Much like so many, hers is not a name one might immediately identify with Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. Across her storied career, she did make a few entries into these realms, though her time aboard Peaks is likely the biggest for so many who traffic in this space. Still, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention a few other stops that are worth our attention.
In 1985, she played 'Aunt Em' aboard the Walt Disney Company's attempt to recapture some screen magic with Return To Oz. The flick did enjoy a 1986 Oscar nomination in the category of 'Best Special Effects' along with a 1986 Saturn Award nomination in the category of 'Best Fantasy Film.'
Furthermore -- around the same time -- the lady paid a pair of visits to the world of the mid-1980's incarnation of Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone for CBS.
In 1989, she guested aboard the popular TV serial Beauty And The Beast with Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton.
In 2000, she played a role aboard the pay cable telefilm Possessed, an exploration of a controversial exorcism that the Catholic Church performed in the United States.
In 2012, some college kids again found themselves in some dark territory -- namely, Horror -- and the actress headlined a little something something called Bad Blood.
While those are the biggest ticket items I see on her resume, there were a few others. But this storied actress -- with an incredible 11 award wins to her name -- will certainly be missed by those who celebrate talent on screens big and small.
Our heartfelt prayers are extended to the family, friends, and fans of Ms. Laurie.
May she forever rest in peace.