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Greta Lovisa Gustafsson
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Greta Garbo Fast Facts:
After her father died when she was 14, she left school to help care for her family.
Brought to Hollywood by director Mauritz Stiller.
Poster for her first talkie,
, read "Garbo Talks!", which became a catchphrase widely associated with her.
Retired from acting in 1941 at the age of 36; famously said "I want to be let alone."
Lived in the same apartment building with Valentina Schlee, wife of Garbo's long-time lover George Schlee, for more than 30 years; the women never spoke to each other.
Inspired the 1984 film
, about a terminally ill woman whose last wish is to meet Greta Garbo.
Long rumored to have had an affair with Mercedes de Acosta, letters between the two released after Garbo's death lacked evidence to prove the relationship was anything more than friendly.
Greta Garbo Relationships:
George Schlee - Ex-significant Other
Leopold Stokowski - Ex-significant Other
Karl Alfred Gustafsson - Father
Anna Lovisa Gustafsson - Mother
Sven Garbo - Brother
Alva Garbo - Sister
John Gilbert - Ex-fiancé
Greta Garbo Awards:
1930 Oscar: Best Actress - Nominee
1939 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
1954 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
1937 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
Royal Dramatic Theater Academy, Stockholm, Sweden
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