Greer Garson was a British-American actress who won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1942 for her title role in Mrs. Miniver. One of the most popular actresses of the World War II era, Garson was listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America’s top-ten box office draws from 1942 to 1946. Born Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson on September 29, 1904 in London, England, to Nancy Sophia and George Garson, a commercial clerk, she was of Scottish and Ulster-Scots descent. She attended and graduated from the University of London and studied at the University of Grenoble. After many stage appearances, Garson was signed to a contract with MGM. She became one of the studio’s top ten box office draws. She received seven Academy Award nominations and she won the award for Mrs. Miniver (1942). She died from heart failure at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, on April 6, 1996 at the age of 91. She was married three times.
Greer Garson Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 29 September 1904
Birth Place: Manor Park, London, United Kingdom
Date of Death: 6 April 1996
Death Place: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States
Cause of Death: Heart failure
Birth Name: Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Occupation: Actress, Singer, Philanthropist
Nationality: British, American
Race/Ethnicity: White (Scottish, Ulster-Scots)
Hair Color: Red
Eye Color: Green
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Greer Garson Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 121 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 55 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 6″
Height in Meters: 1.68 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Body Measurements: 36-25-37 in (91.5-63.5-94 cm)
Breast Size: 36 inches (91.5 cm)
Waist Size: 25 inches (63.5 cm)
Hips Size: 37 inches (94 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 36B
Feet/Shoe Size: 8 (US)
Dress Size: 6 (US)
Greer Garson Family Details:
Father: George Garson
Mother: Nina Sophia Garson
Spouse/Husband: Buddy Fogelson (m. 1949–1987), Richard Ney (m. 1943–1947), Edward Alec Abbot Snelson (m. 1933–1940)
Greer Garson Education:
King’s College London
University of London
University of Grenoble
Greer Garson Facts:
*She was born on September 29, 1904 in London, England, UK.
*One of the most popular actress during the 1940s.
*She used to work for an advertising agency before appearing onstage in 1932.
*She became an American citizen in 1951.
*There is a Greer Garson Theater on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
*She was a fan of the 1986 film Top Gun.
*She was honored as Turner Classic Movies Star of the Month for March 2013.
*She was awarded the CBE in the 1993 Queen’s Honours List for her services to drama and entertainment.