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First Name
Gloria

Last Name
Swanson

Height
59

Build
Slim

Eye Color
Blue

Hair Color
Brown - Light

Birthplace
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Zodiac Sign
Aries

Died
1983-04-04

Place of Death
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Ethnicity
White

Religion
Lutheran

Claim to Fame
Sunset Boulevard

Nationality
American

Gender
Female

Birthday
1899-03-27

Film Role
Actor/Actress, Soundtrack, Producer

Has Detailed Data (New)
1

High School
Lincoln School, Cicero, IL

Full Name at Birth
Gloria May Josephine Svensson

Father
Joseph T. Swanson

Mother
Adelaide Klanowsky

Friend
Blanche Sweet, Marlene Dietrich, Marie Shelton, Samuel Goldwyn, Lois Moran

Books Authored
Swanson on Swanson [1980] (Random House Inc)

Biography (Print)
Silent Stars (Jeanine Basinger), The Films of Gloria Swanson (lawrence quirk), Four fabulous faces;: The evolution and metamorphosis of Garbo, Swanson, Crawford [and] Dietrich [1970] (larry carr), Gloria Swanson [1970] (Richard M Hudson)

Family Member
Gloria Swanson Somborn (daughter), Joseph Patrick Swanson (adopted son), Michelle Swanson Farmer (daughter)

Friend
Rudolph Valentino

Age
84

Wikipedia Text

Gloria May Josephine Swanson (/ˈswɑːnsən/; March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress, singer, and producer best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a reclusive silent film star, in the critically acclaimed 1950 film Sunset Boulevard.


Occupation Text
Actress

Cause of Death
Heart Failure

Has Detailed Data (105)
1

Has Detailed Data (76)
1

Music Profile Complete
1

Year(s) Active
1914–1981

Maiden Name
Svensson

Profile Bio Text
{{From Find A Grave Reports}} Family Members: Parents: Joseph Theodore Swanson 1871–1923 Adeline Klanowsky Woodruff 1879–1966 Spouses: Wallace Beery 1885–1949 (m. 1916) Herbert Klee Somborn 1880–1934 (m. 1919) Henri Jacques De La Falaise De Coudray 1898–1972 (m. 1925) William Dufty 1916–2002 {{From NNDB reports}} Father: Joseph Theodore Swanson (d. 2-Oct-1923) Mother: Adelaide Klanowsky Husband: Wallace Beery (actor, m. 1916, div. 1919) Husband: Herbert K. Somborn (Brown Derby chain, m. 20-Dec-1919, div. 9-Aug-1922) Daughter: Gloria Swanson Somborn (b. 7-Oct-1920) Son: Joseph Patrick Swanson (adopted, b. 31-Oct-1922, d. 9-Jul-1975) Boyfriend: Mickey Neilen (engaged during 1920's, called off) Husband: Henri de la Falaise (Marquis, m. 28-Jan-1925, div. 1931) Husband: Michael Farmer (m. 16-Aug-1931, div. 1934) Daughter: Michelle Bridgit Farmer (b. 5-Apr-1932) Husband: William Davey (m. 29-Jan-1945, div. 1948) Boyfriend: Joseph P. Kennedy (patriarch of Kennedy clan) Boyfriend: Herbert Marshall Husband: William Dufty (author, m. 1976, until her death) {{IMDB Reports}} Actress (82 credits) Soundtrack (7 credits) Producer (5 credits) Costume designer (1 credit) Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit) Thanks (2 credits) Self (94 credits) Archive footage (54 credits) {{IDBD Reports}} ***Broadway*** Butterflies Are Free [Play, Comedy, Original] Starring: Gloria Swanson Mrs. Baker - Replacement (Sep 07, 1971 - Jul 02, 1972) Oct 21, 1969 - Jul 02, 1972 Nina [Play, Comedy, Original] Performer: Gloria Swanson [Nina] Dec 05, 1951 - Jan 12, 1952 Twentieth Century [Play, Comedy, Revival] Starring: Gloria Swanson [Lily Garland] Lily Garland's costumes conceived by Gloria Swanson Dec 24, 1950 - Jun 30, 1951 Bathsheba [Play, Drama, Original] Performer: Gloria Swanson Mar 26, 1947 - Apr 19, 1947 A Goose for the Gander [Play, Comedy, Original] Performer: Gloria Swanson [Katherine] Jan 23, 1945 - Feb 03, 1945 Gloria May Josephine Swanson (/ˈswɑːnsən/; March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress, singer and producer, who is best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star, in the critically acclaimed film Sunset Boulevard (1950). 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, making dozens of silent films and being nominated for the first Academy Award in the Best Actress category. She also produced her own films like Sadie Thompson and The Love of Sunya. In 1929, Swanson 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 television.

Couple Profile Source
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Swanson

University
Hawthorne Scholastic Academy

Official Websites
gswanson.weebly.com/, www.allmovie.com/artist/gloria-swanson-p69293

Wiki Bio Text
==Gloria Swanson== Actress - ===Born=== March 27, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois, USA ===Died=== April 4, 1983 in New York City, New York, USA (heart ailment) ===Birth Name=== Gloria May Josephine Svensson ===Height=== 5' 1" (1.55 m) ===Mini Bio (2)=== Gloria Swanson went to public schools in Chicago; Key West, Florida; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her film debut was as an extra in The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket (1915). From the following year on, she had leading roles in pictures for Keystone, then a year with Triangle, and, in 1919, a contract with Cecil B. DeMille. DeMille transformed her from a typical Mack Sennett comedienne into a lively, provocative, even predatory, star. She collected husbands (e.g., the indigent Henri de la Falaise) and lovers (e.g., Joseph P. Kennedy, father of President John F. Kennedy). Kennedy produced her Queen Kelly (1932), directed by Erich von Stroheim (it was von Stroheim's copy of this film that Swanson was watching as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (1950) when she leaped into the projection beam shouting, "Have they forgotten what a star looks like? I'll be up there again, so help me!"--ironic in that the butler-projectionist was, again, von Stroheim). She survived the switch to talkies, even learning how to sing for Music in the Air (1934), but her kinds of films were over with by that time. She returned to the stage in the 1940's ("Reflected Glory," "Let us Be Gay," "A Goose for a Gander"). She was a clothes designer and artist; she founded Essence of Nature Cosmetics; and she made television appearances through the 1960's and 1970's, doing cameos and pushing health foods. She received Best Actress nominations for Sadie Thompson (1928), The Trespasser (1929) and Sunset Boulevard (1950). - IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Stephan ===Gloria Swanson=== was born Gloria May Josephine Svensson in Chicago, Illinois. She was destined to be perhaps one of the biggest stars of the silent movie era. Her personality and antics in private definitely made her a favorite with America's movie-going public. Gloria certainly didn't intend on going into show business. After her formal education in the Chicago school system and elsewhere, she began work in a department store as a salesclerk. In 1915, at the age of 18, she decided to go to a Chicago movie studio with an aunt to see how motion pictures were made. She was plucked out of the crowd, because of her beauty, to be included as a bit player in the film The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket (1915). In her next film, she was an extra also, when she appeared in At the End of a Perfect Day (1915). After another un-credited role, Gloria got a more substantial role in [[Sweedie Goes to College]] (1915). In 1916, she first appeared with future husband Wallace Beery. Once married, the two pulled up stakes in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles to the film colony of Hollywood. Once out west, Gloria continued her torrid pace in films. She seemed to be in hit after hit in such films as The Pullman Bride (1917), Shifting Sands (1918), and Don't Change Your Husband (1919). By the time of the latter, Gloria had divorced Beery and was remarried, but it was not to be her last marriage, as she collected a total of six husbands. By the middle 1920s, she was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. It has been said that Gloria made and spent over $8 million in the '20s alone. That, along with the seven marriages she had, kept the fans spellbound with her escapades for over 60 years. They just couldn't get enough of her. Gloria was 30 when the sound revolution hit, and there was speculation as to whether she could adapt. She did. In 1928, she received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her role of Sadie Thompson in the film of the same name but lost to Janet Gaynor for 3 different films. The following year, she again was nominated for the same award in The Trespasser (1929). This time, she lost out to Norma Shearer in The Divorcee (1930). By the 1930's, Gloria pared back her work with only four films during that time. She had taken a hiatus from film work after 1934's Music in the Air (1934) and would not be seen again until Father Takes a Wife (1941). That was to be it until 1950, when she starred in Sunset Boulevard (1950) as Norma Desmond opposite William Holden. She played a movie actress who was all but washed up. The movie was a box office smash and earned her a third Academy Award nomination as Best Actress, but she lost to Judy Holliday in Born Yesterday (1950). The film is considered one of the best in the history of film and, on June 16, 1998, was named one of the top 100 films of all time by the American Film Institute, placing 12th. After a few more films in the 1950s, Gloria more or less retired. Throughout the 1960's, she appeared mostly on television. Her last fling with the silver screen was Airport 1975 (1974), wherein she played herself. Gloria died on April 4, 1983, in New York City at the age of 84. There was never anyone like her, before or since. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Denny Jackson ===Spouse (6)=== [[William Dufty]] (2 February 1976 - 4 April 1983) ( her death) [[George William Davey]] (29 January 1945 - 28 December 1948) ( divorced) [[Michael Farmer]] (9 November 1931 - 7 November 1934) ( divorced) ( 1 child) [[Henri de la Falaise]] (29 January 1925 - 9 November 1931) ( divorced) [[Herbert Klee Somborn]] (20 December 1919 - 9 August 1922) ( divorced) ( 1 child) [[Wallace Beery]] (27 March 1916 - 1 March 1919) ( divorced) ===Trade Mark (1)=== Her mole ===Trivia (36)===

Couple Profile Source
www.findagrave.com/memorial/6542, www.nndb.com/people/979/000043850/, www.ibdb.com/broadway-cast-staff/gloria-swanson-68850

Official Websites
www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/gloria_swanson

Couple Profile Source
www.imdb.com/name/nm0841797/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

Middle Name
May Josephine

Shoe Size
5

Official Websites
celebriot.com/gloria-swanson-weight-height-ethnicity-hair-color-shoe-size

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