Greta Ohlsson (Murder on the Orient Express) Greta Ohlsson is a character in Agatha Christie’s 1934 classic Hercule Poirot mystery, Murder on the Orient Express. It was made into a very successful movie in 1974, for which Ingrid Bergman won the Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Greta Ohlsson. Greta is described as a middle-aged Swedish woman who is returning home on vacation from the missionary work she does in Istanbul. She is meek and mild and rather fearful; she is hesitant to put herself forward. But, as with everyone else on that fabled train, Greta has a secret that she is not prone to part with – just yet. In Ingrid Bergman’s capable hands, Greta’s true character comes shining through.
Gotta Get Over Greta - a song by The Nields
Greta - a song by Stevie Nicks
Greta - a song by Widespread Panic
Just Like Greta - a song by Van Morrison
A Photo for Greta (Anna Alter) - Greta loves spending time with her dad. She loves reading books with him, playing checkers in the park with him, and eating ice cream with him on Saturdays. But Greta's dad often has to travel far from home for work. He's an important photographer who takes pictures of astronauts, opera singers, and basketball players. Greta has her own adventures while her dad is away, but she misses him. When he finally returns home, Greta learns that taking pictures isn't the only important thing to her dad. Here's a reassuring story about the special bond between fathers and daughters and the love that endures even when one of them has to be away from home. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Alice and Greta (Steven J. Simmons) - Alice is a good witch. And Greta…well, Greta and trouble are never far apart. Alice spends her time helping others by weaving her enchanting spells. All Greta does is wreak havoc. But when a forgotten spell comes back to haunt her, Greta's stuck learning something she should have learned long ago. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Greta in Schweden (Hiltrud Baier) - German edition. Greta möchte in den Sommerferien ihre Mama besuchen, die in Schweden wohnt. Doch sie fürchtet sich vor dem Fliegen. Nach einer turbulenten Reise kommt Greta endlich in Mamas kleiner Stadt an und erlebt mit ihr, deren Freund Mike und mit den beiden Huskys Kolja und Smilla aufregende Ferien. Als dann auch noch ihre beste Freundin Susu zu Besuch kommt, kann nichts mehr schief gehen - oder ...?
Greta's Magical Mistake (Daryl K Cobb) - Greta Grohm, a student at Wilhelm’s Magic Academy, quickly discovers how good intentions can go wrong. When Greta finds a stray cat on the way home from magic school she immediately thinks he would make a great new friend for her two pet birds, Dew and Ray. She takes the cat home, a wild chase ensues and a magic spell goes bad to set this tale in motion. This story teaches children the importance of listening to directions and has a positive message about friendship and family. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Greta's Purpose (Rebecca Helvey) - Greta's Purpose is about an awkward Great Dane pup that is trying to find her purpose in life. She finally discovers it in serving others and discovers she is perfectly suited for it. Recommended for ages 7-10.
Tales Told to Greta (Joy Claxton) - A charmingly-illustrated children's story book which will delight and intrigue the pony/donkey lover of any age. A young donkey is encouraged by her mother to discover the world about her through her daily encounters with her field companions. She learns all about their origins and the tasks they performed in days gone by, and how they now fulfill their varied lives in today's world. Skillfully presented to hold the eye and interest of young readers between 6-12 years, and eminently suitable as a Granny's bedtime storybook.
The Tale of Greta Gumboot And Other Stories (Lee Pritchett) - An exciting collection of magical tales about the adventures of brave (and not so brave) boys, girls, wizards, witches and talking animals. The stories are set in strange and wonderful worlds, sparkling with magic. There's also a selection of children's rhyming stories like poetry that will hopefully provoke the odd bout of joyous laughter and the occasional gasp of surprise. Recommended for ages 5-9.
Young Greta: I'm Special! (Dave Sargent) - Read about Greta the groundhog and learn the importance of overcoming challenges through simple text and word repetition. Includes colorful illustrations. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Famous People Named Greta - Greta Garbo (b. Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, actress); Greta Van Susteren (TV news personality); Greta Scacchi (actress)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Greta - Kevin Kline (actor); Phoebe Cates (actress); David Caruso (actor)
Greta Garbo (18 Sep 1905 – 15 Apr 1990) - Greta Garbo was the Swedish born iconic actress (Greta Lovisa Gustafsson) who was a huge international star in both silents and “talkies”. She was a beautiful and mysterious woman who retired from film at the height of her fame at the age of 37 into a publicized anonymity, declaring (mythically): “I vant to be alone”. And alone she remained, living a quiet life in New York, socializing with friends, entertaining the occasional movie offer, none of which ever made it to completion. A one-time lover of the silent film great, John Gilbert, she never married, had no children and was rumored to have had lesbian relationships. She kept her own counsel about her life and did not welcome curious intrusion into it. Her legacy is on the screen for all to see, and a rich legacy it is. Whether speaking or not, she is luminous and transcendent, a persona for the ages, beautifully packaged into such classics as Camille, Ninotchka and Anna Karenina. In 1999 the American Film Institute named Greta Garbo number five on the list of greatest woman stars of film history – a strong case could be made for giving her first place.