Luise Rainer

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Luise Rainer

Luise Rainer during the early 1930s.
Born January 12, 1910 (1910-01-12) (age 104)
Düsseldorf, Germany
Years active 1932 - 1997
Spouse Clifford Odets (1937-1940)
Robert Knittel (1945-1989)
Awards NYFCC Award for Best Actress
1936 The Great Ziegfeld
Walk of Fame - Motion Picture
6300 Hollywood Blvd

Luise Rainer (born January 12, 1910) is a two-time Academy Award-winning German-born Austrian and American movie actress. She was the first person to win two Academy Awards in a row. The first was for her role as Anna Held in The Great Ziegfeld, and the second was for her role as a Chinese farmer in The Good Earth. Out of all the living Academy Award winners, she is the one to have won the award the earliest.

Rainer was born in Duesseldorf and is Jewish.[1]

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