Greer Garson

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Garson in c. 1940s

Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson (29 September 1904 – 6 April 1996) was an English actress. She was very popular during the 1940s. She was born in Manor Park, Essex.

After many stage appearances, Greer Garson was signed to a contract with MGM. She became one of the studio's top ten box office draws. Garson received seven Academy Award nominations and she won the award for Mrs. Miniver (1942). After the 1940s, her career declined.

Garson moved to the United States and in 1951 became an American citizen. She died from heart failure at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, on 6 April 1996 at the age of 91.

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