Luise Rainer, Best Actress 1936 & 1937: MovieMonday.com

1936: THE GREAT ZIEGFELD

(Musical/Biography - NR)

Luise Rainer received her first oscar for playing Ziegfeld's first wife, Anna Held, who after a stormy marriage and divorce still continued to love Ziegfeld.

1937: THE GOOD EARTH

(Drama - NR)

Luise Rainer received her second oscar for playing Olan, the peasant farm wife who becomes the heroine of Pearl Buck's epic saga of Chinese farm life. 


ABOUT LUISE RAINER (1909 - )

In addition to winning the Best Actress Oscar for this film, Austrian born actress Luise Rainer also won a second Oscar for THE GOOD EARTH.

Luise Rainer is the first two-time (1936 & 1937) Oscar winner in the two Best Acting categories.

Her other credits include:

THE BIG CITY
THE TOY WIFE
HOSTAGES

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