Profile of the Day: Greta Garbo

Posted September 18, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Greta Garbo

On September 18, 1905, legendary actress Greta Garbo was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She was the third youngest child of Anna Lovisa Karlsson, a homemaker who later worked at a jam factory, and Karl Alfred Gustafsson, a laborer. The family lived an impoverished life and at the age of 13, Garbo dripped out of school to stay home and look after her ill father. She began her cinematic career in Sweden and at 19, came to the United States and instantly became a hit with American audiences. During Hollywood’s Golden Age, Garbo was one of the industry’s highest paid stars.

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