arson.com by Ed S.
Greer Garson's movie career
Stardom (Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Pride and Prejudice)
After spending 1938 waiting for her promised movie role,
Greer reluctantly accepts a small part in a movie being made
back in Britain.
In this role she captivates the public and is awarded the
first of seven Oscar® nominations.
In her third movie she becomes a bona fide star.
Once again Greer reluctantly accepts a role, one that had
been rejected by several major actresses.
She portrays the mother of a college-age son and thereby
wins an Oscar®, becomes a super-star, and marries that
In the first seven years of her career she is nominated in
each year but one.
Struggling (Adventure, Julia Misbehaves, That Forsyte Woman)
With World War II over and public tastes starting to change,
MGM puts Greer into a series of mediocre movies.
Not even the public's hunger for a long-absent Clark
Gable can maintain Greer's momentum.
Part-time (Julius Caesar, Sunrise at Campobello)
Having settled into a wonderful marriage, and with Louis B.
Mayer no longer running MGM, Greer starts a new life in the
desert and only makes a movie once in a while.