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Greta Lovisa Gustafsson (September 18, 1905 - April 15, 1990), known by the world as Greta Garbo, was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She came to America and became a silent movie star while she learned to speak English. She never signed autographs, gave interviews, or answered fan mail. She retired when she was 35, with twenty-eight movies under her belt, and lived the rest of her life privately. She had never married or had children. She died at the age of 84 after years of dialysis, of pneumonia and renal failure.

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