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Greer Garson

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The Resume

    (September 29, 1903-April 6, 1996)
    Won the 1942 Oscar for Best Actress (Mrs. Miniver)
    Acted in 'Goodbye, Mr. Chips,' 'Random Harvest,' 'Pride and Prejudice,' 'Madame Curie' and 'Sunrise at Campobello'

Why she might be annoying:

    She gave the longest acceptance speech in Academy Award history at over seven minutes (March 4, 1943).
    She began the speech by saying 'I am practically unprepared.'
    Legend of the speech grew to such an extent that it was said that she spoke for over half an hour and the presenter had to be given a chair to sit in.
    She made a sequel to 'Mrs. Miniver' called 'The Miniver Story,' that bombed so badly that it derailed her career.
    She married Richard Ney, the actor who played her son in 'Mrs. Miniver.'
    She lied about her age claiming she was born in 1908.
    She married Edward Snelson the day before her thirtieth birthday (September 28, 1933).

Why she might not be annoying:

    She joked about the speech for years afterwards.
    She had nice legs.
    Other actresses turned down the role of Mrs. Miniver, because they did not want to play the mother of a grown son. Although initially she also turned down the role, she gave it her all and won the Oscar.

Credit: Jon Mullich

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 88 Votes: 43.18% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 83 Votes: 43.37% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 24 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 26 Votes: 23.08% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 95 Votes: 53.68% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 73 Votes: 52.05% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 28 Votes: 35.71% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 29.41% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 60 Votes: 48.33% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 725 Votes: 35.31% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 127 Votes: 32.28% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 213 Votes: 44.13% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 274 Votes: 45.26% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 549 Votes: 44.81% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 657 Votes: 49.62% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1691 Votes: 43.94% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1377 Votes: 41.39% Annoying