- GretaGreta Lovisa Gustaffson, 1905–90, U.S. film actress, born in Sweden.
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The Germans rated Garbo their best spy in England; he was even awarded the Iron Cross, something that amused Pujol to no end.
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Lypsinka—like those gals Garbo and Swanson—would love to have her first name-over-the-title talkie.My Black Swan Star Turn
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The Cerchi del Garbo began to scuffle day and night with the Giugni.The Two First Centuries of Florentine History
People applaud the garbo or donayre of a duchess, the salero of an actress, the zandunga of a gipsy of Jerez.
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- Greta (ˈɡrɛtə), real name Greta Lovisa Gustafson. 1905–90, US film actress, born in Sweden. Her films include Grand Hotel (1932), Queen Christina (1933), Anna Karenina (1935), Camille (1936), and Ninotchka (1939)
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