Louise Rainer, Happy Birthday! Born January 12th, 1910, in Dusseldorf, Germany. 104 years young today! Very best wishes.

Classic Film Aficionados



Louise Rainer would have been 105 years today but we lost this shining star on December 30, 2014, in London.

“Just as the light of a sun

is seen for years to come

even after it kindles no flame

we will see the Rainer light

still bright on the silver-screen

and in our homes so keen

in each role as she did mean”


With just 9 movies from 1932 to 1943 Louise Rainer did not find Hollywood a welcoming place. It did not fit into her world-view of life. Yet, she was able to parlay her short film career into something memorable. Acting, that was full of grace and an understated realistic approach that had not been seen in Hollywoodland before and only few times since. Much of her celluloid communication came through her doe-like eyes and the extreme line by line, chin, brow and forehead facial control which she possessed. Two films, The…

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