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Name  Laura Huxley
Role  Musician

Movies  Hofmann's Potion
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Died  December 13, 2007, Hollywood Hills, California, United States
Spouse  Aldous Huxley (m. 1956–1963)
Books  This timeless moment, You are not the target, The child of your dreams, Between Heaven and Earth, Oneadayreason to be happy
Similar People  Aldous Huxley, Julian Huxley, Leonard Huxley, Matthew Huxley, Andrew Huxley

Education  Curtis Institute of Music

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Laura Huxley (née Archera) (November 2, 1911 – December 13, 2007) was an Italian-American musician, author, psychological counselor and lecturer, and the wife of author Aldous Huxley.


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Early life

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Laura Archera was born in Turin, Italy on November 2, 1911. She began playing the violin at the age of ten, studying in Berlin, Paris and Rome, where she earned a Professor of Music degree. She also studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, played in a major symphony orchestra, played before the Queen of Italy at the age of 14 , and performed at Carnegie Hall in her teens.

Life and career

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In 1949, she was working as a freelance documentary filmmaker. According to her obituary in the Los Angeles Times, Archera called philosopher and author Aldous Huxley at home, saying that John Huston had promised to finance her proposed documentary film on the Palio di Siena if she could get Huxley to agree to write a screenplay. Archera then became close friends with Huxley and his first wife Maria, who died in 1955. In 1956, Archera married Huxley. She wrote several self-help books concerning human relations, including You Are Not the Target (1963) with a foreword written by Aldous Huxley.

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After his death in 1963, she wrote This Timeless Moment: a personal view of Aldous Huxley (1968), a book describing life with her husband.

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In 1977 she founded Children: Our Ultimate Investment, also known as "Our Ultimate Investment" or just OUI, a non-profit organization dedicated to the nurturing of the possible human. The organization sponsored a four-day conference also entitled Children: Our Ultimate Investment.


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She was a producer of documentary films, and an assistant film editor at RKO. Huxley appeared in Hofmann's Potion: The Early Years of LSD, a documentary from the National Film Board of Canada. Laura felt inspired to illuminate the story of their provocative marriage through Mary Ann Braubach's 2010 documentary, "Huxley on Huxley".


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Laura Huxley died of cancer, aged 96, at her Hollywood Hills home.

Awards and honours

Huxley received widespread recognition for her humanistic achievements, including:

  • Honorary Doctorate of Human Services from La Sierra University
  • Honoree of the United Nations Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Preventics
  • The 1990 World Health Foundation for Development and Peace Prize
  • The 2003 Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health Thomas R. Verny Award, for outstanding contributions to the field of prenatal and perinatal psychology.
  • References

    Laura Huxley Wikipedia