Friday, January 2, 2015


Just found out Luise Rainer passed, one of my favorite movie actors who unfortunately had her career in Hollywood cut short by various factors including studio politics and her unbending independence.

Here's a pic of her in THE GOOD EARTH (still in her twenties playing an old Chinese peasant) back when Hollywood let non-Asian actors play Asians and she pulled it off beautifully by becoming the character not the make up (part Hollywood glamour part actual old Asian lady):
And here she is in THE GREAT ZIEGFELD, her other Best Actress win (playing a character that couldn't be further away from the one above but was made the year before THE GOOD EARTH):
And here's a good obit that tells her story better than I could and has some great photos etc..

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