Welcome, guest! ~ Login ~ Register 

Quick Search:

S9.com / Biographies /

Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson (Garson-Greer)

Born: 1908 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses


1904 - Born in Manor Park, London, England on the 29th of September.

1933 - Her first husband, whom she married on the 28th of September, was Edward Alec Abbot Snelson.

1937 - She also appeared on television during the earliest years of its existence, most notably in a thirty minute production of an excerpt of Twelfth Night in May, alongside Peggy Ashcroft.

1939 - She was discovered by Louis B. Mayer while he was in London looking for new talent.

         - She was signed to a contract with MGM and appeared in her first American film, Goodbye, Mr. Chips.

         - She received her first Oscar nomination for the role, but lost to Vivien Leigh for Gone with the Wind.

1940 - She receive critical acclaim the next year for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the film, Pride and Prejudice

1941 - Became a major box office star with the sentimental technicolor drama Blossoms in the Dust which brought her the first of five consecutive Best Actress Oscar nominations, tying Bette Davis'.

1942 - Won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as a strong British wife and mother surviving in the midst of World War II, in Mrs. Miniver.

1943 - She was also nominated for Madame Curie.

         - Her second husband, whom she married, was Richard Ney.

1944 - Nominated for a role in Mrs. Parkington.

1945 - She was teamed with Clark Gable in his first film since returning from war service entitled Adventure.

         - Nominated for a role in and The Valley of Decision.

1949 - She married a millionaire Texas oilman and horse breeder, E. E. "Buddy" Fogelson.

1951 - She became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

1954 - Her MGM contract expired, she made only a few films.

1958 - She received a warm reception on Broadway in Auntie Mame, replacing Rosalind Russell, who had gone to Hollywood to make the film version.

1960 - Received her seventh and final Oscar nomination for Sunrise at Campobello, in which she played Eleanor Roosevelt, this time losing to Elizabeth Taylor for BUtterfield 8.

1967 - Her last film was The Happiest Millionaire, although she made infrequent television appearances.

1968 - She narrated the children's television special The Little Drummer Boy.

1996 - Died from heart failure in Dallas on the 6th of April, at the age of 91. She is interred there in the Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.


Page last updated: 4:15am, 20th Mar '07