First back-to-back Oscar winner Luise Rainer dies at 104

December 30, 2014 3:36 PM

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Luise Rainer—who won Best Actress Oscars for her 1936 and 1937 films, The Great Ziegfeld and The Good Earth —has died at the age of 104. According to the Associated Press, her daughter Francesca Knittel Bowyer confirmed that Rainer died from pneumonia on Tuesday at her home in London.

“Though fragile as a hummingbird she was strong as an ocean storm,” Bowyer wrote in a statement emailed to EW. “She left with grace and peace after battling pneumonia. She leaves her indelible print on her profession and all those who touched her.”

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