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Greta Garbo broke off her engagement from John Gilbert in 1926. Greta Garbo is now deceased.

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Greta Garbo

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: Camille, film

Age: 84 (9/18/1905 - 4/15/1990)


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John Gilbert

Entertainment - Actor

Why Famous: N/A

Age: 38 (7/10/1897 - 1/9/1936)


John Gilbert's Relationships (6)

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They starred together for the first time in the classic Flesh and the Devil in 1926. Their on-screen "erotic intensity" soon translated into an off-camera romance, and by the end of production Garbo had moved in with Gilbert. Gilbert is said to have proposed to Garbo at least three times. She reportedly wanted to quit films if they married, but Gilbert wanted her to continue her career. When a marriage was finally arranged in 1926, she failed to show up at the ceremony. After their affair ended, Garbo showed great loyalty to Gilbert after his career collapsed with the coming of sound films, and insisted that he appear with her in 1933's Queen Christina.

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