Gloria Swanson

Gloria Swanson
1899 - 1983

Gloria Swanson  American Actress

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....

Confirmed Relationships9
Longest Relationship8 yrs, 3 mths
Average Relationship Length3 yrs, 7 mths
Rumored Relationships8
First Name Gloria
Last Name Swanson
Maiden Name Svensson
Full Name at Birth Gloria May Josephine Svensson
Age 84 (age at death) years
Birthday 27th March, 1899
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died 4th April, 1983
Place of Death New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death Heart Failure
Height 4' 11" (150 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Religion Lutheran
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Lincoln School, Cicero, IL
University Hawthorne Scholastic Academy
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Sunset Boulevard
Year(s) Active 1914–1981
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Father Joseph T. Swanson
Mother Adelaide Klanowsky
Family Member Gloria Swanson Somborn (daughter), Joseph Patrick Swanson (adopted son), Michelle Swanson Farmer (daughter)
Friend Blanche Sweet, Marlene Dietrich, Marie Shelton, Samuel Goldwyn, Lois Moran, Rudolph Valentino
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Gloria Swanson84 AriesActress
William Dufty86 AquariusWriter
George William Davey-
Herbert Marshall75 GeminiActor
Michael Farmer73 TaurusActor
Rod La Rocque70 ScorpioActor
Henri de la Falaise74 AquariusDirector
Antonio Moreno79 LibraActor
Herbert Somborn-Business
Wallace Beery64 AriesActor
Aristotle Onassis75 CapricornBusiness
Rudolph Valentino31 TaurusActor
Thomas Meighan57 AriesActor
Joseph P. Kennedy81 VirgoBusiness
Ben Lyon78 AquariusActor
Joseph Kennedy Jr.29 LeoMilitary
Marshall Neilan67 AriesActor
Abe Lyman60 LeoMusician
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Female7th October, 192095 years old
Michelle Bridgette
Female5th April, 193284 years old

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Airport 19751974 Gloria Swanson Movie
Killer Bees1974 Madame Maria von Bohlen TV Movie
Burke's Law1963 Miss Lily Boles, Venus Hekate Walsh TV Show
Kraft Suspense Theatre1963 Mrs. Charlotte Heaton TV Show
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962 Mrs. Daniels TV Show
Ben Casey1961 Victoria Hoffman TV Show
Dr. Kildare1961 Julia Colton TV Show
Straightaway1961 Lorraine Carrington TV Show
My Three Sons1960 Margaret McSterling TV Show
Nero's Mistress1956 Agrippina Movie
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show1956 Norma Desmond TV Show
Three for Bedroom C1952 Ann Haven Movie
Hollywood Opening Night1951 TV Show
Sunset Blvd.1950 Norma Desmond Movie
Dear Miss Gloria1946 Miss Gloria Movie
Father Takes a Wife1941 Leslie Collier Movie
Music in the Air1934 Frieda Hotzfelt Movie
Perfect Understanding1933 Judy Rogers Movie
Indiscreet1931 Geraldine 'Gerry' Trent Movie
Tonight or Never1931 Nella Vago Movie
What a Widow!1930 Tamarind Brook Movie
Queen Kelly1929 Kitty Kelly, Queen Kelly Movie
The Trespasser1929 Marion Donnell Movie
Sadie Thompson1928 Sadie Thompson Movie
The Love of Sunya1927 Sunya Ashling Movie
Fine Manners1926 Orchid Murphy Movie
The Untamed Lady1926 St.Clair Van Tassel Movie
Madame Sans-Gêne1925 Catherine Hubscher Movie
Stage Struck1925 Jennie Hagen Movie
The Coast of Folly1925 Joyce Gathway, Nadine Gathway Movie
Manhandled1924 Tessie McGuire Movie
A Society Scandal1924 Marjorie Colbert Movie
Her Love Story1924 Princess Marie Movie
The Humming Bird1924 Toinette Movie
Wages of Virtue1924 Carmelita Movie
Zaza1923 Zaza Movie
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife1923 Mona deBriac Movie
Prodigal Daughters1923 Swifty Forbes Movie
Beyond the Rocks1922 Theodora Fitzgerald Movie
My American Wife1922 Natalie Chester Movie
Her Gilded Cage1922 Suzanne Ornoff Movie
The Impossible Mrs. Bellew1922 Betty Bellew Movie
Her Husband's Trademark1922 Lois Miller Movie
The Affairs of Anatol1921 Vivian Spencer - Anatol's Wife Movie
Don't Tell Everything1921 Marian Westover Movie
The Great Moment1921 Nada Pelham Movie
Under the Lash1921 Deborah Krillet Movie
Something to Think About1920 Ruth Anderson Movie
Why Change Your Wife?1920 Beth Gordon Movie
Don't Change Your Husband1919 Leila Porter Movie
For Better, for Worse1919 Sylvia Norcross Movie
Male and Female1919 Lady Mary Lasenby Movie
Everywoman's Husband1918 Edith Emerson Movie
Shifting Sands1918 Marcia Grey Movie
Society for Sale1918 Phylis Clyne Movie
The Secret Code1918 Sally Carter Rand Movie
Her Decision1918 Phyllis Dunbar Movie
Station Content1918 Kitty Manning Movie
Wife or Country1918 Sylvia Hamilton Short Film
You Can't Believe Everything1918 Patricia Reynolds Movie
Teddy at the Throttle1917 Gloria Dawn - Bobby's Sweetheart Short Film
Baseball Madness1917 The Heiress Short Film
The Sultan's Wife1917 Gloria Short Film
The Pullman Bride1917 The Pullman Bride Short Film
Whose Baby?1917 The Wife Short Film
The Danger Girl1916 The Danger Girl - Reggie's Madcap Sister Short Film
A Dash of Courage1916 The Prominent Citizen's Daughter Short Film
Haystacks and Steeples1916 Gloria - the Society Girl Short Film
Hearts and Sparks1916 Gloria - Bobby's Sweetheart Short Film
The Nick of Time Baby1916 The Blacksmith's Daughter Movie
A Social Cub1916 Gloria Short Film
Sunshine1916 Short Film
His New Job1915 Stenographer (uncredited) Short Film
The Ambition of the Baron1915 Minor Role (uncredited) Short Film
At the End of a Perfect Day1915 Hands Bouquet to Holmes (uncredited) Short Film
The Broken Pledge1915 Gloria (as Gloria Mae) Short Film
The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket1915 Farina, Elvira's Daughter (as Gloria Mae) Short Film
The Romance of an American Duchess1915 Minor Role (uncredited) Short Film
Sweedie Goes to College1915 Betty - College Girl Short Film
The Misjudged Mr. Hartley1915 Maid Short Film
The Song of the Soul1914 Short Film
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wjerryzJan 8

Gloria is a beautiful actress. One of my favorites. She is so beautiful.

JBellaSep 1, 2011

She dated a lot of cool guys. She really lived her life. Valentino. Super duper fly..

Mike TMar 31, 2007

Gloria Josephine Swanson (born 27 Mar 1897, Chicago)had long term relationships with Joseph Patrick Kennedy (JFK`s dad) and Aristotelis Onassis. She also dated Rudolph Valentino and Howard Hughes Jr.

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