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Greer Garson

January 1, 2019

1980 – Dallas, Texas

Greer Garson graduated with honors from the University of London and did post-graduate studies at Grenoble University in France. She was best known in the United States for her film roles, including “Mrs. Miniver,” for which she won an Academy Award. Professional honors include five honorary doctorates, seven Academy Award nominations, the New York Film Critics Award four times, Film Daily star-rating survey, the Golden Glove Award from the foreign press, the Golden Gavel, highest award of Toastmasters International, Woman of the Year Award from the Los Angeles Times, the Wallace Award from the American-Scottish Foundation and numerous others. She co-produced several plays on Broadway. Miss Garson’s many involvements in civic and charitable activities included good will tours for the motion picture industry and hospital visits and government bond-selling tours during WWII. She chaired fund raising drives for organizations such as the Red Cross, United Fund, March of Dimes, Community Chest, Cancer Crusade and Salvation Army. Widow of the late Colonel E.E. (Buddy) Fogelson, she divided her time among Los Angeles, Dallas and Pecos, New Mexico. Mrs. Fogelson was also greatly interested in education and maintains scholarship programs at a number of schools and colleges, especially the College of Santa Fe where the Greer Garson Theatre Center and the Fogelson Library Center are located. (Deceased 1996)