Luise Rainer, First to Win Back-to-Back Acting Oscars, Dies at 104

December 30, 2014 4:31 PM

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Luise Rainer, First to Win Back-to-Back Acting Oscars, Dies at 104

Luise Rainer, a star of cinema's golden era and the first person ever to win back-to-back acting Oscars, has died of pneumonia. She would have turned 105 on Jan. 12.

The instinctive actress captured back-to-back Academy Awards for The Great Ziegfeld in 1936 and The Good Earth in 1937, then shockingly turned her back on Hollywood.

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