Gloria Swanson

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  • Birth Name: Gloria May Jospehine Svensson
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Died: April 4, 1983
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Began film career in the silent era and by the 1920s was an established actress.
  • Started her own production company in the late 1920s.
  • Closely controlled every aspect of her career.
  • Displayed a fine singing voice as she began to appear in films that featured sound.
  • Was married six times.
  • Nominated three times for an Academy Award in the Best Actress category. Twice in the 1920s, then again in 1950 for her portrayal of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard.
  • Her performance in Sunset Boulevard was so convincing that many of her fans believed that there was a real Norma Desmond and that Swanson was actually her.
  • Hosted two television shows in the 1950s.

Awards

  • 1928, Oscar — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 1964, Golden Globe — Actress in a Television Series: Nominee
  • 1951, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1950, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1930, Oscar — Best Actress: Nominee

Relationships

  • Michele Bridget Farmer — Daughter
  • Wallace Beery — Ex-husband
  • William N. Davey — Ex-husband
  • Herbert Somborn — Ex-husband
  • Michael Farmer — Ex-husband
  • William Duffy — Husband
  • Marquis Le Bailly de la Falaise de la Coudraye — Ex-husband
  • Glora Swanson Somborn — Daughter

Details

  • Birth Name: Gloria May Jospehine Svensson
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Died: April 4, 1983
  • Profession: Actor

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