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Luise Rainer (1910–2014)


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 Koerner
- The Lady and the Maid/Love Is Blind/The Babymakers (1984) ... Dorothy Fielding / Maggie Koerner
 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)
Elizabeth
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
- Trapeze (1949)
 1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks
Countess Olga Mironova
 1933 Heut' kommt's drauf an
Marita Costa
 1932 Sehnsucht 202
Kitty (as Louise Rainer)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Ellida") in "Lady From The Sea" by Henrik Ibsen on Broadway. Directed by Sam Wanamaker. Fulton Theatre, New York City, 8/7/50-8/19-50. 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:

[on MGM chief Louis B. Mayer] He said, 'That girl is a Frankenstein, she's going to ruin our whole firm. We made you and we are going to destroy you.' Well, he tried his best. See more »

Trivia:

Considers her performance as O-Lan Ling in The Good Earth (1937) to be her finest on film. See more »

Nickname:

The Viennese Teardrop See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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