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Facts About Late Actress Greer Garson That You Should Know

Published Fri Jul 19 2019 By Akki
Facts About Late Actress Greer Garson That You Should Know

Greer Garson was an actress, singer, and philanthropist, who was nominated continuously for an Academy Award five years. She was top actress during the 1940s, where she worked as an actress in hit movies like; Mrs. Miniver (1942), Random Harvest (1942), and Pride and Prejudice (1940).

Born as Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson on 29th of September 1904 in Manor Park, London, UK, she was the one child of George Garson and Nina Sophia Garson.

Here are 10 facts about the late actress Greer Garson.

Cause of Death 

Greer Garson was died on 6th April 1996 in Dallas, Texas, USA with heart failure at the age of 91. She was suffering from chronic heart problems, which was killing her slowly. 

Garson was buried beside her husband Buddy Fogelson in the Sparkman/ Hillcrest Funeral Home & Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park in Dallas.

Greer Garson Grave.
Greer Garson in the Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Net Worth at the Time of Death

Greer Garson had a net worth of $21 million, which she accumulated throughout her career in the entertainment industry. She took a bag full of cash from the Oscar-winning movie 'Mrs. Miniver', which had a massive box office of $21 million. 

Furthermore, she earned from many from advertising agency also contributed to her huge fortune.

Forked Lighting Ranch

In 1991, Greer Garson sold the forked lighting ranch at  $19.5 million to the conservation fund for Rocky Mountain wildlife. The ranch was build in 2,300 acres located at 3.5 Miles far from New Mexico's Famed Pecos River.


The 'Random Harvest' actress used to live in a luxurious mansion at 680 Stone Canyon Rd, in Dallas, Los Angeles. The house consists of a music room, library, with beautiful garden and pool. 

Greer doing a little pool maintenance.
Greer doing maintenance to her swimming pool.
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Buddy Fogelson was the man of Greer Garson life, where the former couple spends over 38 years together. The lovebird had the wedding on 15th July 1949 and lived happily married life until December 1st, 1987, where Buddy died in Dallas.

E. E. Fogelson was a millionaire Texas oilman, who worked as an American lawyer, Army colonel, businessman, and horse breeder.

Past Relation - Three Marriages and Divorce

The 'Pride and Prejudice' actress was married three times, where Edward Alce Abbot Snelson was her first husband, who was a British civil servant. The former couple tied the knot on September 28, 1933, and went to Germany for honeymoon. The duo got separated due to their work and busy schedule, where they ended up by divorcing on 7th of June 1943.

Garson's second marriage was to her co-star Richard Ney after filming 'Mrs. Miniver'. The former lovebird got engaged on 24th of July 1943, where Ney was 12-years younger than her due to which the marriage was troubled. The couple got divorced on October 4, 1948, with several issues.

Education - Alma Mater

Greer Garson was double degree British-American actress, where she attended at King’s College, London and earned her degree in French. After that, she studied and got graduated from Université Grenoble-Alpes with a degree in 18th-century literature.

Greer Garson reading the script.
Greer Garson caught in camera while studying the script.
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Green Garson Theater

Greer Garson theater is the theater made up in the donation of millions from the late actress on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She had three conditions while building theater following; 1) circular stage, 2) A Midsummer's Night Dream, as a first play and 3) large ladies' restrooms in the theater.

Awards and Achievements

The 'Goodbye, Mr. Chips' actress had won numbers of the award throughout her career, where Garson was honored the CBE for her lifelong achievements by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993. Some of her notable award and nomination are enlisted below;

Academy AwardsBest Actress in a Leading Role1943Winner
Academy AwardsBest Actress in a Leading Role1944Nominee
Golden GlobesBest Actress - Drama1961Winner
Walk of FameMotion Picture1960Winner

Body Measurement

The late actress was a beautiful woman with a height of 5 feet 6 inches and had a slim body build with a figure of 36-25-37, where she had red hair color and green eye color.

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