Actress Luise Rainer, first to win consecutive acting Oscars, dies

December 31, 2014 1:06 PM

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LONDON – Luise Rainer, 104, a star of cinema's golden era who won back-to-back Oscars but then walked away from a glittering Hollywood career, has died.

Rainer, whose roles ranged from the 1930s German stage to television's "The Love Boat," died yesterday at her home in London from pneumonia.

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