Caption: Luise Rainer at event of The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998)
Born: January 12, 1910
Star sign: Capricorn
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Known for: The Great Ziegfeld (1936), The Good Earth (1937), The Great Waltz (1938), Big City (1937)
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 ...