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Luise Rainer

1910 - 2014

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Luise Rainer ( RY-nər, German: [ˈʁaɪnɐ]; 12 January 1910 – 30 December 2014) was a German-American-British film actress. She was the first thespian to win multiple Academy Awards and the first to win back-to-back; at the time of her death, thirteen days shy of her 105th birthday, she was the longest-lived Oscar recipient, a superlative that has not been exceeded as of 2023.Rainer started her acting career in Germany at age 16, under the tutelage of Austria's leading stage director, Max Reinhardt. Within a few years, she had become a distinguished Berlin stage actress with Reinhardt's Vienna theater ensemble. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luise Rainer has received more than 1,158,853 page views. Her biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Luise Rainer is the 1,000th most popular actor (down from 594th in 2019), the 1,470th most popular biography from Germany (down from 909th in 2019) and the 27th most popular German Actor.

Luise Rainer is most famous for being the first person to win two Academy Awards for acting.

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Among actors, Luise Rainer ranks 1,000 out of 9,996Before her are Kate Capshaw, Billy Dee Williams, Rosamund Pike, Idris Elba, Edwige Fenech, and Ralph Macchio. After her are Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Miou-Miou, Lucy Liu, Joe Mantegna, Victoria Abril, and Adrienne Lecouvreur.

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Among people born in 1910, Luise Rainer ranks 66Before her are Edda Mussolini, Said bin Taimur, Francisco Varallo, Karel Zeman, A. J. Ayer, and Aladár Gerevich. After her are Kim Yong-sik, Tancredo Neves, Maurice Papon, Chico Xavier, Farid al-Atrash, and Juan Velasco Alvarado. Among people deceased in 2014, Luise Rainer ranks 65Before her are B. K. S. Iyengar, Stuart Hall, Veljko Kadijević, Věra Chytilová, Hilderaldo Bellini, and Chespirito. After her are Siegfried Lenz, Fred Phelps, Gabriel Axel, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Run Run Shaw, and Karl Albrecht.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Luise Rainer ranks 1,470 out of 6,142Before her are Karl Korsch (1886), Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt (1736), Jens Lehmann (1969), Princess Elisabeth of Saxony (1830), Horst Schumann (1906), and Günther Blumentritt (1892). After her are Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld (1921), Carl Stumpf (1848), Heidi Klum (1973), Siegfried Lenz (1926), Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (1676), and August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1798).

Among ACTORS In Germany

Among actors born in Germany, Luise Rainer ranks 27Before her are Til Schweiger (1963), Lilli Palmer (1914), Karin Dor (1938), Erika Mann (1905), Elke Sommer (1940), and Anne Wiazemsky (1947). After her are Diane Kruger (1976), Michael Fassbender (1977), Thomas Kretschmann (1962), Countess Marie Larisch von Moennich (1858), Christiane F. (1962), and Kurt Gerron (1897).

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