Friday, June 13, 2014

Of Carla Laemmle R.I.P~~~~

Dear Darklings,

Well if one thing an actress knows is how to make an entrance and a memorable exit.

Carla Laemmel did just that 
Carla Laemmle, Actress, Dancer and Niece of Universal Studios Founder, Died today at the age of 104.  She was born on Oct. 20, 1909.

The Hollywood Reporter reported the story in todays issue.  You can find it there plus links to some of her interviews.  She was being watched over by a Great-Niece and had wisely invested her money and lived modestly but well.
One of the last links to Hollywood’s silent-film era, she appeared in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ as the lead or prima ballerina  and spoke the first line in Bela Lugosi’s ‘Dracula.’  She is the secretary who gets tossed into Renfield's lap by a hard joss of the coach they are in.

Rest in Peace Dear Daughter of Darkness.

Carla Laemmle 1909-2014

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