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Greer Garson
Birth: Sep. 29, 1904
Greater London, England
Death: Apr. 6, 1996
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Actress. Greer Garson was beautiful, bright and most of all strong - strong enough to make Laurence Olivier wither in "Pride and Prejudice," and Walter Pidgeon to back down in their multiple, memorable pairings.  Yet when she joined her strength to theirs and others, she became the symbol of a nation unconquered by Adolf Hitler. Born in London to father who died two years later, Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson received a fine education and gave up her dreams of becoming a teacher when the stage called. That's where Louis B. Mayer found her when looking for "new" talent in London. Her first American film, "Goodbye Mr. Chips," made her a star at age 35. In 1940, she was Elizabeth to Laurence Olivier's Mr. Darcy in "Pride and Prejudice," and in 1942 received the Academy Award for Best Actress for "Mrs. Miniver." To Americans, she was the embodiment of strength in Britain in those dark days, and her extraordinary talent was recognized with five consecutive Best Actress nominations - still a record shared only with Bette Davis. In 1960 she received her seventh and last Academy Award nomination for her performance as Eleanor Roosevelt in "Sunrise At Campobello." She remained a major star throughout the 1950s and 1960s, reaching out to a new generation through her 1968 narration of "The Little Drummer Boy" and a show-stealing appearance on "The Smothers Brothers." She was married three times, but her last marriage to Buddy Fogelsen, a Texas millionaire, lasted nearly 40 years (until his death), and Greer Garson improbably spent much of her life on a ranch in New Mexico. She died quietly at age 91 in 1996, perhaps not as well remembered as her peers like Davis, Hepburn, Stanwyck, but with seven Academy Award nominations, it's clear that Louis B. Mayer was on to something when he "discovered" Greer Garson. (bio by: Portia) 
Family links: 
  Nina Greer Garson (1880 - 1958)
  Richard M. Ney (1916 - 2004)*
  Elijah E. Fogelson (1900 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Heart failure 

Dignified Lady Of Grace And Beauty
Her Wit, Charm And Talent
Thrilled The World And Touched
All Who Knew Her
Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: At Fogelson Triangle (Ground Burial). Follow main entrance road straight towards the back
GPS (lat/lon): 32.86943, -96.77937
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2465
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Mrs.Greer Garson, you are great actress and woman, i can't forget you, although i didn't meet you but you are very dear to me, you made tears come to my eyes in your great film Random Harvest, your last scene in this film teach us what does it mean "pure ...(Read more)
- Hesham Hasanein
 Added: Apr. 23, 2016

- Findum2
 Added: Apr. 23, 2016
Happy Belated Angel Day Blessings on your anniversary of your passing. You were a terrific actress, I watch "Mrs. Miniver" every time is on TV love that movie. RIP dear Greer...always....
- Rosie
 Added: Apr. 11, 2016
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