Sunday, January 12, 2014

Happy 104th, Luise Rainer

Today is Luise Rainer's 104th birthday! She was born January 12, 1910 in Germany and is currently living England. Luise was the first actor ever to win multiple Academy Awards, which she also won in consecutive years. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1936 for her portrayal of Anna Held in The Great Ziegfeld, and the following year she again won the award for Best Actress for her role of O-Lan in The Good Earth. Shortly thereafter, she gave up acting and returned to Europe.

This photo of Luise is scanned from the Summer 1938 issue of Screen Album magazine.

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