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|Also Known As:||Died:||December 30, 2014|
|Born:||January 12, 1910||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Düsseldorf, , DE||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Raised in Germany, Switzerland and Austria
Left home to pursue acting career at age 16
Joined Max Reinhardt's acting company
Film debut in "Ja der Himmel uber Wien"
Made U.S. film debut in "Escapade," the first of three films made with William Powell; took over part abandoned by Myrna Loy
Won first Academy Award for playing Anna Held in "The Great Ziegfeld"; became the first actress to win an Oscar for portraying a real-life person
Won second Oscar as O-Lan in "The Good Earth"
Left MGM after a series of box office and critical flops; retired from the film industry
Starred on Broadway in revival of "A Kiss for Cinderella"
Made last film for 54 years, "Hostages" (Paramount)
Appeared as a performer on the "Woman Overboard" production of "Faith Baldwin's Theater of Romance" (ABC)
Once again appeared on a televised play, the "Torment" episode of "Suspense" (CBS)
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Coaxed out of a 20-year retirement to appear on "Combat!" (ABC)
Made occasional stage appearances during her "retirement" from film acting, including a solo performance of Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "Enoch Arden" at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall in Los Angeles, CA
Guest starred on the long-running primetime series "The Love Boat" (ABC)
Turned up as perhaps the best witness in TNT's "MGM: When the Lion Roars"
Returned to features with an extended cameo in Karoly Makk's "The Gambler," starring Michael Gambon as Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Celebrated her 100th birthday
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