Piper Laurie (born Rosetta Jacobs; January 22, 1932) is an American actress of stage and screen known for her roles in the television series Twin Peaks and the films The Hustler, Carrie, and Children of a Lesser God, all of which brought her Academy Award nominations. In 1991, she won a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Catherine Martell in Twin Peaks. Rosetta Jacobs was born in Detroit, Michigan, the younger daughter of Charlotte Sadie (nee Alperin) and Alfred Jacobs, a furniture dealer. Her grandparents were Jewish immigrants, from Poland on her father's side and Russia on her mother's. She was delivered, according to her 2011 autobiography, Learning to Live Out Loud: a Memoir, by a 'male midwife ... in a one-bedroom walk-up on Tyler Street in Detroit'.
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