Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Luise Rainer, R. I. P.

Flavorwire: Luise Rainer, the first-ever performer to win back-to-back Oscars, passed today. Over a century old, the German-born Rainer retired from major motion pictures in 1943. In a career spanning just eight years—she made her Hollywood debut at MGM in 1935—Rainer won Best Actress for her roles in The Great Ziegfeld, in 1936, and an adaptation of Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth, in 1937.


Deb said...

Wow--I did not realize she was 104. Olivia de Havilland really is the last link to the golden age of movies.

Anonymous said...

I lost my comment halfway through. It was a list of other actors and actresses still alive at 97+, though perhaps not "Golden Age" as such.

For instance, Zsa Zsa Gabor is 97 (although whether one would characterize her as an actress is another question). Kirk Douglas just turned 98.


Unknown said...

I have a list of those actors linked on the blog somewhere. I put on within the last few days, and Luise Ranier was on it, of course.

Dan said...

Wasn't she Grace Kelly's mother-in-law?