Gloria Swanson

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Gloria May Josephine Swanson (/ˈswɑːnsən/; March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress, singer, and producer perhaps best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a reclusive silent film star, in the critically acclaimed 1950 film, Sunset Boulevard. She was one of the most prominent stars during the silent film era as both an actress and a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille. She starred in dozens of silent films and was nominated for the first Academy Award in the Best Actress category. She also produced her own films, including Sadie Thompson and The Love of Sunya. In 1929, Swanson transitioned to talkies with The Trespasser. Personal problems and changing tastes saw her popularity wane during the 1930s when she moved into theater and television.

Age: 84 (age at death)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Sunset Boulevard


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1974 Airport 1975 Gloria Swanson
1974 Killer Bees Madame Maria von Bohlen
1963 Burke's Law Miss Lily Boles, Venus Hekate Walsh
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre Mrs. Charlotte Heaton
1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Mrs. Daniels
1961 Ben Casey Victoria Hoffman
1961 Dr. Kildare Julia Colton
1961 Straightaway Lorraine Carrington
1960 My Three Sons Margaret McSterling
1956 Nero's Mistress Agrippina
1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show Norma Desmond



I have decided that when I am a star, I will be every inch and every moment a star.


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Nominated for 10 Awards | Won 6

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