Gloria Swanson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Gloria Swanson

American actress

Date of Birth: 27-Mar-1899

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date of Death: 04-Apr-1983

Profession: actor, stage actor, film producer, television actor, film actor, autobiographer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Gloria Swanson

  • Gloria May Josephine Swanson (March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress and producer.
  • A major Hollywood star of the silent era, she later achieved widespread critical acclaim and recognition for her role as Norma Desmond, a reclusive silent film star, in the critically acclaimed 1950 film Sunset Boulevard.
  • The film earned her an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe Award win. Swanson was also a star in the silent film era as both an actress and a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B.
  • DeMille.
  • Throughout the 1920s, Swanson was one of Hollywood's top box office draws.Swanson starred in dozens of silent films, and was nominated for the first Academy Award for Best Actress.
  • She also produced her own films during this period, including The Love of Sunya (1927) and Sadie Thompson (1928).
  • In 1929, Swanson transitioned into talkies with her performance in The Trespasser.
  • Personal problems and changing tastes saw her popularity wane during the 1930s and she subsequently ventured into theater and television.

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