This website has been some years in the making. All the information given is based on my own research and taken from items in my personal collection. My fascination with Luise Rainer began when she appeared as a triumphant returning Oscar winner at the 70th Academy Awards ceremony in 1997. From then onwards I have been intrigued by her story and surprised at how little has been written about her extraordinary life and times. In an ideal world a writer better than I would take up the challenge to write an official biography, but, for now, I hope this website goes some way to celebrating her life and work. The aim of this site is to bring together as much information as possible about Luise’s work on film, stage, television and other media, together with a biographical information; on the interview pages I hope to publish, or provide links, to articles, reviews and interviews in the media to create the most complete archive of such material available on the internet.
This website is neither endorsed by or affiliated with Luise Rainer. The views expressed are those of myself and are not intended to be the views of Luise (except in the case of interview transcriptions etc). Luise Rainer cannot be contacted via this website.
I am indebted to a number of friends, colleagues and strangers who have provided information, images and items of research. This list of credits provides links to their own sites and / or contributions. Their help is invaluable in making this site as accurate as possible. Adding more information about aspects of Luise’s life and career is an ongoing challenge and I welcome any omissions, corrections and suggestions. I am especially interested in filling in some of the many blanks regarding theatre and television appearances. Click here to send an email if you wish to contact me about the site, submit information or make a suggestion. Please remember that Luise Rainer cannot be contacted via this email address.
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