Luise Rainer Overview:

Legendary actress, Luise Rainer, was born on Jan 12, 1910 in D?sseldorf, Germany. Rainer died at the age of 105 on Dec 30, 2014 in London, England .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Luise Rainer was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning for Best Actress for The Great Ziegfeld (as Anna Held) and The Good Earth (as O-Lan) in 1936 and 1937 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1936Best ActressThe Great Ziegfeld (1936)Anna HeldWon
1937Best ActressThe Good Earth (1937)O-LanWon
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Sum Up | : An Incomplete Filmography

By Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 14, 2019 From The Stop Button

Between 1932 and 1997, two-time Academy Award winner ?who was the first actor to win more than one Academy Award and the first to win two back-to-back? made a total of fifteen films. Approximately. Austrian Rainer made three German-language films in the early thirties before Hollywood?MG... Read full article


Sum Up | : An Incomplete Filmography

By Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 14, 2019 From The Stop Button

Between 1932 and 1997, two-time Academy Award winner ?who was the first actor to win more than one Academy Award and the first to win two back-to-back? made a total of fifteen films. Approximately. Austrian Rainer made three German-language films in the early thirties before Hollywood?MG... Read full article


Sum Up | : An Incomplete Filmography

on Mar 14, 2019 From The Stop Button

Between 1932 and 1997, two-time Academy Award winner ?who was the first actor to win more than one Academy Award and the first to win two back-to-back? made a total of fifteen films. Approximately. Austrian Rainer made three German-language films in the early thirties before Hollywood?MG... Read full article


Sum Up | : An Incomplete Filmography

on Mar 14, 2019 From The Stop Button

Between 1932 and 1997, two-time Academy Award winner ?who was the first actor to win more than one Academy Award and the first to win two back-to-back? made a total of fifteen films. Approximately. Austrian Rainer made three German-language films in the early thirties before Hollywood?MG... Read full article


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By KC on Dec 27, 2015 From Classic Movies

Image Source Happiness lies in moments, and while you have it you’re not even aware, only afterwards do you know you were happy. - Quote Source... Read full article


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Luise Rainer Quotes:

Poldi Vogelhuber: We don't have revolutions every day, thank Heaven.


Anna Held: [on the phone with Ziegfeld after learning of his marriage to Billie Burke] Hello, Flo... Yes. Here's Anna... I'm so happy for you today, I could not help calling you and congratulate you... Wonderful, Flo! Never better in my whole life!... I'm so excited about my new plans! I'm going to Paris... Yes, for a few weeks, and then I can get back, and then I'm doing a new show, and... Oh, it's all so wonderful! I'm so happy!... Yes... And I hope you are happy, too... Yes?... Oh, I'm so glad for you, Flo... Sounds funny for ex-husband and ex-wife to tell how happy they are, oui?... Yes, Flo... Goodbye, Flo... Goodbye...
[She hangs up]
Anna Held: Darling...
[she falls to her bed, sobbing]
Marie: My poor, petite! If you love him so, why did you divorce him?
Anna Held: Because I thought it would bring him back to me. I was sure that it would bring him back to me.
[she cries]


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Luise Rainer Facts
As of 2010, at 100 years old, she is the oldest living Oscar winner.

When the Academy decided to bring back past Oscar winners in 1997 and 2002 for their Oscar Family Album, despite frail health, Ms. Rainer happily agreed to travel from London to Hollywood to attend both ceremonies. She remarked "If I don't show up they'll think I'm dead!" both times.

Of all the living winners of a competitive Oscar she has had hers the longest (as of 2010) - 73 years. She last won in 1937 for The Good Earth (1937).

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