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Greta Garbo
Birth: Sep. 18, 1905
Stockholm
Stockholms län, Sweden
Death: Apr. 15, 1990
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Legendary Actress. Greta Garbo was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson on September 18, 1905 in Stockholm, Sweden to poor parents. She went to work at the age of 14, first as a lather girl in a barbershop, and then as a clerk in a department store. In her first motion picture, "Luffar-Petter" (1922) she played a bathing beauty. She studied at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm from 1922 to 1924. During that period of time, she met Mauritz Stiller, the Swedish director who gave her a role in "Gosta Berlings Saga" (1924). He also gave her the stage name of Greta Garbo and trained her in cinema-acting techniques. When Stiller went to the United States to work for MGM in 1925, he demanded that Greta be given a contract as well. She appeared in 27 films, the most important of her silent films being "The Torrent" (1926), "Flesh and the Devil" (1927), and "Love"(1927) along with John Gilbert with whom she had a torrid affair. "Anna Christie" (1930) was the talking picture in which her rich, low voice was first heard. Although it was a great success, Garbo despised it. It earned her the first of four Academy Award nominations. At age 36, after the flop of her film "Two Faced Woman" (1941), Garbo withdrew from Hollywood and retired to a more secluded life in New York City. In 1954, she was awarded a special Academy Award for unforgettable performances. Garbo died on April 15, 1990, in New York. She was one of the most glamorous and popular stars of the 1920s and 1930s. (bio by: Marta Monk) 
 
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Skogskyrkogården (The Woodland Cemetery)
Enskede
Stockholms kommun
Stockholms län, Sweden
 
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