Greer Garson

1904 - 1996

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Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson (29 September 1904 – 6 April 1996) was a British-American actress and singer. She was a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer who became popular during the Second World War for her portrayal of strong women on the homefront; listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's top-10 box office draws from 1942 to 1946. The fourth most-nominated woman for the Best Actress Oscar, Garson received seven Academy Award nominations, including a record-tying (with Bette Davis) five consecutive nominations (1941–1945) in the actress category, winning for her performance in the title role of the 1942 film Mrs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Greer Garson has received more than 3,236,079 page views. Her biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Greer Garson is the 1,675th most popular actor (down from 1,050th in 2019), the 1,661st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,181st in 2019) and the 226th most popular British Actor.

Greer Garson is most famous for her role in the 1942 film Mrs. Miniver, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. She was also nominated for the award for her performance in the film Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939).

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  • 3.2M

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  • 55.40

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  • 56

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.29

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  • 6.24

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Greer Garson ranks 1,675 out of 13,578Before her are Sebastian Koch, Joseph Wiseman, Zhang Ziyi, Martin Lawrence, Richard Bohringer, and Estelle Getty. After her are Machiko Kyō, Melissa McBride, Ricardo Darín, Magali Noël, Mariangela Melato, and Shu Qi.

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Among people born in 1904, Greer Garson ranks 109Before her are Delmer Daves, Nikolai Berzarin, Alexandrina of Balazar, Jacques Tourneur, Wang Ming, and Margaret Bourke-White. After her are Arkady Gaidar, Yulii Khariton, Giuseppe Terragni, Ding Ling, Juan José Arévalo, and Coleman Hawkins. Among people deceased in 1996, Greer Garson ranks 97Before her are David Packard, Lo Wei, Infanta María Cristina of Spain, Jo Van Fleet, Jack Churchill, and Don Simpson. After her are Yulii Khariton, Cao Yu, Leo Joseph Suenens, Ai Qing, Tiny Tim, and Shams Pahlavi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Greer Garson ranks 1,661 out of 8,785Before her are Joseph Henry Blackburne (1841), Eileen Atkins (1934), David Ogilvy (1911), Margaret Bondfield (1873), Jethro Tull (1674), and William Hamilton (1730). After her are Princess Patricia of Connaught (1886), John Latham (1740), Gemma Jones (1942), Thomas Rowlandson (1756), Dixie Dean (1907), and Paul Freeman (1943).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Greer Garson ranks 226Before her are Ida Lupino (1918), Eliza Poe (1787), Paul Scofield (1922), Lynn Redgrave (1943), Edward Fox (1937), and Eileen Atkins (1934). After her are Gemma Jones (1942), Paul Freeman (1943), Ralph Richardson (1902), Eric Campbell (1880), James Cosmo (1947), and Albert Austin (1881).

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