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Greer Garson

1904 - 1996

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Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson (29 September 1904 – 6 April 1996) was an English-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 2,665,159 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Greer Garson is the 1,054th most popular actor (down from 747th in 2019), the 1,185th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 932nd in 2019) and the 153rd 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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  • 55

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  • 3.16

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  • 5.57

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Among actors, Greer Garson ranks 1,054 out of 9,996Before her are Stephen Fry, Lee Grant, Dick York, Song Hye-rim, Ashton Kutcher, and Rosanna Arquette. After her are Ed Lauter, Simon Baker, John Noble, Pedro Infante, Henry Cavill, and Youn Yuh-jung.

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Among people born in 1904, Greer Garson ranks 76Before her are Henri Cartan, Yves Congar, Ba Jin, Kuvempu, Rudolf Arnheim, and Hans Hartung. After her are Walther Hewel, Viktor Brack, Sergey Biryuzov, Georges Canguilhem, Margaret Bourke-White, and Josef Bühler. Among people deceased in 1996, Greer Garson ranks 74Before her are Leonor Fini, Mieczysław Weinberg, Michel Debré, Obdulio Varela, Mary Leakey, and Bob Paisley. After her are Spiro Agnew, Hans Blumenberg, Zeki Müren, Saul Bass, Pavel Sudoplatov, and Jack Churchill.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Greer Garson ranks 1,185 out of 7,765Before her are Edward Bach (1886), Blanche of Lancaster (1345), Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (1287), Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884), Charles Bell (1774), and Joan of Kent (1328). After her are Thomas Hodgkin (1798), Nicko McBrain (1952), William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse (1800), Dave Murray (1956), James Jeans (1877), and Hudson Taylor (1832).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Greer Garson ranks 153Before her are Marty Feldman (1934), Rosamund Pike (1979), Idris Elba (1972), Paul Scofield (1922), Roddy McDowall (1928), and Stephen Fry (1957). After her are Alan Bates (1934), Guy Pearce (1967), Clive Owen (1964), David Warner (1941), Keira Knightley (1985), and Jason Isaacs (1963).

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