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  • Greer Garson

    Born on September 29, 1904 in London, England

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Sunrise at Campobello (1960)

Greer Garson as "Eleanor Roosevelt"

In the summer of 1921, unsuccessful vice-presidential candidate Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Ralph Bellamy) is vacationing with his family at their estate on Campobello Island on the Maine/New Brunswick border. During their stay, the 39-year-old Roosevelt comes down with a fever and sudden paralysis that is eventually diagnosed as polio. With the help of his wife, Eleanor (Greer Garson), and his close friend and political consultant, Louis Howe (Hume Cronyn), FDR battles his newfound disability.

Academy Award (1960) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1960) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Mrs. Parkington (1944)

Greer Garson as "Susie `'Sparrow'` Parkington"

Now in her 80s, Susie Parkington (Greer Garson) recalls her marriage six decades earlier, which was followed by the revelation that her husband, Augustus (Walter Pidgeon), was still romantically entangled with French Baroness Aspasia Conti (Agnes Moorehead). She also looks back on the untimely passing of her mother and one of her children, two of the defining events of her life. And with her adult son needing a cash infusion to save his skin, she ponders the fate of her fortune.

Academy Award (1944) Nominated Best Actress

Madame Curie (1943)

Greer Garson as "Marie Curie"

Poor physics student Marie (Greer Garson) is studying at the Sorbonne in 1890s Paris. One of the few women studying in her field, Marie encounters skepticism concerning her abilities, but is eventually offered a research placement in Pierre Curie's (Walter Pidgeon) lab. The scientists soon fall in love and embark on a shared quest to extract, from a particular type of rock, a new chemical element they have named radium. However, their research puts them on the brink of professional failure.

Academy Award (1943) Nominated Best Actress

Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Greer Garson as "Kay Miniver"

A moving drama about a middle-class English family learning to cope with war, told in a series of dramatic vignettes. The family, headed by the lovely and gracious matriarch, endures the departure of the father for the beaches at Dunkirk, the discovery of a wounded Nazi pilot, the death of the daughter-in-law in an air raid, and the entry of the son into the Royal Air Force.

Academy Award (1942) Won Best Actress

Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Greer Garson as "Edna Gladney"

Edna Gladney lost her son when he was very young. By chance she discovered the injustice within the law towards children whose parents are unknown, and decided to open an orphanage for these children, despite the stigma. She fought against the unfair laws that discriminated against children born out of wedlock.

Academy Award (1941) Nominated Best Actress

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Greer Garson as "Katherine"

Young schoolteacher Charles Edward Chipping (Robert Donat) imposes strict discipline on his young charges at a Victorian-era English public school, becoming a fearsome presence on the campus grounds. But the love of spirited young suffragette Katherine Ellis (Greer Garson) brings the Latin instructor out of his shell and makes him a beloved campus institution into the 20th century and through the shattering violence of World War I. The film is based on the best-selling novel by James Hilton.

Academy Award (1939) Nominated Best Actress

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