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Greta Garbo

Swedish and American cinema actress

Greta Garbo is ...


Born 18 September 1905 in Stockholm
Died 15 April 1990 in New York City
Age 84 years, 7 months
Cause pneumonia and kidney failure

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship Sweden and United States of America
Manner of death natural causes
Occupation actor and film actor
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Actress and Academy Award for Best Actress
Awards Academy Honorary Award and Order of the Polar Star

About Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo was a Swedish-American actress who captivated audiences with her enigmatic beauty and powerful performances. Born in Stockholm in 1905, Garbo began her career in Swedish silent films before making her way to Hollywood in the 1920s.

Garbo quickly became a sensation, starring in films such as "Anna Christie" and "Grand Hotel." Her signature style of understated elegance and emotional depth made her a favorite of audiences and critics alike.

Despite her success, Garbo was notoriously private and reclusive, shunning the Hollywood party scene and avoiding interviews. Her mystique only added to her allure, and she became a cultural icon of the 20th century.

Garbo's career spanned over two decades, and she received four Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. She retired from acting in 1941, but her legacy lives on as one of the greatest actresses of all time.


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About Death

Garbo was successfully treated for breast cancer in 1984. Towards the end of her life, only Garbo's closest friends knew she was receiving dialysis treatments for six hours three times a week at The Rogosin Institute in New York Hospital. A photograph appeared in the media in early 1990, showing Koger assisting Garbo, who was walking with a cane, into the hospital.

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