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Born: January 12, 1910 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Düsseldorf, , DE Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Germany, Switzerland and Austria
1926:
Left home to pursue acting career at age 16
1928:
Joined Max Reinhardt's acting company
1930:
Film debut in "Ja der Himmel uber Wien"
1935:
Made U.S. film debut in "Escapade," the first of three films made with William Powell; took over part abandoned by Myrna Loy
1936:
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
1937:
Won second Oscar as O-Lan in "The Good Earth"
1938:
Left MGM after a series of box office and critical flops; retired from the film industry
1942:
Starred on Broadway in revival of "A Kiss for Cinderella"
1943:
Made last film for 54 years, "Hostages" (Paramount)
1951:
Appeared as a performer on the "Woman Overboard" production of "Faith Baldwin's Theater of Romance" (ABC)
1954:
Once again appeared on a televised play, the "Torment" episode of "Suspense" (CBS)
1960:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1965:
Coaxed out of a 20-year retirement to appear on "Combat!" (ABC)
1983:
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
1984:
Guest starred on the long-running primetime series "The Love Boat" (ABC)
1992:
Turned up as perhaps the best witness in TNT's "MGM: When the Lion Roars"
1997:
Returned to features with an extended cameo in Karoly Makk's "The Gambler," starring Michael Gambon as Fyodor Dostoyevsky
2010:
Celebrated her 100th birthday

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