Greer Garson

Actress Greer Garson

Greer Garson, CBE was a British actress who was very popular during World War II, being listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's top ten box office draws in 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, and 1946. As one of MGM's major stars of the 1940s, Garson received seven Academy Award nominations, winning the Best Actress award for Mrs. Miniver (1942).
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Posthumous glory for the last but not least - The Australian
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And brief mentions for Random Harvest (Saturday, 9.25pm, Fox Classics), one of the imperishable Hollywood tear-jerkers, about a war veteran (Ronald Colman) who loses his memory and the wife (Greer Garson) who waits for him; Of Mice and Men (Tuesday,
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I am the ultimate Hollywood romance black and white movie sap who grew up with Bette Davis, Ronald Colman, Greer Garson et al. If I'm reading a romance, I want to be lifted up and feel the heart strings tingling. I don't mind the angst it takes to get
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The Bob Hope Lobby, Taubman Atrium and Greer Garson second floor lobby have had a furniture remodel. Three years ago, the Starbucks coffee cart was added to the Taubman Atrium. According to Jay Hengst, the Meadows facilities manager,
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Joan Crawford Movie Schedule: FORSAKING ALL OTHERS, POSSESSED - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Joan Crawford, Robert Taylor, Greer Garson. BW-105 mins. 12:45 PM DAISY KENYON (1947) On the rebound from a married man, a woman marries a veteran, just as her lover becomes available. Dir: Otto Preminger. Cast: Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews,
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Crime doesn't pay in Stanley Kubrick's excellent 'The Killing' - Pittsburg Morning Sun
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After serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II, Gable co-starred in 1945's "Adventure" with Greer Garson, one of the era's top actresses. In a role tailor-made for him, Gable plays a tough-as-nails sailor who romances a quiet librarian (Garson)
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Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights: do we need new film versions? - The Guardian
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The 1940 Hollywood version, with Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier as Elizabeth and Darcy, situates the action in a quaint, remote fairyland. "It happened," announces a title card, "in OLD ENGLAND", an idyllic backwater where chickens pick in the
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Supporting actor Ralph Bellamy featured Aug. 14 on TCM's Summer Under The Stars - Examiner.com
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Greer Garson stars opposite Bellamy as Eleanor Roosevelt. For her portrayal, Garson was nominated for an Oscar. The film also features Hume Cronyn as Louis Howe, longtime friend and political advisor to FDR. 1933's The Narrow Corner airs at 2am/1c
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Carey Mulligan, Marcus Mumford Engaged After Five Months! - Us Magazine
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... out of five nominations in 9 years and 4 of them Consecutive the only actress to have more consecutive best actress oscar nominations than Liz is Greer Garson with 5 of her 7 back to back from 42-46 looks like a match made in hipster heaven. lol!
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8 P.M. (TCM) LITERARY ROMANCE Turner Classic Movies presents five films adapted from beloved novels, starting with ''Pride and Prejudice'' (1940), the Jane Austen classic about five sisters out to nab husbands in 19th-century England, the better to produce an heir to save the family farm. Greer Garson plays Elizabeth Bennet, the eldest, most
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Video Reviews: Wacky 'Rango' is Western run amuck - Providence Journal
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“TCM Greatest Classic Films: Literary Romance” has “Little Women,” with Elizabeth Taylor and Margaret O'Brien; “Pride and Prejudice” with Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson; “Madame Bovary” starring Jennifer Jones and James Mason; and “Anna Karenina,”
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The Greatest Hollywood Director You May Never Have Heard Of - Huffington Post (blog)
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Mrs. Miniver (1942)- As war buffets Britain, the upper-middle-class Miniver family, headed by lovely Kay (Greer Garson) and husband Clem (Walter Pidgeon), strive to maintain a normal life, even planning for a local flower competition
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Exclusive extract from 'My Dolce Vita: A Memoir' - Telegraph.co.uk
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Celebrities poured in: Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner, Greta Garbo, Vivien Leigh, Joan Fontaine, Elizabeth Taylor, Greer Garson, Lana Turner and many more. Robert Taylor arrived with one wife, Barbara Stanwyck, had an affair with an
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Help yourself to seconds, or thirds - The Australian
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As for Random Harvest (Sunday, 10.15am and 6.15pm, TCM), the whole story is a repeat: a shell-shocked soldier (Ronald Colman) forgets about his wife (Greer Garson), who cares for him until an accident restores his memory. A beautiful, and unlikely,
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Sherpa's Top 10: Best teacher movies - STLtoday.com
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Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939): It has to be the original with Robert Donat and Greer Garson, not the 1969 remake with Peter O'Toole and Petula Clark. Donat plays a classics teacher who looks back on his life, and love. Nominated for a Best Picture Oscar,
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Emma Stone Offered 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' - Crave Online
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Previous actresses who have played Elizabeth Bennet (and variatons thereof) on film include Keira Knightley, Aishwarya Rai, Jennifer Ehle, Greer Garson and Renee Zellweger. Crave Online will be back with more Pride and Prejudice and Zombies news as it
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Movies, mischief and mayhem - Gonzales Inquirer
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Every time I entered the theater, I fell in love with the heroines of Hollywood's Golden era---Lana Turner, Hedy Lamar, Claudette Colbert, Ginger Rogers, Katherine Hepburn---but my most unwavering devotion was always reserved for Greer Garson,
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1996
    Age 91
    In her final years, Garson occupied a penthouse suite at the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. She died there from heart failure on 6 April 1996, at the age of 91.
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  • 1993
    Age 88
    In 1993, Queen Elizabeth II recognised Garson's achievements by investing her as Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
  • 1991
    Age 86
    Garson received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, her late husband's alma mater, in 1991.
  • 1982
    Age 77
    At age 78, Garson's final role for television was in a 1982 episode of The Love Boat, as a clairvoyant.
  • 1968
    Age 63
    In 1968, she narrated the children's television special The Little Drummer Boy, which continues to be aired on ABC Family.
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  • 1967
    Age 62
    Garson's last film, in 1967, was Walt Disney's The Happiest Millionaire, although she made infrequent television appearances afterwards.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1960
    Age 55
    In 1960, Garson received her seventh and final Oscar nomination for Sunrise at Campobello, in which she played Eleanor Roosevelt, this time losing to Elizabeth Taylor for BUtterfield 8.
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  • 1957
    Age 52
    She was a panelist on the 12 May 1957 episode.
  • 1956
    Age 51
    On 4 October 1956, Garson appeared with Reginald Gardiner as the first two guest stars of the series, in the premiere of NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1954
    Age 49
    She made only a few films after her MGM contract expired in 1954.
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  • 1951
    Age 46
    In 1951, she became a naturalised citizen of the United States.
  • 1949
    Age 44
    In 1949, Garson married a millionaire Texas oilman and horse breeder, E.E. "Buddy" Fogelson (1900–1987). In 1967, the couple retired to their "Forked Lightning Ranch" in New Mexico. They purchased the U.S. Hall of Fame champion Thoroughbred Ack Ack from the estate of Harry F. Guggenheim in 1971 and were highly successful as breeders.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1943
    Age 38
    Her second husband, whom she married (at age 39) on 24 July 1943, was Richard Ney (1916–2004), the younger actor (27 years old) who played her son in Mrs. Miniver. They divorced in 1947.
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    The actual marriage reportedly lasted only a few weeks, but it was not formally dissolved until 1943.
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  • 1942
    Age 37
    Garson won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1942 for her role as a strong British wife and mother in the middle of World War II in Mrs. Miniver. (Guinness Book of World Records credits her with the longest Oscar acceptance speech, at five minutes and 30 seconds, after which the Academy Awards instituted a time limit.) She was also nominated for Madame Curie (1943), Mrs. Parkington (1944), and The Valley of Decision (1945).
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  • 1941
    Age 36
    Garson starred with Joan Crawford in When Ladies Meet in 1941, and that same year became a major box-office star with the sentimental Technicolor drama, Blossoms in the Dust, which brought her the first of five consecutive Best Actress Oscar nominations, tying Bette Davis' 1938–42 record, which still stands.
  • 1940
    Age 35
    She received critical acclaim the next year for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1940 film, Pride and Prejudice.
  • 1937
    Age 32
    Louis B. Mayer discovered Garson while he was in London looking for new talent. Garson was signed to a contract with MGM in late 1937, but did not begin work on her first film, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, until late 1938.
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    She appeared on television during its earliest years (the late 1930s), most notably starring in a 30-minute production of an excerpt of Twelfth Night in May 1937, with Dorothy Black.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1933
    Age 28
    Garson was married three times. Her first marriage, on 28 September 1933, was to Edward Alec Abbot Snelson (1904–1992), later Sir Edward, a British civil servant who became a noted judge and expert in Indian affairs.
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  • 1932
    Age 27
    Greer Garson's early professional appearances were on stage, starting at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in January 1932.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1914
    Age 9
    For much of her life, Garson's true age was concealed from the public. When she was making feature films, her year of birth was given as 1914, making her 10 years younger than she really was.
  • 1910
    Age 5
    On the official passenger manifest she was listed under her married name, Greer Fogelson with an age of 39 years - making her year of birth 1910.
  • 1908
    Age 3
    Around this time, a more plausible year of birth for Garson, 1908, began to appear in print.
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  • 1904
    Born
    Greer Garson was born on 29 September 1904 in Manor Park, East Ham, Essex, the only child of Nina (née Nancy Sophia Greer; died 1958) and George Garson (1865–1906), a commercial clerk in a London importing business.
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