Luise Rainer

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Sue Lawley's guest this week is the actress Luise Rainer who recently appeared in the film The Gambler. In 1936 she won the first of two Oscars for her telephone scene in the film The Great Zeigfeld. Despite her success, she felt uncomfortable in Hollywood and made her friends among the European expatriate community, including Schoenburg, Einstein and Thomas Mann.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: The Creation by Franz Joseph Haydn
Book: The Proper Study of Mankind by Isaiah Berlin
Luxury: To be missed by the people she loves

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45 minutes

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Fri 2 Apr 1999 09:00


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PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestLuise Rainer

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