Rebecca "Carla" Laemmle Aged 104 Has Died!
DSTidbits is sad to report that Carla Laemmle has died couple days ago (June 12, 2014). She sure had a great life, living until she was 104 years old. During the silent film era, she was most famous for the first voice dialogue in horror film genre, Dracula (1931).
“Her heart just stopped,” Laemmle’s great niece, Rosemary Hilb, said Friday morning, noting that she had been in good health.(LA Times Obituaries - Carla)
Here are a few pictures and a GIF to remember her by.
In a 2012 interview with The Times, film historian Scott Essman called Laemmle nearly “the last tie to an era that is pretty much gone. When you talk about these great Universal films of that period — we are at a point now that it is all memory.” (LA Times)