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In 1954 she appeared as a contestant on You Bet Your Life (1950) under the name Laura Asher. Groucho Marx was told he might recognize her; he realized she was Laura La Plante within minutes of being introduced.

Older sister of actress Violet La Plante (later known in life as Violet Benson).

She had two children with Irving Asher: Tony and Jill.

Was one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1923.

Was discovered by film producer Al Christie.

She was offered the role of Nora Charles in The Thin Man (1934) but turned it down, feeling the role would be too mundane. The part later went to Myrna Loy, who became a popular leading lady of the 1930s.

She was extremely private and didn't care to speak about her Hollywood career.

Is buried at El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego, California. When David Gill and his crew arrived at her Rancho Mirage home in 1977 to interview her husband Irving Asher for his documentary series, she hid in her kitchen pleading not to be interviewed.

In early 1930 Universal announced that her next film would be entitled "Kiss-Proof". The title was later changed to "Week-End Girl" but eventually the film was never made.

Profiled in "Speaking of Silents: First Ladies of the Screen" by William Drew, 1997.

Star Laura La Plante learned to play banjo for a few musical scenes, but her singing voice was dubbed, much to the star's surprise.