First actress to win consecutive Oscars Luise Rainer passes away at 104

Hollywood's golden era actress Luise Rainer, who became the first winner of consecutive Oscars in the 1930s, has passed away at the age of 104.

First actress to win consecutive Oscars Luise Rainer passes away at 104

London: Hollywood's golden era actress Luise Rainer, who became the first winner of consecutive Oscars in the 1930s, has passed away at the age of 104.

The German-born star was named best actress in 1936 and 1937, a feat achieved by only five actors inAcademy Awards history to date, the BBC reported.

Rainer was married twice, and second husband Robert Knittel died in 1989 after their marriage of 44 years.

The couple had one daughter, Francesca Knittel-Bowyer, who said her mother had died from pneumonia at her London home. 

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