Luise Rainer

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  • Birth Place: Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Died: December 30, 2014
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Acquired stage training as a teen in Vienna with famed director Max Reinhardt.
  • Left for Hollywood before Hitler's threat when an MGM talent scout made her an offer.
  • Nicknamed the Viennese Teardrop because of her emotional performances.
  • First actor to win consecutive Academy Awards.
  • Her rejection of Hollywood's star system and tedious filmmaking, along with a stormy marriage to playwright Clifford Odets, led to fewer prestigious roles and an early retirement.
  • Her paintings have been featured in several solo art exhibitions.
  • Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6300 Hollywood Blvd.

Awards

  • 1936, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1937, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner

Relationships

  • Heinrich Rainer — Father
  • Clifford Odets — Ex-husband
  • Robert Knittel — Husband (deceased)
  • Emily Königsberger Rainer — Mother
  • Francesca Knittel-Bowyer — Daughter

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  • Birth Place: Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Died: December 30, 2014
  • Profession: Actor