Oldest living Oscar Winner – Luise Rainer

At age 102, the German actress Luise Rainer is the oldest Academy Award winner.
Born January 12th 1910 in Düsseldorf, she was also the first woman to win two Academy Awards, and the first person to win them consecutively. In 1937 she won the Best Actress in a Leading Role Award for “The Great Ziegfield” and in 1938 for “The Good Earth”.
She was discovered by the legendary theater director Max Reinhardt and became part of his company in Vienna, Austria. Later on MGM talent scouts noticed her while acting on stage in Austria and Germany and after appearing in Austrian films. Currently lives in Eaton Square, London, in an apartment once occupied by Vivien Leigh

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  1. What a treaure we have in her. I believed like many Americans do, that she had passed on.
    Such a pleasant surprise to know she is here and sharing her knowledge and life with others.
    Bless her.

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