Biography

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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).

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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. ​

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 65

Birthday 1899-03-27

Day of Death 1983-04-04

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Gloria May Josephine Svensson
  • Gloria Mae
  • Miss Gloria Swanson

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2007 Why Be Good: Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema
2006 Billy Wilder Speaks
1980 Hollywood(13 episodes)
1974 Airport 1975 as Gloria Swanson
1974 Killer Bees as Madame Maria von Bohlen
1971 V.I.P. Schaukel(1 episode)
1965 Hollywood My Home Town
1965 Cinéastes de notre temps: Erich von Stroheim as Herself
1965 The Love Goddesses as Herself (archive footage)
1964 The Hollywood Palace(1 episode)
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre(1 episode)
1963 Burke's Law(2 episodes)
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies(1 episode)
1961 Straightaway(1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey(1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare(1 episode)
1960 When Comedy Was King as edited from 'Teddy at the Throttle' (archive footage)
1956 Nero's Mistress as Agrippina
1956 The Steve Allen Show(1 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards(3 episodes)
1952 This Is Your Life(1 episode)
1952 Three for Bedroom C as Ann Haven
1950 Sunset Boulevard as Norma Desmond
1950 The Golden Twenties as Herself (archive footage)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(3 episodes)
1946 Dear Miss Gloria as Miss Gloria
1941 Father Takes a Wife as Leslie Collier Osborne
1934 Music in the Air as Frieda Hotzfelt
1934 The Camera Speaks as Herself (archive footage)
1933 Perfect Understanding as Judy Rogers
1931 The House That Shadows Built as (archive footage)
1931 Round About Hollywood as Herself
1931 Indiscreet as Geraldine 'Gerry' Trent
1931 Tonight or Never as Nella Vago
1930 What a Widow! as Tamarind Brook
1929 The Trespasser as Marion Donnell
1929 Queen Kelly as Kitty Kelly / Queen Kelly
1928 Sadie Thompson as Sadie Thompson
1927 The Love of Sunya as Sunya Ashling
1926 Fine Manners as Orchid Murphy
1925 Stage Struck as Jennie Hagen
1925 The Coast of Folly as Joyce Gathway / Nadine Gathway
1925 Madame Sans-Gêne as Catherina Hubscher
1924 Manhandled as Tessie McGuire
1923 Zaza as Zaza
1923 Bluebeard's 8th Wife as Mona deBriac
1922 My American Wife as Natalie Chester
1922 A Trip to Paramountown as Herself
1922 Beyond the Rocks as Theodora Fitzgerald
1922 Her Husband’s Trademark as Lois Miller
1921 The Affairs of Anatol as Vivian Spencer (Anatol's wife)
1921 The Great Moment as Nada Pelham / Nadine Pelham
1920 Something to Think About as Ruth Anderson
1920 Why Change Your Wife? as Beth Gordon
1919 Male and Female as Lady Mary Lasenby
1919 For Better, for Worse as Sylvia Norcross
1919 Don't Change Your Husband as Leila Porter
1918 Shifting Sands as Marcia Grey
1918 Station Content as Kitty Manning
1918 Society for Sale as Phylis Clyne
1917 The Sultan's Wife as Gloria
1917 Teddy at the Throttle as Gloria Dawn
1917 The Pullman Bride as The Pullman Bride
1916 The Danger Girl as The Danger Girl - Reggie's Madcap Sister
1915 His New Job as Stenographer (uncredited)

Production

1933 Perfect UnderstandingProducer
1930 What a Widow!Producer
1929 Queen KellyProducer

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