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Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo

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Also Known As: Died: April 15, 1990
Born: September 18, 1905 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sweden Profession: Cast ...
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1921:
Appeared in short publicity film, "How Not to Dress"
1922:
First leading role in comedy feature "Luffar Peter" ("Peter the Tramp")
1924:
Won first real notice for leading role in "The Atonement of Gosta Berling"
1924:
Discovered by Swedish director Mauritz Stiller, accompanied him to New York City (date approximate)
1925:
Awarded first Hollywood contract (MGM) thanks to Stiller
1926:
First American film, "The Torrent"
1927:
Separation from Stiller, who sailed back to Sweden after disagreements with MGM and Paramount
1928:
Death of Stiller
1929:
Last silent film, "The Kiss"
1930:
First sound film, "Anna Christie", filmed in English by Clarence Brown and in German by Jacques Feyder
1939:
First comedy, "Ninotchka"
1941:
Last film, "Two-Faced Woman"; abandoned film career at age 36
1991:
Garbo's $20 million estate was all left to her niece, Gray Reisfield (Sven Ake Fredriksson, a retired salesman, had unsuccessfully challenged the will claiming that he is the illegitimate son of her late brother, Sven Alfred Gustafson)

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