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1899 - 1983
The actress Gloria Swanson was born as Gloria May Josephine Svensson in Chicago, Illinois.
She began her marvelous career from 1913 as an extra for Chicago's "Essanay Film Mfg. Co." When she got married with the actor Wallace Beery heiratete (her first of a total of six marriages), they went to Hollywood where both of them were able to launch a great career.
Gloria Swanson signed a contract with Mach Sennett's "Triangle-Keystone" and became a leading actress at comedian Bobby Vernon's side. In those years she shot among others the movies "His New Job" (15), "The Broken Pledge" (15), "The Danger Girl" (16) and "Teddy at the Throttle" (17). When Mack Sennett went to Paramount, Gloria Swanson used the chance to impersonat dramatic roles at Triangle-Keystone and convinced with "Shifting Sands" (18).
Cecil B. DeMille noticed Gloria Swanson and signed her on. There she became a star with the movies "Don't Change Your Husband" (19) and "Male and Female" (19). Swanson and DeMille realised four more movies together - "For Better, for Worse" (19), "Why Change Your Wife?" (20), "Something to Think About" (20) and "The Affairs of Anatol" (21) before Paramount separated the dream team.
Still Gloria Swanson continued her career with other impressive roles, among them "Beyond the Rocks" (22) with Rudolph Valentino and Allan Dwan's "Manhandled" (24), where she played a Chaplin imitation.
In 1925 whe went to France and shot the worldwide success "Madame sans gêne" (25), and after her return to Hollywood she appeared in "Fine Manners" (26) and finally in "Sadie Thompson" (28), for which she was nominated for the Oscar for the first time.
It followed her first sound movie "The Trespasser" (29), for which she
was nominated for the Oscar for the second time.
Although she celebrated a huge triumph with the unexpected success of
"Sunset Blvd." (50) and even was nominated for the Oscar for the third
time the movie didn't mean a comeback. After this success she appeared
only in few second-class movies like "Three for Bedroom C" (52), "Mio figlio
Nerone - O.K. Nero" (56) and "Airport 1975" (74) - her last appearance
on the big screen.
Other movies with Gloria Swanson: