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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 »

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(age 91) in Dallas, Texas, USA

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Mrs. Miniver
Mrs. Miniver Mrs. Miniver
(1942)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Goodbye, Mr. Chips Katherine
(1939)
Random Harvest
(1942)
Madame Curie
Madame Curie Marie Curie
(1943)

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(September 24 to November 9, 1968) She acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "Captain Brasshound's Conversion," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Darren McGavin, Jim Backus, Paul Ford, John Williams, George Rose and Tony Tanner in the cast. Joseph Anthony was director. See more »

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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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[speaking in 1968] 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 did ... See more »

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She was a fan of the film Top Gun (1986). See more »

Trademark:

Red Hair

Nickname:

Duchess

Star Sign:

Libra

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