Gloria Swanson went to general public schools in Chicago; Essential West, Sarasota; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her film first was as an extra inside the Fable of Elvira and Farina plus the Meal Admission (1915). Through the following year on, she had leading roles in pictures to get Keystone, then the year with Triangle, and, in 1919, a contract with Cecil W. DeMille. DeMille transformed her from a typical Mack Sennett comedienne in a lively, provocative, even deceptive, star. The lady collected husbands (e. g., the indigent Henri de la Falaise) and lovers (e. g., Paul P. Kennedy, father of former President John Farreneheit. Kennedy). Kennedy produced her Queen Kelly (1932), aimed by Erich von Stroheim (it was von Stroheim's copy on this film that Swanson was watching as Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd. (1950) when the lady leaped in to the projection light shouting, " Have they ignored what a legend looks like? I'll be up there again, thus help me! " --ironic in that the butler-projectionist was, again, von Stroheim). She survived the switch to talkies, actually learning how to sing for Music in the Air (1934), but her kinds of films were using by that period. She returned to the stage inside the 1940s (" Reflected Beauty, " " Let us Always be Gay, " " A Goose to get a Gander" ). She was a clothes developer and specialist; she founded Essence of Nature Cosmetics; and she made tv set appearances through the 1960s and 1970s, performing cameos and pushing well being foods. Your woman received Greatest Actress selections for Sadie Thompson (1928), The Trespasser (1929) and Sunset Blvd. (1950).
Elegancia May Josephine Svensson
5' 1" (1. 55 m)
Time of Beginning
27 Mar 1899, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Particular date of Death
4 April 1983, New York City, New York, USA (heart ailment)