Reginald Gardiner
(Movies & TV)
Clark Gable
(Movies & TV)
Walter Pidgeon
(Movies & TV)
Laurence Olivier
(Movies & TV)
Mrs. Miniver (film)
(Movies & TV)
Clyde Brion Davis

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Greer Garson

Knowledge Identifier: +Greer_Garson


Greer Garson

British actress who was very popular during World War II, being listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's top ten box office draws in 1942-46 add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1904.

Countries: United States (48%), United Kingdom (26%), (22%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Reginald Gardiner, Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon

Linked to: King's College London, University of Grenoble, Southern Methodist University, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer




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Greer Garson was born in 1904 add something


"'Greer Garson"', CBE was a British actress who was very popular during World War II, being listed by the "Motion Picture Herald" as one of America's top ten box office draws in 1942-46 add something


She appeared on television during its earliest years , most notably starring in a thirty-minute production of an excerpt of "Twelfth Night" in May 1937, with Dorothy Black add something


Garson was signed to a contract with MGM in late 1937, but did not begin work on her first film, "Goodbye, Mr. Chips", until late 1938 add something


Clyde Brion Davis - The Book of the Month Club chose "The Anointed" as its selection for August 1937 and MGM adapted the novel in 1945 to the MGM movie "Adventure" starring Clark Gable and Greer Garson


Garson's popularity dropped somewhat in the late 1940s, but she remained a prominent film star until the mid-1950s add something


She received critical acclaim the next year for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1940 film, "Pride and Prejudice" add something


Pride and Prejudice - Some of the notable film versions include that of 1940 starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier , and that of 2005 starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen


Jane Austen - The first film adaptation was the 1940 MGM production of "Pride and Prejudice" starring Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson


Garson starred with Joan Crawford in "When Ladies Meet" in 1941, and that same year became a major box office star with the sentimental Technicolor drama, "Blossoms in the Dust", which brought her the first of five consecutive Best Actress Oscar nominations, tying Bette Davis' 1938-42 record, a record that still stands add something


Mrs. Miniver (film) - Miniver"' is a 1942 British dramatic film directed by William Wyler, and starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon


The actual marriage reportedly lasted only a few weeks, but it was not formally dissolved until 1943 add something


Clark Gable - Gable's first movie after World War II was the 1945 production of Adventure, with his ill-matched co-star Greer Garson.


" They divorced in 1947, with Garson claiming that Ney called her a "has-been" and belittled her age, as well as testimony from Garson that he physically abused her add something


Mrs. Miniver (film) - In 1950, a film sequel "The Miniver Story" was made with Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon reprising their roles


In 1951, she became a naturalised citizen of the United States add something


The African Queen (film) - "The African Queen" was adapted as a one-hour radio play on the December 15, 1952 broadcast of Lux Radio Theater with Humphrey Bogart reprising his film role and joined by Greer Garson


She made only a few films after her MGM contract expired in 1954 add something


On 4 October 1956, Garson appeared with Reginald Gardiner as the first two guest stars in the series premiere of NBC's "The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford" add something


Reginald Gardiner - On 4 October 1956, Gardiner appeared with Greer Garson as the first two guest stars in the series premiere of NBC's "The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford"


In 1958, she received a warm reception on Broadway in "Auntie Mame", replacing Rosalind Russell, who had gone to Hollywood to make the film version add something


Garson appeared as a mystery guest on "What's My Line" on 6 April 1958 add something


In 1960, Garson received her seventh and final Oscar nomination for "Sunrise at Campobello", in which she played Eleanor Roosevelt, this time losing to Elizabeth Taylor for "Butterfield 8" add something


Garson's last film, in 1967, was Disney's "The Happiest Millionaire", although she made infrequent television appearances afterwards add something


In 1968, she narrated the children's television special "The Little Drummer Boy", which is currently being aired on ABC Family add something


They purchased the U.S. Hall of Fame champion Thoroughbred Ack Ack from the estate of Harry F. Guggenheim in 1971 and were highly successful as breeders add something


Eileen Herlie - When "Crown Matrimonial" was telecast on the Hallmark Hall of Fame in 1974, however, the role of Queen Mary went to film actress Greer Garson

Greer Garson died in 1996 add something


Greer Garson died from heart failure at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on 6 April 1996 at the age of 91 add something