Piano Concerto in F major
Soloist: Oscar Levant Orchestra: New York Symphony Orchestra
Oscar winning actor
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]
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