Luise Rainer

Luise Rainer
1910 - 2014
Luise Rainer  German Actress

Luise Rainer dating history


Luise Rainer was previously married to Robert Knittel (1945 - 1989), Clifford Odets (1937 - 1940) and Justin Mitchell (1934 - 1938).

Luise Rainer was in relationships with William Wyler (1936), Lewis Milestone and Clarence Sinclair Bull.

Luise Rainer had encounters with Erich Maria Remarque and George Gershwin.


German Actress Luise Rainer was born on 12th January, 1910 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and passed away on 30th Dec 2014 London, England, UK aged 104. She is most remembered for Back to back Academy Awards for Best Actress for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and The Good Earth (1937). Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Luise Rainer was in an on-screen matchup with Don Ameche in The Love Boat (1977).

Luise Rainer is a member of the following lists: Best Actress Academy Award winners, Jewish actors and Deaths from pneumonia.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 44 years, 11 months 18 years, 2 months 4 years, 4 months
Dating3 87 years 29 years -
Encounter2 - - -
Total8 87 years 17 years, 8 months 4 years, 4 months


First Name Luise
Maiden Name Rainer
Full Name at Birth Luise Rainer
Alternative Name The Viennese Teardrop, The New Garbo
Age 104 (age at death) years
Birthday 12th January, 1910
Birthplace Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Died 30th December, 2014
Place of Death London, England, UK
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Buried Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Height 5' 4" (163 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality German
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Back to back Academy Awards for Best Actress for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and The Good Earth (1937)
Year(s) Active 1926–1943, 1997, 1926–1997, 1926–1944, 1949–1957, 1965, 1984, 1991, 1996–1997, 2003, 1926–1944, 1949–2003
Official Websites,
Father Heinz Rainer
Mother Emmy Koenigsberger Rainer
Family Member Francesca Knittel-Bowyer (daughter)
Friend Katherine Ann Porter, Charlie Chaplin, Erich Von Stroheim, Erich Maria Remarque, Paulette Goddard, Oona Chaplin

Luise Rainer (, 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 had not been exceeded as of 2021.

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Luise Rainer104 CapricornActress
Robert Knittel69Editor
William Wyler79 CancerDirector
Clifford Odets57 CancerPlaywright
Justin Mitchell97 CapricornRadio Personality
Lewis Milestone84 LibraDirector
George Gershwin38 LibraComposer
Clarence Sinclair Bull83 GeminiPhotographer
Erich Maria Remarque72 CancerWriter


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
FrancescaFemale194677 years oldRobert Knittel


Poem: I Set My Foot Upon the Air and It Carried Me2003Luise RainerMovie
The Gambler1997GrandmotherMovie
A Dancer1988AnnaTV Movie
The Love Boat1977Dorothy Fielding, Maggie KoernerTV Show
Die kleinen Füchse1963Birdie HubbardTV Movie
Combat!1962Countess De RoyTV Show
Der erste Kuß1954Movie
Schlitz Playhouse1951ChambermaidTV Show
Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre1951TV Show
Lux Video Theatre1950Caroline, Mrs. PageTV Show
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1950Inga Arlberg, NinaTV Show
Suspense1949TV Show
By Candlelight1949ElizabethTV Movie
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre1948TV Show
Hostages1943Milada PressingerMovie
Dramatic School1938Louise MaubanMovie
The Great Waltz1938Poldi VogelhuberMovie
The Toy Wife1938Gilberte 'Frou Frou' BrigardMovie
Big City1937Anna BentonMovie
The Emperor's Candlesticks1937Countess Olga MironovaMovie
The Good Earth1937O-LanMovie
The Great Ziegfeld1936Anna HeldMovie
Escapade1935Leopoldine DurMovie
Heut' kommt's drauf an1933Marita CostaMovie
Sehnsucht 2021932Kitty (as Louise Rainer)Movie
Madame hat Besuch1932Movie
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Posted commentsView all comments (6)

gb2002gb2002Jan 12, 2011

What a Beautiful Lady. Very bright and insightful in her thoughts and words. Happy Birthday - 101-years young!

Carolyn T. HowellJan 14, 2010

Happy 100th birthday, Luise! I have just discovered the talent of this beautiful actress! Robert Osborne introduced us once again to this remarkable actor. Will she be able to see the comments? So far 6 films...I want to see all 14

MandyLovesVintageMandyLovesVintageJan 11, 2010

Sending my very best wishes to Luise Rainer on her Outstanding, 100 years! Happy Birthday! :) God Bless her....

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