Despite the popular belief that Luise walked out of her MGM contract in 1939 and disappeared into obscurity, never to be seen again, she worked consistently for the next 20 years. It wasn’t until the 1960s that Luise stopped working full-time and my research shows only two professional engagements during this whole decade; whether the offers stopped coming or whether Luise herself decided it was time to ease herself into retirement I can’t be sure. What is certain is that Luise and Robert moved from Switzerland to London in the 1960s and Luise began what could be considered her third new start and her creative output turned to painting rather than acting.
Studying art at the Camden Institute in London
Returned to the Josefstadt Theatre in Vienna to perform in Lillian Hellman’s Little Foxes, part of their 175th anniversary celebrations
Dec 21: US television broadcast of Combat! episode Finest Hour