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Greer Garson

Greer Garson

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Also Known As: Died: April 6, 1996
Born: September 29, 1903 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: Cast ...
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Various sources gave her year of birth as 1903, 1906 and 1908. It was revealed after her death that she was born in 1903.

Popular mythology has gently chided Greer Garson for supposedly giving the longest Academy Award acceptance speech in the history of the Oscars; actually, her speech was somewhat more in the ballpark of six minutes. It was, however, given at the end of a long evening, and Garson herself has recalled that she not only felt she had many people to thank, but also that she sincerely thought the moment an appropriate one to raise some issues about the award and the potential of the Academy itself.

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