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American corporation that was once the world’s largest and most profitable motion-picture studio

American corporation that was once the world’s largest and most profitable motion-picture studio. The studio reached its peak in the 1930s and ’40s. During those years MGM had under contract at various times such outstanding screen personalities as Greta GarboJohn GilbertLon ChaneyNorma Shearer, the Barrymores (Ethel, Lionel, and John), Joan Crawford, Jeanette MacDonald, Clark GableJean HarlowWilliam PowellMyrna LoyKatharine HepburnSpencer TracyJudy GarlandMickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Gene Kelly, and Greer Garson.

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