Luise Rainer, who won back-to-back best actress Oscars in 1936 and 1937 for The Great Zigfeld and The Good Earth but who has rarely made public appearances since then, has agreed to introduce a restored print of The Good Earth at the first TCM Classic Film Festival, scheduled to be held in Hollywood April 22-25 at the Grauman's Chinese and Egyptian theaters. Rainer, who recently turned 100, is expected to join numerous celebrities from Hollywood's past, TCM said, including Jerry Lewis, who is scheduled to introduce a restored print of The King of Comedy and Norman Lloyd, who costarred in Alfred Hitchcock's Saboteur. The festival, which is being hosted by TCM's Robert Osborne, had previously announced that Mel Brooks, Tony Curtis, Jon Voight, Martin Landau, Buck Henry, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Kohler Weitz and Juanita Moore would also be participating.

11/02/2010