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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 The Misjudged Mr. Hartley 1915-01-19
Latest Project:
Movie Boulevard! A Hollywood Story 2021-08-16
Known For
Poster of Airport 1975
Poster of The Dick Cavett Show
Poster of What's My Line?
Poster of The Ambition of the Baron
Movie Boulevard! A Hollywood Story Unknown 2021-08-16
Movie Why Be Good?: Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema Unknown 2007-05-23
Movie Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon Self (archive footage) 1991-01-01
Series Hollywood Unknown 1980-01-08
Movie Killer Bees Madame Maria von Bohlen 1974-02-26
Movie Airport 1975 Gloria Swanson 1974-10-18
Movie The Age of Ballyhoo Narrator 1973-01-01
Series V.I.P. Schaukel Unknown 1971-05-09
Series The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968-06-06
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Movie Cinéastes de notre temps: Erich von Stroheim Herself 1965-10-06
Movie The Love Goddesses (archive footage) 1965-03-03
Movie Hollywood My Home Town Unknown 1965-12-31
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown 1962-09-26
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Straightaway Unknown 1961-10-06
Movie When Comedy Was King edited from 'Teddy at the Throttle' (archive footage) 1960-03-29
Series The Steve Allen Show Unknown 1956-06-24
Movie Nero's Mistress Agrippina 1956-09-13
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie Three for Bedroom C Ann Haven 1952-06-26
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Movie Sunset Boulevard Norma Desmond 1950-08-10
Movie The Golden Twenties Herself (archive footage) 1950-04-07
Movie Down Memory Lane archive footage 1949-08-01
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Dear Miss Gloria Miss Gloria 1946-01-01
Movie Happy Times and Jolly Moments (archive footage) 1943-01-01
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 The Film Parade (archive footage) (uncredited) 1933-01-01
Movie Perfect Understanding Judy Rogers 1933-01-15
Movie Queen Kelly Kitty Kelly / Queen Kelly 1932-10-18
Movie Tonight or Never Nella Vago 1931-01-04
Movie Indiscreet Geraldine 'Gerry' Trent 1931-05-16
Movie Round About Hollywood Self 1931-05-22
Movie The House That Shadows Built (archive footage) 1931-07-08
Movie What a Widow! Tamarind Brook 1930-09-12
Movie The Trespasser Marion Donnell 1929-11-11
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 The Untamed Lady St. Clair Van Tassel 1926-03-14
Movie The Coast of Folly Joyce Gathway / Nadine Gathway 1925-09-21
Movie Madame Sans-Gêne Catherina Hubscher 1925-01-02
Movie Stage Struck Jennie Hagen 1925-11-16
Movie A Society Scandal Marjorie Colbert 1924-03-09
Movie Manhandled Tessie McGuire 1924-07-21
Movie The Humming Bird Toinette 1924-01-13
Movie Her Love Story Princess Marie 1924-10-06
Movie Wages of Virtue Carmelita 1924-11-10
Movie Prodigal Daughters Swifty Forbes 1923-04-15
Movie Bluebeard's 8th Wife Mona deBriac 1923-08-05
Movie Zaza Zaza 1923-10-21
Movie Her Husband’s Trademark Lois Miller 1922-02-01
Movie Beyond the Rocks Theodora Fitzgerald 1922-05-07
Movie Her Gilded Cage Suzanne Ornoff 1922-04-05
Movie A Trip to Paramountown Herself 1922-07-10
Movie The Impossible Mrs. Bellew Betty Bellew 1922-10-22
Movie My American Wife Natalie Chester 1922-12-31
Movie The Great Moment Nada Pelham / Nadine Pelham 1921-09-03
Movie The Affairs of Anatol Vivian Spencer (Anatol's wife) 1921-09-25
Movie Don't Tell Everything Marian Westover 1921-11-13
Movie Under the Lash Deborah Krillet 1921-10-16
Movie Why Change Your Wife? Beth Gordon 1920-05-21
Movie Something to Think About Ruth Anderson 1920-10-16
Movie Male and Female Lady Mary Lasenby 1919-11-23
Movie Don't Change Your Husband Leila Porter 1919-01-26
Movie For Better, for Worse Sylvia Norcross 1919-04-26
Movie Station Content Kitty Manning 1918-06-16
Movie You Can't Believe Everything Patricia Reynolds 1918-06-23
Movie Society for Sale Phylis Clyne 1918-04-21
Movie Her Decision Phyllis Dunbar 1918-05-12
Movie Shifting Sands Marcia Grey 1918-08-01
Movie Everywoman's Husband Edith Emerson 1918-07-17
Movie Wife or Country Sylvia Hamilton 1918-12-29
Movie The Secret Code Sally Carter Rand 1918-09-08
Movie The Pullman Bride The Pullman Bride 1917-01-01
Movie Teddy at the Throttle Gloria Dawn 1917-04-01
Movie Baseball Madness The Heiress 1917-05-08
Movie The Sultan's Wife Gloria 1917-09-29
Movie Whose Baby? The Wife 1917-07-08
Movie Dangers of a Bride Unknown 1917-07-08
Movie Hearts and Sparks Gloria - Bobby's Sweetheart 1916-06-04
Movie Sunshine Unknown 1916-05-06
Movie A Social Cub Gloria 1916-07-16
Movie A Dash of Courage The Prominent Citizen 1916-05-07
Movie The Danger Girl The Danger Girl - Reggie's Madcap Sister 1916-08-24
Movie The Nick of Time Baby The Blacksmith's Daughter 1916-12-22
Movie Haystacks and Steeples Gloria - the Society Girl 1916-10-01
Movie Love on Skates Unknown 1916-08-31
Movie The Ambition of the Baron Minor Role (uncredited) 1915-01-29
Movie The Misjudged Mr. Hartley Maid 1915-01-19
Movie His New Job Stenographer (uncredited) 1915-02-01
Movie At the End of a Perfect Day Hands Bouquet to Holmes 1915-01-26
Movie Sweedie Goes to College Betty - College Girl 1915-02-08
Movie The Broken Pledge Gloria 1915-06-17
Movie The Romance of an American Duchess Minor Role (uncredited) 1915-06-08
Movie The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket Farina, Elvira's Daughter 1915-02-03