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Actress Luise Rainer, 1930s back-to-back Oscar winner, dies.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 01:46

Dec. 30 - The latest celebrity news including back-to-back Oscar winner, actress Luise Rainer dies at the age of 104. John Russell reports.

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The actress Luise Rainer, who became the first winner of consecutive Oscars in the 1930s, died on Tuesday (December 30) at the age of 104 from pneumonia. Born in Germany, Rainer was named Best Actress in 1936 and 1937 for her performances in 'The Great Ziegfeld' and 'The Good Earth' - an achievement by only four other actors in Academy Awards history. A star of cinema's golden era, Rainer spent much of her life in London after her career rapidly declined in the early 40s. Rainer was married twice. Actor Dustin Diamond, who played the nerdy "Screech" on the sitcom "Saved by the Bell," appeared in court on Monday (December 29) in Wisconsin where he is accused of stabbing a man during a bar fight on Christmas, according to court records. Diamond, 37, was charged with recklessly endangering safety, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct in the Dec. 25 incident. His fiancée was charged with disorderly conduct, court records showed. The actor, who's career of late includes smaller TV roles and reality shows, was released on a 10,000 dollar bond (USD). The box office in 2015 will look familiar with Hollywood releasing a number of big budget sequels scheduled to hit the screen. One of the most anticipated is 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'. The trailer for the seventh film in the franchise was released in late November and sees many iconic images, such as stormtroopers, light sabers, X-Wings and the Millennium Falcon. Another film expected to be one of the biggest in 2015 is 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' which reunites Marvel Comics' team and adds a few extra characters, including Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. And with its 24th sequel, the Bond franchise is also returning in 2015 with the release of 'Spectre'. Sony Pictures held an event to launch the new movie in December, announcing the return of director Sam Mendes as well as Bond himself Daniel Craig, ahead of its launch in October 2015.

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Actress Luise Rainer, 1930s back-to-back Oscar winner, dies.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 01:46