Greer Garson

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  • Birth Name: Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson
  • Birth Place: Manor Park, Essex, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/29/1904, Libra
  • Date of Death: 04/06/1996
  • Profession: Actor
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Greer Garson Fast Facts:
  • Made her stage debut in 1932 in a production of Street Scene at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
  • Small-screen debut was in the BBC's Play Parade in 1937.
  • Received a career boost from her Oscar-nominated turn as Katherine in 1939's Goodbye, Mr. Chips, her first film role.
  • Appeared alongside fellow actor Walter Pidgeon in eight motion pictures, the first being 1941's Blossoms in the Dust.
  • Holds the record for longest Oscar acceptance speech for her 1943 Best Actress award for Mrs. Miniver.
  • Greer Garson Relationships:
  • George Garson - Father
  • Richard Ney - Ex-husband
  • Nina Sophia Greer Garson - Mother
  • Edward Alec Abbot Snelson - Ex-husband
  • Elijah E. Fogelson - Husband (deceased)
  • Gayle D. Fogelson - Stepson
  • Greer Garson Awards:
  • 1960 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1942 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1944 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1939 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1943 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1945 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1961 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1941 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of London, London, England (BA, 1926)

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