By Michael Troyan
In this first-ever biography of Greer Garson, Michael Troyan sweeps away the various myths that even this day veil her lifestyles. the real origins of her beginning, 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 following decade she reigned because the queen of MGM. Co-star Christopher Plummer remembered, "Here was once a siren who had intensity, energy, dignity, and humor who may perhaps motivate 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 movies premiered at Radio urban song corridor, enjoying for a complete of eighty-four weeks--a list by no means equaled via the other actress. She was once a important 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 reviews provide a desirable glimpse on the studio procedure within the years while stars have been heavily associated with a selected studio and moguls similar to L.B. Mayer broke or made careers. With the good thing about specific entry to studio creation records, own letters and diaries, and the cooperation of her relations, Troyan explores the triumphs and tragedies of her own lifestyles, a narrative extra colourful than any function she performed on screen.
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A Rose for Mrs. Miniver: The Life of Greer Garson by Michael Troyan