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-ten 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 2,456,009 page views. Her biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Greer Garson is the 747th most popular actor (up from 1,107th in 2019), the 932nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,325th in 2019) and the 117th 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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Among actors, Greer Garson ranks 747 out of 10,030Before her are Hal Holbrook, Stephen Boyd, Robin Wright, Emmy Göring, Song Hye-rim, and Daniel Radcliffe. After her are Bubba Smith, Mildred Harris, Sebastian Shaw, Ida Rubinstein, James Mason, and Edward G. Robinson.

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Among people born in 1904, Greer Garson ranks 54Before her are Donald O. Hebb, Arshile Gorky, Count Basie, Gerhard Herzberg, Serge Lifar, and Lal Bahadur Shastri. After her are František Plánička, Arnold Gehlen, Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta, Moshé Feldenkrais, Otto Robert Frisch, and Leopold Trepper. Among people deceased in 1996, Greer Garson ranks 48Before her are Victor Ambartsumian, Georges Duby, Hideo Sakai, Virginia Cherrill, Martin Balsam, and Mohammad Najibullah. After her are Rafael Kubelík, Leonor Fini, Lucio Fulci, František Plánička, Ernesto Geisel, and Shūsaku Endō.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Greer Garson ranks 932 out of 6,924Before her are Stephen Boyd (1931), James Stirling (1926), Roger Daltrey (1944), William Smith (1769), Infante Alfonso Carlos, Duke of San Jaime (1849), and Daniel Radcliffe (1989). After her are Alan Hodgkin (1914), Keith Emerson (1944), Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848), Mary Ann Nichols (1845), Sebastian Shaw (1905), and Alan Parsons (1948).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Greer Garson ranks 117Before her are Ewan McGregor (1971), Tom Wilkinson (1948), Natasha Richardson (1963), Dominic Purcell (1970), Stephen Boyd (1931), and Daniel Radcliffe (1989). After her are Sebastian Shaw (1905), James Mason (1909), David Prowse (1935), Kim Cattrall (1956), Dirk Bogarde (1921), and Jeremy Brett (1933).

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