Luise Rainer, First Winner of Back-to-Back Oscars, Dies at 104

December 30, 2014 12:34 PM

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Luise Rainer, First Winner of Back-to-Back Oscars, Dies at 104

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

Rainer, whose roles ranged from the 1930s German stage to television's The Love Boat, died Tuesday at her home in London from pneumonia, said her only daughter, Francesca Knittel-Bowyer.

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