Oscar winner of 1936 has died

Oscar winner of 1936 has died


norman lebrecht

December 30, 2014

Luise Rainer, German born and in latter years London based, has died aged 104.

She won best actress Oscars in 1936 and 1937.

Arnold Schoenberg refused to write the score for her second winning film (below).

Life story here.

luise rainer


  • Miguel Esteban says:

    An exceptional actress, human being and friend. May she rest in peace.

  • Robert Holmén says:

    Yet another example of how fleeting fame is. I was not even aware of this double-Oscar winner. I’ll have to check her out.