Gloria Swanson (March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress, singer and producer, who is best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star, in the critically acclaimed film Sunset Boulevard (1950). She was one of the most prominent stars during the silent film era as both an actress and a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille, made dozens of ... more »
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''When I die, my epitaph should read: She Paid the Bills. That's the story of my private life.''Gloria Swanson (1897-1983), U.S. screen actor. Quoted in Saturday Evening Post (New York, July 22, 1950).