"Her philanthrophy is what will endear her to New Mexicans" - at dedication of Greer Garson Communications Center and Theatre at the College of Santa Fe. Listed as 82 - she was actually 86 at this time. Unable to attend because of poor health.

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Greer Garson honored with film studio in her name Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. — Academy Award-winning actress Greer Garson was honored with a film studio in her name and she said she hopes it will spread "understanding and peacemaking among all peoples." Hundreds of actors and prominent New Mexicans turned out Saturday evening for a dinner to commemorate the opening of the Greer Garson Communications Center and Studios at the College of Santa Fe. Miss Garson, 82, was unable to attend because she was recovering from the flu at her Dallas home. But in a telephone call to the audience, she said wants the center to advance the cause of communication around the world. "The true value of communication is spreading understanding and peacemaking among all peoples," she said. "I'm very proud indeed to be part of the program." The center at CSF was built with a $3 million gift from Miss Garson and her late husband, E.E. "Buddy" Fogelson. Among the 650 attending the dinner were actor Cesar Romero, master of ceremonies Art Linkletter, actor turned producer Tab Hunter, and Ray Buktenica, star of television's "Life Goes On," who is an alumnus of the college. "She's a dear lady," said Romero, who co-starred with Miss Garson in the 1948 film "Julia Misbehaves." Romero and others agreed that while Miss Garson is well known for her acting career, including her 1942 Oscar winning performance in "Mrs. Miniver," the studio will be a more enduring legacy. "She was a great actress," said New Mexico Goy. Garrey Carruthers. "While we enjoy her films, her philanthropy is what will endear New Mexicans to her." BIRTHDAY DINNER

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 22 Oct 1990, Mon,
  3. Page 18

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  • — "Her philanthrophy is what will endear her to New Mexicans" - at dedication of Greer Garson Communications Center and Theatre at the College of Santa Fe. Listed as 82 - she was actually 86 at this time. Unable to attend because of poor health.

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