CARLA LAEMMLE CELEBRATES 102nd BIRTHDAY IN BEVERLY HILLS
Post ID: 1061 | POSTED ON: Oct 23, 2011
BEVERLY HILLS — One of Hollywood’s last remaining silent movie stars, Carla Laemmle is celebrating her 102nd birthday on October 22nd2011 in Beverly Hills, CA with friends and celebrity guests to join her reflection of her lifetime in Hollywood and being the only child to ever live on the lot of Universal Pictures.
Recently wrapped from feature film ‘Mansion of Blood’ with Gary Busey, Robert Picardo and Terry Moore, Carla was the first to ever speak in a talking horror picture, Dracula (1931). The opening line in the movie, “Among the Rugged Peaks that crown down upon the Borgo Pass, are found crumbling castles of a bygone age.” is the title of her new documentary film‘Among the Rugged Peaks – The Carla Laemmle Story’ narrated by Award Winning Actress Sally Kirkland, and hopeful to make next year’s Oscars.
Carla, whose uncle was Universal Pictures Founder Carl Laemmle, first arrived to Hollywood as a classically trained ballet dancer in 1921. Throughout her life she followed her diverse artistic passions, and appeared in a wide array of films like ‘King of Jazz’ in 1930 with George Gershwin, she was the Prima Ballerina in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ in 1925 with Lon Chaney, and ‘Night and Day’ in 1946 with Cary Grant.
Credit Photo : Travis Jourdain
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