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Gloria Swanson (I) (1899–1983)

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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Sunset Blvd.
Sunset Blvd. Norma Desmond
Queen Kelly
Queen Kelly Kitty Kelly / Queen Kelly
The Trespasser
The Trespasser Marion Donnell
Indiscreet Geraldine 'Gerry' Trent


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 1952 Three for Bedroom C
Ann Haven
 1941 Father Takes a Wife
Leslie Collier
 1934 Music in the Air
Frieda Hotzfelt
 1931 Tonight or Never
Nella Vago
 1930 What a Widow!
Tamarind Brook
 1929 Queen Kelly
Kitty Kelly / Queen Kelly
 1926 Fine Manners
Orchid Murphy
 1926 The Untamed Lady
St. Clair Van Tassel
 1925 The Coast of Folly
Joyce Gathway / Nadine Gathway
 1924 Wages of Virtue
 1924 Manhandled
Tessie McGuire
 1924 A Society Scandal
Marjorie Colbert
 1924 The Humming Bird
 1923 Zaza
 1923 Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
Mona deBriac
 1923 Prodigal Daughters
Swifty Forbes
 1922 My American Wife
Natalie Chester
 1922 The Impossible Mrs. Bellew
Betty Bellew
 1922 Her Gilded Cage
Suzanne Ornoff
 1922 Her Husband's Trademark
Lois Miller
 1921 Don't Tell Everything
Marian Westover
 1921 Under the Lash
Deborah Krillet
 1920 Something to Think About
Ruth Anderson
 1920 Why Change Your Wife?
Beth Gordon
 1919 For Better, for Worse
Sylvia Norcross
 1919 Don't Change Your Husband
Leila Porter
 1918 Everywoman's Husband
Edith Emerson
 1918 You Can't Believe Everything
Patricia Reynolds
 1918 Her Decision
Phyllis Dunbar
 1918 Society for Sale
Phylis Clyne
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Other Works:

Guest on the daytime talk program "Keene At Noon" also guesting was Kaye Stevens. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 53 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 34 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gloria Mae | Miss Gloria Swanson


5' 1" (1.55 m)

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Personal Quote:

All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year. See more »


She cited Madame Sans-Gêne (1925) (now lost) as her personal favorite of all her films. See more »


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