Gloria May Josephine Swanson was an American actress and producer. She starred in dozens of silent films, and was nominated three times for an Academy Award as Best Actress. Swanson was among the early women to produce her own movies, making The Love of Sunya and Sadie Thompson. In 1929, Swanson made her debut sound film with her performance in The Trespasser. Personal problems and changing tastes saw her popularity wane during the 1930s and she ventured into theater and television. After not having acted in a file for nine years, she was hailed for her comeback performance in the 1950 film Sunset Boulevard. The film earned her a Golden Globe Award and a nomination for an Academy Award. In 1995, the film was chosen by the Library of Congress for preservation as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
|Born:||Glory May Josephine Swanson, March 27, 1899, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Died:||April 04, 1983, New York City, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York City|
|Other names:||Gloria Mae|
|Education:||Hawthorne Scholastic Academy|
|IMDb:||Gloria Swanson's IMDb|
About Gloria Swanson
Sultry star whose career spanned from silent films to the acclaimed film Sunset Boulevard. She also appeared in The Trespasser and The Love of Sunya.
She worked as an extra for the Chicago film company, Essanay Studios.
She worked in both silent and talking films, and also produced the film Sadie Thompson.
She married and divorced five times before marrying William Dufty in 1976.
She became one of the most prominent actresses and a fashion icons of the silent film era under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille.
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