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Greer Garson (1904–1996)

British-American actress and singer. She was a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer who became popular during the Second World War for her portrayal of strong women on the homefront.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1904
Greer Garson bathing, 1948, Photoplay magazine movie advertisement
Greer Garson was a British-American actress born on September 29, 1904, in Manor Park, London, England, and she passed away on April 6, 1996, in Dallas, Texas, USA. She was renowned for her elegant and poised performances in classic Hollywood films during the 1940s. Garson's career flourished at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), where she starred in several successful films, earning critical acclaim and numerous awards.

One of her most memorable roles was as Mrs. Miniver in the 1942 film "Mrs. Miniver," for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. This film, directed by William Wyler, was a poignant portrayal of life in Britain during World War II and was highly praised for its emotional depth and realism. Garson's portrayal of the resilient and courageous Mrs. Miniver resonated deeply with audiences and remains one of her most iconic performances.

Throughout her career, Garson received a total of seven Academy Award nominations for Best Actress, an impressive feat that underscored her talent and versatility as an actress. In addition to "Mrs. Miniver," some of her other notable films include "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (1939), "Pride and Prejudice" (1940), "Madame Curie" (1943), and "Random Harvest" (1942).
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When Ladies Meet 1941 poster - Vintage movie public domain poster

When Ladies Meet 1941 poster - Vintage movie public domain poster

Poster for the 1941 film When Ladies Meet.. The item has no copyright markings on it as can be seen in the links above. At bottom left is Litho in USA and #6409. At bottom right is Tooker Litho Co. NY-they pri... More

Eleanor Roosevelt, Ralph Bellamy, and Greer Garson (filming Sunrise at Campobello) in Hyde Park - NARA - 196048

Eleanor Roosevelt, Ralph Bellamy, and Greer Garson (filming Sunrise at...

Public domain photograph related to FDR administration, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

A black and white photo of a woman in a dress. Greer garson actress vintage.

A black and white photo of a woman in a dress. Greer garson actress vi...

Stock photography: In the film the great gatsby, directed by / A black and white photo of a woman in a dress.

Clark Gable and Greer Garson in 'Adventure', 1945

Clark Gable and Greer Garson in 'Adventure', 1945

Clark Gable and Greer Garson in Adventure, 1945 Public domain photograph of a movie actress, film scene, movie industry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Valley of Decision magazine poster

The Valley of Decision magazine poster

Magazine poster of American melodrama film The Valley of Decision (1945).

Richard Ney and Greer Garson, 1946

Richard Ney and Greer Garson, 1946

Richard Ney and Greer Garson, 1946

Greer Garson Mundo Argentino

Greer Garson Mundo Argentino

Greer Garson on the Argentinean magazine cover.

Mrs. Miniver (1942 poster - Style C)

Mrs. Miniver (1942 poster - Style C)

"Style C" theatrical release poster for the 1942 film Mrs. Miniver.

Garson-Donat-Goodbye-Mr-Chips, Photoplay magazine

Garson-Donat-Goodbye-Mr-Chips, Photoplay magazine

Promotional photograph of Greer Garson and Robert Donat in the film Goodbye Mr. Chips

Mrs. Miniver (1942 poster - Style D)

Mrs. Miniver (1942 poster - Style D)

"Style D" theatrical release poster for the 1942 film Mrs. Miniver.

Prideundprejudice movie poster - Public domain movie poster

Prideundprejudice movie poster - Public domain movie poster

Poster for the 1940 film Pride and Prejudice.. The item has no copyright markings on it as can be seen in the links above. At bottom left is Litho in USA and (looks like)#440. At bottom right is Tooker Litho C... More

Davis, Sanders, Malden, Garson, Bogart Academy Awards 1952

Davis, Sanders, Malden, Garson, Bogart Academy Awards 1952

From left to right: Bette Davis, George Sanders, Karl Malden, Greer Garson & Humphrey Bogart during at the 24th Oscars (1952).

Greer Garson bathing, 1948, Photoplay magazine movie advertisement
Madame-Curie-LIFE-1944 - A man standing next to a woman in a bed

Madame-Curie-LIFE-1944 - A man standing next to a woman in a bed

Promotional photograph for the 1943 film Madame Curie From left: Walter Pidgeon, Greer Garson, Margaret O'Brien

Greer Garson Florenz Ames Telephone Time 1957

Greer Garson Florenz Ames Telephone Time 1957

Photo of Greer Garson and Florenz Ames from the television anthology series Telephone Time; episode "Revenge", aired September 10, 1957

Greer Garson in 'Strange Lady in Town', 1955

Greer Garson in 'Strange Lady in Town', 1955

Greer Garson in Strange Lady in Town, 1955

Garson Peck 1945

Garson Peck 1945

Greer Garson and Gregory Peck in a scene from the 1945 film The Valley of Decision.

Icon GoodbyeMrChipsTrailer7, public domain photograph

Icon GoodbyeMrChipsTrailer7, public domain photograph

日本語: 1939年製作の映画『チップス先生さようなら』の予告編動画より。チップス先生の妻キャサリンを演じるグリア・ガースン

Buddy Fogelson and Greer Garson, 1948

Buddy Fogelson and Greer Garson, 1948

Buddy Fogelson and Greer Garson, 1948

Blossoms in the Dust lobby card

Blossoms in the Dust lobby card

Lobby card for the American film Blossoms in the Dust (1941).

Goodbye Mr Chips Trailer 5 - A black and white photo of a woman with curly hair

Goodbye Mr Chips Trailer 5 - A black and white photo of a woman with c...

日本語: 1939年製作の映画『チップス先生さようなら』の予告編動画より。チップス先生の妻キャサリンを演じるグリア・ガースン

Greer Garson Franchot Tone The Little Foxes Hallmark Hall of Fame 1956

Greer Garson Franchot Tone The Little Foxes Hallmark Hall of Fame 1956

photo of Greer Garson and Franchot Tone in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of The Little Foxes.

Goodbye Mr Chips Trailer 6 - A black and white photo of a woman with curly hair

Goodbye Mr Chips Trailer 6 - A black and white photo of a woman with c...

日本語: 1939年製作の映画『チップス先生さようなら』の予告編動画より。チップス先生の妻キャサリンを演じるグリア・ガースン

Greer Garson with good friend Charles Mendl, 1949

Greer Garson with good friend Charles Mendl, 1949

Greer Garson with good friend Charles Mendl, 1949

Greer teresa pidgeon miniverpic

Greer teresa pidgeon miniverpic

Teresa Wright with Walter Pidgeon and Greer Garson in a publicity still for the American film Mrs. Miniver (1942). Garson is wearing a costume designed by costume designer Robert Kalloch.

Random Harvest 1942 - Japanese poster

Random Harvest 1942 - Japanese poster

Random Harvest 1947 - Japanese movie poster Public domain photograph of a movie film poster advertisement, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description