Thursday, September 18, 2014
September 18: Happy Birthday, Greta Garbo
Daughter of working class parents in Stockholm, Sweden, graduate of the Royal Dramatic Theater, Ms. Garbo is also an enigmatic but cherished American film star. She began in silent films, worked on her English skills, and made the transition into talkies.
Garbo got her start in film in Europe and quickly came to America at the tender age of 19. She set the tone for her reputation as a private and introverted starlet by telling reporters that her biographical details didn't matter.
But her style won her great and enduring fame as a screen actress. She can be heard on a few rare and valuable radio broadcasts. We salute Ms. Garbo's birth on this day in 1905.