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Luise Rainer


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Birth Name: Luise Rainer
Born: 01/12/1910
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She was born in Düsseldorf, Germany on Jan. 12, 1910, the daughter of Emmy Luise and Heinrich Rainer, a wealthy import/export merchant and a citizen of the United States. Hearing the call of the stage early, she left home at age 16 to study at theatrical pioneer Max Reinhardt's Theater in der Josefstadt in Vienna, Austria. She acted in a raft of Reinhardt's productions, including Shakespearean works and George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan." She made her screen debut in the short film "Ja, der Himmel über Wien" (1930), and appearing in her first feature two years later in the musical comedy "Sehnsucht 202" (1932). Rainer did two more German-language films, but the assumption of power by Hitle... Continue Bio >>


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2001 Greta Garbo: A Lone Star
2001 Hollywood Lives and Legends (09/04/01)
2000 Changing Stages
1997 70th Annual Academy Awards
1991 MGM: When the Lion Roars
1991 MGM Story
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