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What movie did Greta Garbo win the Oscar for?

Dear Cecil:

I was watching this great Greta Garbo movie on TV the other day and wondered ... what movies did she win the Academy Award for?

J.L., Chicago

Cecil replies:

Not a one. She did win a special Oscar in 1954 for her “unforgettable screen performances.” Usually when the Academy makes an award of this type the word “unforgettable” can be translated to “numerous, but, indeed, forgettable.”

Cecil Adams

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