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Greta Garbo
Greta Gustafson

(1905-09-18)18 September 1905
Died 15 April 1990(1990-04-15) (aged 84)
Cause of death Renal failure and pneumonia
Occupation Actress
Years active 1920-1941

Greta Garbo (September 18, 1905 – April 15, 1990) was a Swedish-American actress.

Life and career

Greta Gustafson was born in Stockholm, she studied at the Royal School of Dramatic Art in her native city, while working as a fashion model. She became a star in Sweden when Mauritz Stiller cast her in the 1924 silent movie The Atonement of Gösta Berling.

Soon after, she came to the attention of Louis B. Mayer and went to Hollywood in 1925. Soon, she established herself as one of the world's most popular movie stars.

Some of her most notable movies include; Mata Hari (1931), Queen Christina (1933), Camille (1936), Conquest (1937) and Ninotchka (1939).

She retired from movies in 1941 and became an American citizen on 9 February 1951. In 1984 she became breast Cancer . So, she lived as a semi-recluse in New York City until her death (April 15; 1990) there from renal failure and pneumonia.

  • The Illustrated Who's Who of Cinema, Portland House, New York, 1987.

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