|Portrayed by||Patricia Breslin|
|First appearance||September 17, 1964|
|Last appearance||January 19, 1965|
Laura is the sister of Leslie, but isn't close with him as she resents him for marrying Catherine Peyton for her money. She was introduced as the widow of Dr. Donald Brooks, who was replaced by Michael Rossi after his death. She worked as Donald's secretary and remained a secretary at the hospital after his death. She growes to Michael and finally becomes in love with him. This upsets Constance MacKenzie, who also is in love with him.
When Rodney Harrington marries Betty Anderson, Leslie gives Betty a hard time. It is Laura who persuades him to be nice to her. Later, Catherine dies while being operated by Michael. Everyone blames him for her death, but Laura is the only one who stays on his side. At one point, Laura starts flirting with him, but he says that they will never become a couple.
At one point, she is sick and tired of the scandals in the Harrington family. She resigns as Mike's secretary and announces she will leave Peyton Place to travel around the world. She leaves and never returned.
- ↑ Vincent Terrace, The complete encyclopedia of television programs, 1947-1976, v. 1 (A. S. Barnes, 1976), 207.