Legendary actress, Gloria Swanson, was born Gloria May Josephine Svensson on Mar 27, 1899 in Chicago, IL. Swanson died at the age of 84 on Apr 4, 1983 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Manhattan, NY.
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Swanson was nominated for three Oscars, she never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1927/28||Best Actress||Sadie Thompson (1928)||Sadie Thompson||Nominated|
|1929/30||Best Actress||The Trespasser (1929)||Marion Donnell||Nominated|
|1950||Best Actress||Sunset Blvd. (1950)||Norma Desmond||Nominated|
She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Motion Pictures. Gloria Swanson's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #8 on 1927.
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By Fritzi Kramer on October 10, 2014 in Blog, GIF, Humor returned to her comedy roots in Manhandled, a romantic comedy that is not nearly as sassy as the title suggests. In this case, she is a shop girl who has been given a bit of grief by her boss. She knows how to handle him, though... Read full article
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Norma Desmond: They'll love it everyplace.
Norma Desmond: They took the idols and smashed them, the Fairbankses, the Gilberts, the Valentinos! And who've we got now? Some nobodies!
Joe Gillis: I'm not an executive, just a writer.
Norma Desmond: You are, are you? writing words, words, more words! Well, you'll make a rope of words and strangle this business! With a microphone there to catch the last gurgles, and Technicolor to photograph the red, swollen tongues!
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