Two-Time Oscar Winning Actress Dies At 104

Luise Rainer, a German-born Hollywood actress and a two-time best actress winner of the Academy Award also known as the Oscars, died on Tuesday in London, aged 104.

She was the first female actress to win the Oscar award for best actress two years in a roll.

She won the first in 1936 for her role in ‘The Great Ziegfield’ and the second for her part in the ‘The Good Earth’ in 1937.

Rainer, who was born in Duesseldorf and grew up in Hamburg, was discovered by Hollywood talent scouts while working as a stage actress in Vienna.

She became an instant favourite of movie lovers and rose to stardom in the 1930’s and early 1940’s before her early retirement a few years later.

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