Perfect Spouse Pre-Requisites

13 Jan

I just finished watching a documentary on Turner Classic Movies about Luise Rainer.  Occasion:  Her 101st birthday.  Born in 1910, she is a two-time Academy Award winner, taking home Best Actress in her second American Film, “The Great Ziegfeld” in 1936 followed by another the next year for her portrayal of an unassuming Chinese woman in “The Good Earth“, stealing the honors out from under the likes of Garbo.

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She was married for 47 years to her second husband, an Englishman, of whom she says, “He was idiotically in love with me” and “He thought I was the center of the Universe, which was pretty good!”

I think those are damn fine pre-requisites in a mate, and closely fit my own criteria.  Proof that the gap between the younger and older generations is not so wide as some would lead us to believe!

May you live may more happy and charming years, Grand Dame Luise Rainer.  Mwah!

4 Responses to “Perfect Spouse Pre-Requisites”

  1. Catz January 16, 2011 at 1:01 AM #

    Wow – she is 101?? Really? I remember her in the Good Earth – great movie! That was in the day when having Chinese play Chinese was unheard of!

  2. Catz January 16, 2011 at 1:06 AM #

    PS: I agree with your pre-requisites for a mate.

    • Faerie♥Kat January 16, 2011 at 7:11 PM #

      She was absolutely adorable and charming in the interview, it was plainly clear why her husband was “idiotically” in love with her.

      I adore Katherine Hepburn, but there was nothing worse than her role as Jade, a headstrong Chinese woman who stands up to the Japanese in the film Dragon Seed. Gak! And that film was made in 1944. Hollywood was (and is) truly a dumb-ass entity.

  3. Marvin the Martian January 19, 2011 at 1:34 PM #

    LOL, center of the universe.

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