At the age of seventeen, Piper Laurie was living every girl's dream. Selected as a Universal Studios contract star, her beauty was admired by the likes of Ronald Reagan, Howard Hughes, Paul Newman and Tony Curtis. Her name was emblazoned on marquees across America. But Piper discovered that every girl's dream was not her own. After years in the studio system, she found her voice and burned her contract to practice her craft at the highest level.