Download e-book for kindle: A Rose for Mrs. Miniver: The Life of Greer Garson by Michael Troyan

By Michael Troyan

In this first-ever biography of Greer Garson, Michael Troyan sweeps away the various myths that even this day veil her existence. the real origins of her start, her fairy-tale discovery in Hollywood, and her profession struggles at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are printed for the 1st time. Garson mixed an everywoman caliber with grace, allure, and refinement. She gained the Academy Award in 1941 for her position in Mrs. Miniver, and for the following decade she reigned because the queen of MGM. Co-star Christopher Plummer remembered, "Here used to be a siren who had intensity, energy, dignity, and humor who may perhaps encourage nice belief, recommend deep mind and whose misty languorous eyes melted your middle away!" Garson earned a complete of 7 Academy Award nominations for most sensible Actress, and fourteen of her motion pictures premiered at Radio urban tune corridor, taking part in for a complete of eighty-four weeks--a list by no means equaled by way of the other actress. She was once a significant 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 reports provide a desirable glimpse on the studio method within the years whilst stars have been heavily associated with a specific studio and moguls comparable to L.B. Mayer broke or made careers. With the good thing about particular entry to studio creation documents, own letters and diaries, and the cooperation of her family members, 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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