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Greer Garson (1904–1996)


Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson was born on September 29, 1904 in London, England, to Nancy Sophia (Greer) and George Garson, a commercial clerk. She was of Scottish and Ulster-Scots descent. Her childhood was a normal if not non-descript life. Greer showed no early signs of interest in becoming an actress. She was educated at the University of London ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 91) in Dallas, Texas, USA

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Alice Bailey
 1978 Little Women (TV Mini-Series)
Aunt Kathryn March
- Pilot (1978) ... Aunt Kathryn March
 1976 The Little Drummer Boy Book II (TV Short)
Our Story Teller (voice, as Miss Greer Garson)
 1974 Crown Matrimonial (TV Movie)
Queen Mary
 1968 The Little Drummer Boy (TV Short)
Our Story Teller (voice, as Miss Greer Garson)
 1967 The Happiest Millionaire
Mother
 1966 The Singing Nun
Mother Prioress
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Juliette Harben
- The Shadowed Affair (1962) ... Juliette Harben
 1960 Pepe
Greer Garson
 1960 Captain Brassbound's Conversion (TV Movie)
Lady Cicely Waynflete
 1956-1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Antonia Stuart / Lydia Shaw / Molly Malloy
- R.S.V.P. (1960) ... Antonia Stuart
- The Earring (1957) ... Lydia Shaw
 1957 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Greer Garson
- Kathy's Big Chance (1957) ... Greer Garson
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Liza Richardson
- Revenge (1957) ... Liza Richardson
 1956 The Little Foxes (TV Movie)
Regina Giddens
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
- Career (1956)
 1954 Her Twelve Men
Jan Stewart
 1939 Remember?
Linda Bronson
 1937 How He Lied to Her Husband (TV Movie)
 1937 Theatre Parade (TV Series)
Yasmin / Viola
- Hassan: Part 2 (1937) ... Yasmin
- Hassan: Part 1 (1937) ... Yasmin
- Twelfth Night (1937) ... Viola
 1937 The School for Scandal (TV Movie)
 1934 Inasmuch... (Short)
St. Clara
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Stage: Appeared in William Shakespeare's play, "A Midsummer's Night Dream", at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park, London, England, with Phyllis Neilson-Terry, Pamela Stanley, Ian Swinley, John Laurie (as "Lysander"), Andrew Leigh, Sir Robert Atkins (also director), Valentine Rooke, Margaretta Scott, Eileen Beldon and Leslie French ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 40 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 90 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Miss Greer Garson

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[speaking in the 1970s] "I've been offered nymphomaniacs, kleptomaniacs, pyromaniacs, homicidal maniacs and just plain maniacs. I think producers felt that after playing a long series of noble and admirable characters there would be quite a lot of shock value in seeing me play something altogether different. But I prefer upbeat stories that send people out of the theater feeling better than they ... See more »

Trivia:

While at MGM in the 1940s she said that she would liked to have been cast in more comedies rather than dramas, and was jealous that those roles were given to another redhead who recently signed with the studio, Lucille Ball. Ironically, Ball was dissatisfied at being overlooked for dramatic roles. See more »

Trademark:

Red Hair

Nickname:

Duchess

Star Sign:

Libra

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