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Gloria Swanson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gloria Swanson (March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress. 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, made dozens of silents and was nominated for the first Acadamy Award in the Best Actress catagory. In 1929, Swanson successfully transitioned to talkies with The Trespasser. However, personal problems and changing tastes saw her popularity wane during the 1930s when she moved into Theater and TV. Today she is best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film start, in the critically aclaimed film Sunset Boulevard (1950). Description above from the Wikipedia article Gloria Swanson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

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Mar 27, 1899 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie His New Job 1915-02-01
Latest Project:
Movie Why Be Good?: Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema 2007-05-23
Known For
Poster of Cinéastes de notre temps: Erich von Stroheim
Poster of Dear Miss Gloria
Poster of The Great Moment
Poster of Station Content
Movie Why Be Good?: Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema 2007-05-23
Movie Billy Wilder Speaks 2006-06-22
Series Hollywood 1980-01-08
Movie Airport 1975 Gloria Swanson 1974-10-18
Movie Killer Bees Madame Maria von Bohlen 1974-02-26
Movie Hollywood My Home Town 1965-12-31
Movie Cinéastes de notre temps: Erich von Stroheim Herself 1965-10-06
Movie The Love Goddesses 1965-03-03
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1962-09-26
Series Straightaway Unknown 1961-10-06
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie When Comedy Was King edited from 'Teddy at the Throttle' (archive footage) 1960-03-29
Movie Nero's Mistress Agrippina 1956-09-13
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Three for Bedroom C Ann Haven 1952-06-26
Movie Sunset Boulevard Norma Desmond 1950-08-10
Movie The Golden Twenties Herself (archive footage) 1950-04-07
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Dear Miss Gloria Miss Gloria 1946-01-01
Movie Father Takes a Wife Leslie Collier Osborne 1941-10-03
Movie Music in the Air Frieda Hotzfelt 1934-12-13
Movie The Camera Speaks Herself (archive footage) 1934-08-11
Movie Perfect Understanding Judy Rogers 1933-01-15
Movie The Film Parade Herself, film clip (archive footage) (uncredited) 1933-01-01
Movie Tonight or Never Nella Vago 1931-01-04
Movie The House That Shadows Built (archive footage) 1931-07-08
Movie Indiscreet Geraldine 'Gerry' Trent 1931-05-16
Movie What a Widow! Tamarind Brook 1930-09-12
Movie The Trespasser Marion Donnell 1929-11-11
Movie Queen Kelly Kitty Kelly / Queen Kelly 1929-01-01
Movie Sadie Thompson Sadie Thompson 1928-01-07
Movie The Love of Sunya Sunya Ashling 1927-03-11
Movie Fine Manners Orchid Murphy 1926-08-29
Movie Madame Sans-Gêne Catherina Hubscher 1925-01-02
Movie Stage Struck Jennie Hagen 1925-11-16
Movie The Coast of Folly Joyce Gathway / Nadine Gathway 1925-09-21
Movie Manhandled Tessie McGuire 1924-07-21
Movie The Humming Bird Toinette 1924-01-13
Movie Zaza Zaza 1923-10-21
Movie Bluebeard's 8th Wife Mona deBriac 1923-08-05
Movie Prodigal Daughters Swifty Forbes 1923-04-15
Movie Her Husband’s Trademark Lois Miller 1922-02-01
Movie A Trip to Paramountown Herself 1922-07-10
Movie Beyond the Rocks Theodora Fitzgerald 1922-05-07
Movie My American Wife Natalie Chester 1922-12-31
Movie The Affairs of Anatol Vivian Spencer (Anatol's wife) 1921-09-25
Movie The Great Moment Nada Pelham / Nadine Pelham 1921-09-03
Movie Something to Think About Ruth Anderson 1920-10-16
Movie Why Change Your Wife? Beth Gordon 1920-05-21
Movie Male and Female Lady Mary Lasenby 1919-11-23
Movie For Better, for Worse Sylvia Norcross 1919-04-26
Movie Don't Change Your Husband Leila Porter 1919-01-26
Movie Shifting Sands Marcia Grey 1918-08-01
Movie Station Content Kitty Manning 1918-06-16
Movie Society for Sale Phylis Clyne 1918-04-21
Movie The Sultan's Wife Gloria 1917-09-29
Movie Teddy at the Throttle Gloria Dawn 1917-04-01
Movie The Danger Girl The Danger Girl - Reggie's Madcap Sister 1916-08-24
Movie His New Job Stenographer (uncredited) 1915-02-01