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Birth Name: Greta Garbo
Born: 09/18/1905
Birth Place: Sweden
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 04/15/1990

Born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson on Sept. 18, 1905 in Stockholm, Sweden, she was the youngest child of Anna Lovisa and Karl Alfred Gustafsson. Karl was an unskilled laborer, who took on any menial job he could; consequently, Garbo's childhood was one of near abject poverty. Life was made even more difficult for the shy girl when her father grew seriously ill and she was forced to leave school at the age of 13 to care for him. Karl passed away a year later, inevitably leading to the 14-year-old Garbo entering the workforce to help support the family - first in a barbershop and later as a department store salesclerk. It was while working at the latter job in 1921, that the attractive young clerk -... Continue Bio >>

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