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  • Luise Rainer

    Born on December 1, 1910 in Düsseldorf, Germany

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The Good Earth (1937)

Luise Rainer as "O-Lan"

Inspired by a Pearl S. Buck novel, this inspiring drama follows the many ups and downs in the lives of Chinese farmers Wang Lung (Paul Muni) and O-Lan (Luise Rainer). Though the couple initially finds success farming their land, their fortunes decline, and lean times follow. Later, when Wang Lung and O-Lan once again reap bountiful harvests and raise a family, the presence of the beautiful young Lotus (Tilly Losch) complicates their lives further.

Academy Award (1937) Won Best Actress

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Movie Stars and Directors Who Lived to 100

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Leonard Jacobs on Dec 4th 2009, 1:00PM

Dec 4th 2009, 1:00PM

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