Gloria  Swanson

Gloria Swanson

Female 1899 - 1983  (84 years)    Has no ancestors but one descendant in this family tree.

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  • Name Gloria Swanson 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 27 Mar 1899  Chicago, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Apr 1983  New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I53209  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 

    Family 1 Wallace Beery,   b. 1 Apr 1885, Kansas City, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1949, Beverly Hills, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1916 
    Divorced 1919 
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Herbert K. Somborn,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 20 Dec 1919 
    Divorced 9 Aug 1922 
    Children 
     1. Gloria Swanson Somborn
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Marquis Henri de la Falaise,   b. 11 Feb 1898, St. Cyr, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1972  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1924 
    Divorced 1930 
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Joseph Patrick Kennedy,   b. 6 Sep 1888, East Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1969, Hyannis Port, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married
    • 3 years
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F21725  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 Michael Farmer,   b. 9 May 1902, Cork, Cork, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1975, Chester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1931 
    Divorced 1934 
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 6 William Davey 
    Married 1945 
    Divorced 1948 
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 7 William Dufty 
    Married 1974 
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Apr 1983 - New York City, NY, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • went to public schools in Chicago, Key West FL, and San Juan PR. Her film debut was an an extra in "The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket" (1915). From the following year on she had leading roles in Keystone films, then a year with Triangle and, in 1919, a contract with C.B. DeMille. DeMille transformed her from a typical Sennett comedienne to a lively, provocative, even predatory, star. She collected husbands (e.g., the indigent Marquis) and lovers (e.g., Joseph Kennedy, father of JFK). Kennedy produced her "Queen Kelly", shot in 1928 and directed by Eric von Stroheim. It was von Stroheim's copy of this film which Swanson was watching as Norma Desmond in "Sunset Boulevard" (1950) when she leaped into the projection beam shouting "Have they forgotten what a star looks like? I'll be up there again, so help me!" - ironic in that the butler-projectionist was, again, von Stroheim. She survived the switch to talkies, even learning how to sing for "Music in the Air" (1934), but her kinds of films were over with by that time. She returned to the stage in the 1940s ("Reflected Glory", "Let us Be Gay", "A Goose for a Gander"). She was a clothes designer and artist; she founded Essence of Nature Cosmetics; and she made television appearances through the 1960s and 70s, doing cameos and pushing health foods. She received Best Actress nominations for "Sadie Thompson", "The Trespasser", and "Sunset Boulevard".


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