Arts & Entertainment

Luise Rainer

Luise RainerClifford OdetsSociety
The German actress (shown in 1998) won the best actress Oscar for “The Great Ziegfeld” (1936) and “The Good Earth” (1937). But she didn’t have any place in her heart for Oscar, nor did she kowtow to her studio, MGM, or its power-wielding boss, Louis B. Mayer. In fact, she didn’t even show up... Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times
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