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  Gloria Swanson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Swanson was nominated for her 3rd Best Actress Oscar but lost to Judy Holliday (who was photographed sitting next to Swanson and Jose Ferrer in New York during the telecast), but Swanson was gracious in defeat.
Gloria Swanson died in New York City of a heart ailment (she was believed to be 84); she was cremated and her ashes were buried at the Episcopal Church of Heavenly Rest in New York City.
Gloria Swanson was the favorite actor of the character Granny in The Beverly Hillbillies and appeared in one episode as herself.
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 Swanson, Gloria - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Swanson appeared on Broadway in a revival of Twentieth Century (1952) and in Butterflies Are Free (1971).
Gloria Swanson arriving at the Westport County Playhouse for BETWEEN SEASONS,rests in grounds.
Gloria Swanson at the Westport County Playhouse for BETWEEN EASONS,reading her script.
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 Gloria Swanson in The Silent Collection by Tammy Stone
Gloria was born Gloria May Josephine Svensson in Chicago, Illinois on March 27, 1897, not long after the first images were beginning to be canned and seen.
Gloria was already 30 when the sound era hit, which didn’t put her in a prime position to carry her fame over into this new phase of the movie industry.
Gloria, still living the lavish life, made only four films in the 1930s, and all of them were made before 1934, when she took a hiatus.
www.things-and-other-stuff.com /movies/profiles/gloria-swanson.htm   (1291 words)

  
 Denny Jackson's Gloria Swanson Page
Gloria Swanson was born Gloria May Josephine Svensson in Chicago, Illinois on March 27, 1899.
By the time of the latter, Gloria had divorced Beery and was remarried, but it was not to be her last as she collected a total of seven husbands.
Gloria was 30 when the sound revolution hit and there was wonder as to whether she could adapt to the new medium.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Hills/2440/swanson.html   (578 words)

  
 Gloria Swanson | Biography (1899-1983) / Gallery
Thus the identification seems complete; except that Norma Desmond is living in the past while Swanson was truly up to date until her death in 1983, a successful businesswoman in many areas, a busy actress on stage and screen, a world famous proselyte for macrobiotic foods and a member of the international jet-set.
Swanson was born in Chicago, by her account on March 27,1899 - although other sources suggest a year or two earlier.
It was time for DeMille and Swanson to part company and it was in The Great Moment (1921) she was handed on to Sam Wood, a director who was to guide her way through a string of ten films.
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 Divas - The Site / Acting Divas / Gloria Swanson Biography
The magical spell she was able to cast over all those who came into her orbit, either in person or through celluloid, had less to do with beauty or fashion than it did with the sheer intensity of her personality, which she effortlessly transmitted in her every gesture.
Swanson was not one to be done in by one bad experience and she immediately began work on her first sound film called
Gloria Swanson died in her sleep on April 4, 1983 of a heart attack.
www.divasthesite.com /Acting_Divas/Stories/Bio_Gloria_Swanson.htm   (633 words)

  
 Gloria Swanson
The first is the infamous bathtub sequence, showing Swanson taking a bath in a lavish sunken bathtub that she had ceremoniously glided down into.
Gloria Swanson had an attraction/aversion to water during her film career but, in her Cecil B. DeMille pictures, including Male and Female, she didn't mind the water as much, especially if it was in a glamorous setting with perfumed water and maids in attendance.
Sadie, an "industrious" girl with a past (played by Gloria Swanson), is trying to hide her identity on an island in the South Seas.
golden_age_films.tripod.com /html/glorias/gsfilmhighlt.htm   (337 words)

  
 Gloria Swanson: Diamond Source of Viriginia Celebrity Diamonds
Gloria didn't intend on going into show business but she seemed destined to be one of the biggest stars of the silent movie era.
Gloria Swanson stared in the Cecil B. DeMille sex comedies Male and Female and The Affairs of Anatole, made in the late teens and early '20s.
Gloria hardly needed this incentive because of her extravagant taste in jewelry.
www.diamondsourceva.com /Education/CelebrityDiamonds/celebrity-diamonds-gloria-swanson.asp   (323 words)

  
 Gloria Swanson Biography - Bombshells.Com
Gloria Swanson was extremely popular with fans during the silent movie era and deeply respected amongst her peers.
She was born in 1897 in Chicago, IL with the name of Gloria May Josephine Svensson.
Gloria passed away on April 4, 1983 in New York City at the age of 84.
www.bombshells.com /gallery/swanson/swanson_bio.php   (512 words)

  
 Essanay Studios Gloria Swanson Uptown Chicago - Compass Rose Cultural Crossroads
Gloria Swanson plays a prostitute who travels to Pago Pago and becomes entangled with a preacher determined to reform her.
Gloria Swanson returns to the United States with her new husband, Marquis Henri de la Falaise, 1925.
Gloria became the Queen of the Screen as the number one box office attraction who sped around town in her regal, real leopard-upholstered Lancia.
www.compassrose.org /uptown/GloriaSwanson3.html   (571 words)

  
 Gloria Swanson
Swanson married Wallace Beery, another Essanay performer, in 1916, and the pair moved to Hollywood.
After appearing in a series of Mack Sennett's romantic comedies at Triangle, Swanson moved to Paramount, back to Triangle, and then back again to Paramount, where she reached stardom in the snappy, sophisticated bedroom farces of C.B. De Mille, MALE AND FEMALE was one of the more noted films they made.
Swanson retired from the screen in 1934 after having made an only moderately successful transition to sound films.
golden_age_films.tripod.com /html/glorias/gsbio.htm   (198 words)

  
 Gloria Swanson: The Original Glamour Girl
Gloria Swanson was born Gloria Josephine Mae Swenson in Chicago on March 27th, 1897.
Upon hearing this, Swanson retorted that she would never be a second to anybody and promptly walked off the lot in protest.
Finally, in 1919, Gloria Swanson made her lead role debut in Cecil B. DeMille's "Don't Change Your Husband" and a wonderful working relationship was borne.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/hollywood_biographies/25877   (435 words)

  
 © Gloria Swanson - Silent and Sound Movie Star - goldensilents.com
Gloria Swanson was born Gloria May Josephine Svensson in Chicago, Illinois on March 27th, 1897, into a military family which moved frequently.
Other films of note for Gloria in the silent years were "The Affairs of Anatol" (1921) with Wallace Reid, "Manhandled" (1924), "Madame Sans-Gêne" (1925), "The Love Of Sunya" (1927) which she produced herself, "Sadie Thompson" (1928) and the unfinished but impressive "Queen Kelly" (1929).
Gloria was married seven times, including a marriage to actor Wallace Beery, and she had three children, two girls Gloria and Michelle, and an adopted son, Joseph.
www.goldensilents.com /stars/gloriaswanson.html   (815 words)

  
 Gloria Swanson Facts and Trivia - Bombshells.Com
However, Swanson and her soon to be husband, William Dufty, took it upon themselves (without being asked) to rewrite the screenplay.
Swanson's last husband, William Dufty, was a well known author of books and a few screenplays, such as "Lady Sings The Blues," the Billie Holiday story.
Mother of a biological daughter, Gloria, by her second husband, and also of an adopted son, Joseph Patrick, whom everyone thought (erroneously) was named for her lover at the time, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.
www.bombshells.com /gallery/swanson/swanson_facts.php   (469 words)

  
 Gloria Swanson - MovieActors.com
Gloria Swanson was born on March 27, 1897 in Chicago, Illinois.
Gloria Swanson is the mother of actress Michele Farmer.
With the help of seven marriages Gloria Swanson was able to keep her fans guessing with her escapades for over 60 years.
www.movieactors.com /actors/gloriaswanson.htm   (297 words)

  
 Gloria Swanson at Classic Movie Stars
Gloria was most successful in working-girl fantasies like Allan Dwan's delightful Manhandled (1924, in which she first performed and the equally delectable Fine Manners (1926).
In the 1960s Swanson toured in a play called "Reprise," and starred on Broadway in "Butterflies Are Free" in 1971, but she never again achieved the radiant success she once had.
Gloria died of natural causes on April 4, 1983 in New York City at the age of 84.
www.angelfire.com /ri2/rebeccastjames/gloriaswanson.html   (727 words)

  
 Gloria Swanson
Gloria Swanson was born in Chicago on March 27th, 1897.
Back then she was known as Gloria Mae.
By this time, talkies were already entering the scene, and Swanson's transition to the new medium was only a moderate success.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Theater/6980/swanson.htm   (394 words)

  
 Gloria Swanson Papers, Biographical Sketch
Actress Gloria Swanson was born Gloria May Josephine Swanson on March 27, 1899 in Chicago, the only child of Joseph Theodore and Adelaide Klanowsky Swanson.
Her father's position as a civilian supply officer with the army took the family to Key West, FL and San Juan, Puerto Rico, but the majority of Swanson's childhood was spent in Chicago.
She was active in various business ventures, travelled extensively, wrote articles, columns, and an autobiography, painted and sculpted, and became a passionate advocate of various health and nutrition topics.
www.hrc.utexas.edu /research/fa/swanson.bio.html   (432 words)

  
 Gloria Swanson's grave
Swanson's unfinished 1928 film Queen Kelly was directed by Erich von Stroheim and produced by Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., father of President John F. Kennedy.
She renamed him Joseph Patrick Swanson in tribute to her then lover, Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr., the Kennedy family patriarch.
To understand the Swanson at the height of her fame and popularity, one only needs to read this oft-repeated telegram she sent to her studio from Paris: "Arriving in New York Tuesday.
www.hollywoodusa.co.uk /GravesOutofLA/gloriaswanson.htm   (1191 words)

  
 Gloria Swanson
Captivating beauty, multiple Oscar-nominations, marriages to film stars and royalty, and a smoldering screen presence established Gloria Swanson as the archetype of Hollywood stardom against which all who followed her have been measured.
Plucked from a crowd of extras for a featured role due to her extraordinary beauty, Gloria Swanson rose to become the highest paid actress of her day.
However, it was Swanson's haunting portrayal of silent film star Norma Desmond in "Sunset Boulevard" that secured her legacy as a cinematic legend.
www.hollywoodlegends.com /gloria-swanson.html   (236 words)

  
 Gloria Swanson Essanay Studios Uptown Chicago - Compass Rose Cultural Crossroads
Gloria May Josephine Svensson was born to Joseph and Adelaide in Chicago on March 27, 1897.
While at the studio, Gloria asked if she could be an extra in a crowd scene “just for the heck of it.” A director who saw her thought the 16-year-old girl was vibrant and pretty and expanded a role for her in the short film At the End of a Perfect Day.
Foreseeing movie stardom, Svensson renamed herself Swanson and appeared in dozens of short films before her first full length role in 1915 in the awkwardly titled The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket.
www.compassrose.org /uptown/GloriaSwanson.html   (789 words)

  
 Divas - The Site / Acting Divas / Trivia Gloria Swanson
Joan Crawford idolized her so much that she not only tried to emulate the look but also remade several of Swanson's films and patterned her screen career on Swanson's notion of continual reinvention.
She was the first to wear bracelets on her upper arms, and she created a fad for jeweled sandals.
It was Swanson's dazzling persona in the 1920s that put "glamour"-- then a rarely used word-- into common usage, making it synonymous with Hollywood.
www.divasthesite.com /Acting_Divas/Trivia/Trivia_Gloria_Swanson.htm   (785 words)

  
 Gloria Swanson
GLORIA SWANSON was born in Chicago, Illinois, and educated there.
While appearing in a picture at the Essanay studio, she decided that she did so well that they did not appreciate her, and so she left Chicago and journeyed to Hollywood.
She was graduated from these comedies to the silken dramas of Cecil deMille-gaining, perhaps, her first real fame in "Male and Female." Miss Swanson was soon elevated to Paramount stardom.
silentladies.com /BSwanson.html   (101 words)

  
 A Tribute to Gloria Swanson
Today she is remembered, if at all, primarily for a legendary film she made thirty years after her heyday, in which she played a fading silent film star much like herself.
Gloria Swanson was born in Chicago on March 27, 1899, as Gloria May Josephine Svensson.
The film is now considered one of the best of all time, but it didn't return Gloria to her previous box office standing.
www.classicmovies.org /articles/aa032402a.htm   (670 words)

  
 Biography for Gloria Swanson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gloria Swanson went to public schools in Chicago; Key West, Florida; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Gloria Swanson was born Gloria May Josephine Svensson in Chicago, Illinois on March 27, 1897.
Her last husband, William Dufty, was a well-known author of books and a few screenplays, such as Lady Sings the Blues (1972), the Billie Holiday story.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0841797/bio   (1717 words)

  
 Gloria Swanson News
This week in the New York Times : Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson in the recently rediscovered "Beyond the Rocks," Joe Dante's daring "Homecoming," and Allan Dwan's marvelous outdoor noir of 1956, "The...
BEYOND THE ROCKS // Milestone Film & Video // $29.95 Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson were two of the silent era's most celebrated stars, and the long-thought-lost Beyond the Rocks offers not only the...
"Beyond the Rocks," a silent romantic melodrama co-starring Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino at the zenith of their popularity, is a testament to the glory of film preservation.
www.topix.net /who/gloria-swanson   (730 words)

  
 The Beverly Hillbillies: The Gloria Swanson Story - TV.com
The Clampett's are shocked to hear Gloria Swanson's house is to be demolished to make way for a golf course.
Gloria Swanson: Bugtussel is the nicest thing that's ever happened to me. (edit)
Tell the world what you think of The Gloria Swanson Story, write a review for this episode.
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 Gloria Swanson Papers, Chronology
Swanson family moved to Key West, FL Swanson family moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico
Swanson releases for Paramount were as follows: Madame Sans-Gêne (rel.
Swanson’s contract obligations to Paramount were completed with the release of: Untamed Lady (rel.
www.hrc.utexas.edu /research/fa/swanson.chrono.html   (1166 words)

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