the wonderful luise rainer (thinking of anna k here) .she is of german-jewish origin.she worked with the famous max reinhardt in vienna before emigrating to the US because of hitler.she gained the oscar for best actress in two consecutive years:the great ziegfeld 1936 and the good earth 1937.the first time i saw her was not in one of her movies but in a german talkshow on tv several years ago.at that time i hadn´t seen any of her films and not even hheard her name before,but i was immediately intriguied by her.she must have been well into her eighties yet she was still full of grace and dignitiy and she seemed to be a very intelligent woman too.now she´s 95 years old and as far as i know she still lives in the states.
sources:silverscreensirens.com,poster.de....first pic by hurrell
Today, the 13th of January, sees Ms Rainer turn 100. And yes, she is still alive. Happy birthday, Luise!