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Greer Garson (1904–1996)


Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson was born on September 29, 1904 in London, England, to Nancy Sophia (Greer) and George Garson, a commercial clerk. She was of Scottish and Ulster-Scots descent. Her childhood was a normal if not non-descript life. Greer showed no early signs of interest in becoming an actress. She was educated at the University of London ... See full bio »

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(age 91) in Dallas, Texas, USA

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Mrs. Miniver
Mrs. Miniver Mrs. Miniver
(1942)
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice Elizabeth Bennet
(1940)
Random Harvest
(1942)
Sunrise at Campobello
Sunrise at Campobello Eleanor Roosevelt
(1960)

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 1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Alice Bailey
 1978 Little Women (TV Mini-Series)
Aunt Kathryn March
- Pilot (1978) ... Aunt Kathryn March
 1976 The Little Drummer Boy Book II (TV Short)
Our Story Teller (voice, as Miss Greer Garson)
 1974 Crown Matrimonial (TV Movie)
Queen Mary
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Frances B. Finch
- Lady at the Bar (1970) ... Frances B. Finch
 1968 The Little Drummer Boy (TV Short)
Our Story Teller (voice, as Miss Greer Garson)
 1967 The Happiest Millionaire
Mother
 1966 The Singing Nun
Mother Prioress
 1963 Invincible Mr. Disraeli (TV Movie)
Mary Anne Disraeli
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Juliette Harben
- The Shadowed Affair (1962) ... Juliette Harben
 1960 Pepe
Greer Garson
 1960 Sunrise at Campobello
Eleanor Roosevelt
 1960 Captain Brassbound's Conversion (TV Movie)
Lady Cicely Waynflete
 1956-1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Antonia Stuart / Lydia Shaw / Molly Malloy
- R.S.V.P. (1960) ... Antonia Stuart
- The Earring (1957) ... Lydia Shaw
- The Glorious Gift of Molly Malloy (1956) ... Molly Malloy
 1957 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Greer Garson
- Kathy's Big Chance (1957) ... Greer Garson
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Liza Richardson
- Revenge (1957) ... Liza Richardson
 1956 The Little Foxes (TV Movie)
Regina Giddens
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
- Career (1956)
 1955 Strange Lady in Town
Dr. Julia Winslow Garth
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Elena Krug
- Reunion in Vienna (1955) ... Elena Krug
 1954 Her Twelve Men
Jan Stewart
 1953 Scandal at Scourie
Victoria McChesney
 1953 Julius Caesar
Calpurnia
 1951 The Law and the Lady
Jane Hoskins
 1950 The Miniver Story
Kay Miniver
 1949 That Forsyte Woman
Irene Forsyte
 1948 Julia Misbehaves
Julia Packett
 1947 Desire Me
Marise Aubert
 1945 Adventure
Emily Sears
 1945 The Valley of Decision
Mary Rafferty
 1944 Mrs. Parkington
Susie Parkington
 1943 Madame Curie
Marie Curie
 1943 The Youngest Profession
Greer Garson
 1942 Random Harvest
Paula
 1942 Mrs. Miniver
Mrs. Miniver
 1941 When Ladies Meet
Claire Woodruff
 1941 Blossoms in the Dust
Edna Gladney
 1940 Pride and Prejudice
Elizabeth Bennet
 1939 Remember?
Linda Bronson
 1939 Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Katherine
 1937 How He Lied to Her Husband (TV Movie)
 1937 Theatre Parade (TV Series)
Yasmin / Viola
- Hassan: Part 2 (1937) ... Yasmin
- Hassan: Part 1 (1937) ... Yasmin
- Twelfth Night (1937) ... Viola
 1937 The School for Scandal (TV Movie)
 1934 Inasmuch... (Short)
St. Clara
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Auntie Mame" on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 40 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 90 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Miss Greer Garson

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

All I know about getting something that you want is that there are three essential things: wanting, trying and getting the opportunity, the breaks. None works alone without the others. Wanting is basic. Trying is up to you. And the breaks - I do know this, they always happen. See more »

Trivia:

Donated millions to have the Greer Garson Theater built, at the College of Santa Fe. She had three conditions that had to be followed: 1) It had to be a working circular stage, 2) the first play had to be A Midsummer's Night Dream, and 3) it had to have large ladies' restrooms. See more »

Trademark:

Red Hair

Nickname:

Duchess

Star Sign:

Libra

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