her image as an ingenue with press releases stating that she took milk baths and ate gardenia petals for lunch. Although she was making $2,000 per week, her lack of any substantial roles discouraged her so much that by 1955 when she received another script for a Western and "another silly part in a silly movie", she dropped the script in the fireplace, called her agent and told him she didn't care if they fired her, jailed her or sued her.


From there, she went to New York City to study acting, and worked in live television, starring in The Hallmark Hall of Fame version of Twelfth Night (1957), The Days of Wine and Roses (1958) with Cliff Robertson, which debuted on Playhouse 90 on October 2, and as Kirsten in the Playhouse 90 version of Winterset (1959). In 1961, she got the part of Paul Newman's crippled girlfriend in the classic film, The Hustler (1961). She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for that role of Sarah Packard. That same year, she was interviewed by a writer/reporter for the New York Herald Tribune, Joe Morgenstern. She liked his casual dress and lifestyle, and 9 months later, they were married. When she did not receive any substantial acting offers after The Hustler, she retreated with her husband to Woodstock, New York, where she pursued domestic activities such as baking (her grandfather's trade) and raising her only daughter, Anne, born in 1971. In 1976, she accepted the role of Margaret White, the eccentric religious zealot mother of a shy young psychic girl named Carrie (1976), played by Sissy Spacek. Piper received her second supporting Oscar nomination for this role. She and her husband divorced in 1981, she moved to Southern California and obtained many film and television roles.

She got a third Oscar nomination for her role as Mrs. Norman in Children of a Lesser God (1986), and won an Emmy that same year for her acting in "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Promise (#36.1)" (1986), a television movie with James Garner and James Woods. She has appeared in more than 60 films, from 1950 to the present. Ms. Laurie has appeared in many outstanding television shows from The Best of Broadway in 1954, to roles on Playhouse 90 in 1956, roles on "St. Elsewhere" (1982), "Murder, She Wrote" (1984), "Matlock" (1986), "Beauty and the Beast" (1987), "ER" (1994), "Diagnosis Murder" (1993) and "Frasier" (1993). Her daughter, Anne Grace, has made her a grandmother, and though she lives in Southern California, she frequently visits her daughter in New York.


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