On this day (October 20, 2015), 1920’s and 30’s Silent Film Actress Carla Laemmle, niece of Universal Pictures founder Carl Laemmle, will celebrate her 103rd birthday !
Carla’s 103rd Birthday Party will be celebrated by Carla herself in person this evening at The Cinefamily 611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 where invited guests, including cast members from Boardwalk Empire will enjoy a screening of clips from the actresses’ career that spans from the silent picture days. She is one of the very few surviving actors of the silent film era.
Carla played the prima ballerina alongside Lon Chaney (Phantom Of The Opera in 1925), to the early talkies in which Carla spoke the first lines in the Bela Lugosi’s classic Dracula.
During WWII, Carl Laemmle was known to have rescued survivors of the Holocaust and sponsoring them to enter the United States. Five of these survivors will attend on Saturday including Sandy Einstein.
The celebration will also include a live organ player to accompany Carla’s ballet performance in Phantom Of The Opera and a 1920s quartet.
“A very special night ahead for a very special woman. There aren’t that many 103 year olds still filling out W-9s!” , said Nic Novicki, producer and cast member of Broken Dreams Blvd.
Celebrity Hosts arriving for the party include: Danny Aiello, Nic Novicki (Boardwalk Empire), Renee Taylor( Happily Divorced), Joe Bologna(CSI), Ed Lauter (Trouble With Curve)
Also: Rosemarry Hill (great niece of Carl Laemmle), Bella Lugosi Jr., Tyrone Power Jr., Bruce Garrick (My Three Sons), Barbara Luna (Ship of Fools), Fran Drescher, Oscar nominated Lainie Kazan, and Edward Lozzi.