A twentieth-century Swedish-born American film actress. Garbo was celebrated for her classic beauty and her portrayals of moody characters.
If “W” Is Double U, Why Is It Made Of Two Vs?The 23rd letter of the English alphabet is a bit of a wonder. The humble “w” is the only letter of the alphabet with a three-syllable name. It is also the only letter with a name that does not indicate its phonetic use. The complications of “w” are doublefold because of its name, ‘double u’ and its shape, ‘double v’. What’s going on here? In English, …
In the movie Grand Hotel, Garbo made the famous statement, “I want to be alone.” She retired from the movies in the early 1940s and lived as a recluse until her death in 1990.
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