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By Michael Troyan

" during this first-ever biography of Greer Garson, Michael Troyan sweeps away the numerous myths that even this day veil her lifestyles. the real origins of her delivery, her fairy-tale discovery in Hollywood, and her occupation struggles at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are published for the 1st time. Garson mixed an everywoman caliber with grace, appeal, and refinement. She gained the Academy Award in 1941 for her function in Mrs. Miniver , and for the subsequent decade she reigned because the queen of MGM. Co-star Christopher Plummer remembered, ""Here used to be a siren who had intensity, power, dignity, and humor who might motivate nice belief, recommend deep mind and whose misty languorous eyes melted your center away!"" Garson earned a complete of 7 Academy Award nominations for top Actress, and fourteen of her movies premiered at Radio urban song corridor, enjoying for a complete of eighty-four weeks―a list by no means equaled by way of the other actress. She used to be a crucial determine within the golden age of the studios, operating with mythical performers Clark Gable, Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Errol Flynn, Joan Crawford, Robert Mitchum, Debbie Reynolds, and Walter Pidgeon. Garson's stories supply a desirable glimpse on the studio process within the years whilst stars have been heavily associated with a selected studio and moguls comparable to L.B. Mayer broke or made careers. With the advantage of particular entry to studio construction records, own letters and diaries, and the cooperation of her kin, Troyan explores the triumphs and tragedies of her own lifestyles, a narrative extra colourful than any position she performed on screen.

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