Luise Rainer

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Luise Rainer

1936 publicity photo
Born January 12, 1910(1910-01-12)
Düsseldorf, Germany
Died December 30, 2014(2014-12-30) (aged 104)
London, England
Years active 1932-1997
Spouse Clifford Odets
(m. 1937-1940, divorced)
Robert Knittel
(m. 1945-1989, his death)
Awards NYFCC Award for Best Actress
1936 The Great Ziegfeld
Walk of Fame - Motion Picture
6300 Hollywood Blvd

Luise Rainer (January 12, 1910 – December 30, 2014) was a two-time Academy Award-winning German-born Austrian-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 was Jewish.[1]

Rainer died from pneumonia in her home in London, England, aged 104.[2]

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