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Subject: FUN FACT: Fredric March's lead actress Greta Garbo in the classic melodrama, "Anna Karenina" (1935), died exactly 15 years after March, when she died as a result of pneumonia and renal failure, at age 84.


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Date Posted: Sunday, April 15, 04:25:39pm
In reply to: Bio & PHOTO 's message, "ARCHIVE: April 14, 1975 ~Fredric March, acclaimed actor of stage and screen, who built a 50-year career, earning Tony Awards for Best Actor in "Years Ago" (1947), and "Long Day's Journey into Night" (1956), and Best Actor Oscars for "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1931) and "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946), the ONLY actor ever w/distinction earning TWO of these awards, dies at 77. ..." on Sunday, April 15, 04:10:24pm

In the film, "Anna Karenina" (1935), Anna Karenina (Greta Garbo) is the wife of Czarist official Karenin (Basil Rathbone).
While she tries to persuade her brother Stiva (Reginald Owen) from a life of debauchery, she becomes infatuated with dashing
military officer Count Vronsky (Fredric March). This indiscreet liaison ruins her marriage and position in 19th century Russian
society; she is even prohibited from seeing her own son Sergei (Freddie Bartholomew), with eventual dire results. ...

Greta Garbo
[ Greta Lovisa Gustafsson ]
(18 September 1905 15 April 1990)


Swedish-born American film actress during the 1920s and 1930s. Garbo was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actress and received an Academy Honorary Award in 1954 for her "luminous and unforgettable screen performances." In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Garbo fifth on their list of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema, after Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Audrey Hepburn and Ingrid Bergman.

Garbo launched her career with a secondary role in the 1924 Swedish film The Saga of Gosta Berling. Her performance caught the attention of Louis B. Mayer, chief executive of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), who brought her to Hollywood in 1925. She immediately stirred interest with her first silent film, Torrent, released in 1926; a year later, her performance in Flesh and the Devil, her third movie, made her an international star.

Garbo's first talking film was Anna Christie (1930). MGM marketers enticed the public with the catch-phrase "Garbo talks!" That same year she starred in Romance. For her performances in these films she received the first of three Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. (Academy rules at the time allowed for a performer to receive a single nomination for their work in more than one film). In 1932, her popularity allowed her to dictate the terms of her contract and she became increasingly selective about her roles. Her success continued in films such as Mata Hari (1931) and Grand Hotel (1932). Many critics and film historians consider her performance as the doomed courtesan Marguerite Gautier in Camille (1936) to be her finest. The role gained her a second Academy Award nomination. Garbo's career soon declined, however, and she was one of the many stars labeled "Box Office Poison" in 1938. Her career revived upon her turn to comedy in Ninotchka (1939), which earned her a third Academy Award nomination, but after the failure of Two-Faced Woman (1941), she retired from the screen, at the age of 35, after acting in twenty-eight films.

From then on, Garbo declined all opportunities to return to the screen. Shunning publicity, she began a private life. Garbo also became an art collector in her later life; her collection, including works from painters such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pierre Bonnard, and Kees van Dongen, was worth millions of dollars when she died.

Learn MORE on the Life & Career of Greta Garbo ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Garbo
https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=379

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He was an amazingly prolific and versatile actor, both on screen and on stage. (NT)egee33Sunday, April 15, 06:36:53pm


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