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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