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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
 1950-1957 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Inga Arlberg / Nina
- The Stone Faces (1957) ... Inga Arlberg
- The Seagull (1950) ... Nina
 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)
 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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A brief interview of 101-year-old Luise Rainer from her London flat was broadcast on the BBC World Service program "News Hour." 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'll tell you a wonderful story. Coming with all of these ideas that I had, and still have, and still feel because I never change and still believe in the same things. Soon after I was there in Hollywood, for some reason I was at a lun­cheon with Robert Taylor sitting next to me, and I asked him, 'Now, what are your ideas or what do you want to do,' and his answer was that he wanted to have 10 ... See more »

Trivia:

Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a daughter Francesca Knittel-Bowyer on June 2, 1946. Child's father is her now late 2nd husband, Robert Knittel. See more »

Nickname:

The New Garbo See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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