Gloria Swanson

Shop by the Stars aisle featuring Gloria Swanson (1899-1983) vintage movie cards, still photos, ephemera, and other collectibles. Chicago born screen icon received Academy Award nominations for Best Actress for her work in Sadie Thompson (1928), The Trespasser (1929), and Sunset Blvd. (1950). Swanson got her start much earlier appearing in several shorts in the mid-1910s alongside Bobby Vernon and Wallace Beery, the first of her six husbands. Swanson rose to stardom working for Cecil B. De Mille at Paramount, a union that resulted in six features between 1919-1921. After her silent heyday Swanson made the transition to talkies, but her popularity waned and her screen appearances became sporadic after 1934, as she busied herself with other endeavors. Sunset Blvd. marked a titanic return, though Swanson turned down most screen work afterwards. Some of her most popular screen appearances that haven't already been mentioned include Male and Female (1919), Why Change Your Wife? (1920), and The Affairs of Anatol (1921), each for DeMille, plus opposite Valentino in Beyond the Rocks (1922), and talkies such as Indiscreet (1931) and Tonight or Never (1931).

Birthday: March 27