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Before she portrayed the has-been, Norma Desmond, in Sunset Boulevard, Gloria Swanson was one of the silent screen's greatest actresses. Famed director Cecil B DeMille discovered her and she continued stardom until "talking" pictures pushed her to the wayside like so many other silent film celebrities.

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Gloria May Josephine Swanson swnsn March 27 1899 April 4 1983 was an American actress singer and producer best known for her role as Norma Desm

Gloria Swanson - aside from being a talented actress, she's a businesswoman, a producer and designer. This woman constantly reinvented herself and refused to back down from detractors, all the while maintaining her fabulosity!!!

Gloria Swanson -- perhaps the most famous silent film actress of them all. Now best known for the film, SUNSET BOULEVARD, but she was renown for her beauty in her youth.

Gloria Swanson, 1899-1983. Great dramatic actress. Went from silent film to sound. Won the Golden Globe award for her role in the movie Sunset Boulevard, 1950.

Gloria Swanson-Nothing like her role of Norma Desmond, she was way ahead of her time with phyical fitness, nutrition and positive thinking. And she never watched her old movies.

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