Greta Garbo: 1905-1990: The Last Mysterious Lady:

Greta Garbo: 1905-1990

To several generations of moviegoers, Greta Garbo was only the world's most famous recluse. Wasn't she the star who, in the 1932 film Grand Hotel, had murmured, "I want to be alone" and then played out that role for the rest of her life? What else could excite the old awe when she died last week, at 84, ) from complications of kidney disease? After all, Garbo stopped making movies when she was 36, nearly a half-century ago. She never won an Oscar. She worked with few good directors, made fewer great films than any star of comparable magnitude. She appeared...