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:.
|1936||Best Actress||The Great Ziegfeld (1936)||Anna Held||Won|
|1937||Best Actress||The Good Earth (1937)||O-Lan||Won|
She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
Sum Up | : An Incomplete FilmographyBy 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
Quote of the Week: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
Quote of the Week:By KC on Jul 26, 2015 From Classic Movies
Image Source I don’t believe in acting. I think that people in life act, but when you are on the stage, or in my case also on screen, you have to be true. You must feel it, and give birth to it, like to a child. - Quote Source... Read full article
: A Life in FilmBy Amanda Garrett on Jan 3, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films
We remember the life and legacy of actress who died at age 104 on Dec. 30. German-Austrian actress was one of MGM's brightest stars in the 1930s. Rainer came to Hollywood in 1935 after a successful career on the German stage and screen. She became an immediate sensation... Read full article
The Great Ziegfeld Telephone Scene withBy Amanda Garrett on Jan 3, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films
The late 's most famous moment on screen is this brief scene from The Great Ziegfeld (1936). Rainer plays Anna Held, the common-law wife of Broadway showman Florenz Zeigfeld (William Powell). She literally smiles through her tears while telephoning Ziegfeld to congratulate him on his sec... Read full article
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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.
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