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Luise Rainer


Luise Rainer, the first thespian to win back-to-back Oscars, was born on January 12, 1910 in Dusseldorf, Germany, into a prosperous Jewish family. Her parents were Emilie (Königsberger) and Heinrich Rainer, a businessman. She took to the stage, and plied her craft on the boards in Germany. As a young actress, she was discovered by the legendary ... See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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 1991 A Dancer (TV Movie)
Anna
 1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Dorothy Fielding / Maggie
- The Lady and the Maid/Love Is Blind/The Babymakers (1984) ... Dorothy Fielding / Maggie
 1965 Combat! (TV Series)
Countess De Roy
- Finest Hour (1965) ... Countess De Roy
 1954 Suspense (TV Series)
- Torment (1954)
 1950-1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Caroline / Mrs. Page
- A Bouquet for Caroline (1953) ... Caroline
- Rosalind (1950) ... Mrs. Page
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Chambermaid
- Love Came Late (1952) ... Chambermaid
 1951 Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre (TV Series)
- Woman Overboard (1951)
 1950 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Nina
- The Seagull (1950) ... Nina
 1949 By Candlelight (TV Movie)
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
- Trapeze (1949)
 1938 Dramatic School
Louise
 1938 The Toy Wife
Gilberte 'Frou Frou' Brigard
 1937 Big City
Anna Benton
 1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks
Countess Olga Mironova
 1933 Heut' kommt's drauf an
Marita Costa
 1932 Sehnsucht 202
Kitty (as Louise Rainer)
 1930 Ja, der Himmel über Wien (Short)
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Other Works:

Stage: She appeared at the National Theatre (Lyttelton), London, UK on 3/4/99 to discuss her marriage to Clifford Odets and his play "Waiting For Lefty". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Louise Rainer

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I always considered myself the world's worst actress. See more »

Trivia:

A non-conformist to the MGM star-system, she used to parade around Hollywood untidily dressed, usually with no make-up and wearing pants. Her non-conformist style of behavior cost Ms. Rainer her contract with MGM in the late '30s. See more »

Nickname:

The New Garbo See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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