Luise Rainer, a Hollywood star few remember today, fled Nazi Germany for Hollywood and soared to fame in the 1930s as the first star to win back-to-back Oscars. She just died in London at the ripe old age of 104. Rainer left Hollywood after fighting with Louis B. Mayer and other studio heads and lived the rest of her long, interesting lfe in London and Geneva, where she studied medicine, aided orphaned refugees of the Spanish Civil War, appeared at war bond rallies in the United States and entertained Allied troops in North Africa and Italy during WW2. After that she painted and wrote – and also rather frequently climbed mountains for the sport of it. But her exchange with the notoriously nasty Louis B. Mayer, posted below, is perhaps the classic takedown of the studio chief and a surprising nod to religion.