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Carla Laemmle, link to Hollywood's past, dies at 104
Carla Laemmle, link to Hollywood's past, dies at 104

Carla Laemmle, a dancer, actress and niece of Universal Pictures founder Carl Laemmle who grew up at her uncle's studio watching movies being made, died Thursday night at her home in Los Angeles. One of the last links to Hollywood's silent film era, Laemmle was 104. "Her heart just stopped," Laemmle's great-niece, Rosemary Laemmle Hilb, said Friday, noting that she had been in good health. She was born Rebekah Isabelle Laemmle on Oct. 20, 1909, in Chicago, where her father, Joseph, and his brother, Carl, had emigrated from Germany. Her uncle opened a theater in Chicago to show the then-new medium of motion pictures and founded the Universal Film Manufacturing Co....

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