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Gray Reisfield, niece and heiress to Greta Garbo fortune, dies at 85

Gray Reisfield, niece and heiress to Greta Garbo fortune, dies at 85

Gray Gustafson Reisfield, the sole heiress to her aunt Greta Garbo's estate and longtime companion to the late Swedish-born actress, has died, a family member said Monday.

Reisfield died Sunday at her home in Marin County after a bout with pneumonia, said her son Derek Reisfield. She was 85.

Gray Reisfield was separated by 27 years from Garbo. But the two independent women bonded and enjoyed the lighter side of life together, sitting by the swimming pool, traveling to Caribbean islands and teaching children to do cartwheels in the backyard.

"She viewed (Garbo) as truly remarkable woman," Derek Reisfield said. "I think my mother really respected her because...

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