From Manor Park to Hollywood


Actress Greer Garson – who was born in Manor Park on 29 September 1904 – will be the subject of a Wanstead Historical Society presentation this month.

“She was a major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during the war, famous for playing strong female characters, including Mrs Miniver. She starred in over 30 films,” said a spokesperson.

The talk will take place at Wanstead Library on 13 May from 8pm (visitors: £3).

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