~Gloria Swanson~

Born: March 27, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: April 4, 1983 in New York, NY, USA
~Silent Filmography~
~November 9, 1926~


~NEW YORK...The Marquise de la Falaise,
husband of Gloria Swanson, is preparing for his
debut as a movie actor. Screen tests of the film
stars husband and Miss Swanson helped him get
his makeup on. Photo shows the Marquise being
"shot" for screen tests.~
~Associated Press, 1983~
Gloria Swanson was a silent movie queen who became a symbol of Hollywood's long-gone golden

Swanson began her career at 15, retired in 1936 and then returned to the screen in 1949 to star in
"Sunset Boulevard," the story of an aging, demented movie queen. She remained active
professionally into her 70s.

Among her most widely acclaimed films were "Male and Female" (1919), "The Gilded Cage" (1922),
"My American Wife" (1922), "Manhandled" (1924), "Stage Struck" (1925), "Sadie Thompson" (1928),
"Indiscreet" (1931) and "Tonight or Never" (1931). She was nominated for three Oscars but did not

In 1951 she appeared in the Broadway stage hit "Twentieth Century" with Jose Ferrer, and in 1952 in
"Nina" with David Niven. In 1971 she returned to Broadway for "Butterflies Are Free."

Swanson's former husbands include actor Wallace Beery, cafe owner Herbert K. Somborn, the
Marquis de la Falaise de la Coudray, Irish sportsman Michael Farmer and businessman William N.

In the 1920s she also had an affair with Joseph P. Kennedy — the patriarch of the Kennedy family
and father of John, Robert and Edward Kennedy. In her autobiography she said "he wanted to leave
his wife and maintain a second household with me." But Boston Cardinal William O'Connell told
Swanson that such an arrangement was as "impossible" as divorce.

— Associated Press in the Los Angeles Times April 4, 1983
~Gloria Swanson sees her friend
Corinne Griffith off as the later sets
sail for European vacation. May,
Queen Kelly (1929) .... Kitty Kelly, aka Queen Kelly
Sadie Thompson (1928) .... Sadie Thompson
The Love of Sunya (1927) .... Sunya Ashling
Fine Manners (1926) .... Orchid Murphy
The Untamed Lady (1926) .... St.Clair Van Tassel
Stage Struck (1925) .... Jennie Hagen
The Coast of Folly (1925) .... Joyce Gathway/Nadine Gathway - Still Codes: 569 & 808
Madame Sans-Gêne (1924) .... Catherine Hubscher
Wages of Virtue (1924) .... Carmelita
Her Love Story (1924) .... Princess Marie

Manhandled (1924) .... Tessie McGuire
A Society Scandal (1924) .... Marjorie Colbert
The Humming Bird (1924) .... Toinette
Zaza (1923) .... Zaza
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1923) .... Mona deBriac
Prodigal Daughters (1923) .... Swifty Forbes
Hollywood (1923) ... Herself
My American Wife (1922) .... Natalie Chester
The Impossible Mrs. Bellew (1922) .... Betty Bellew
Beyond the Rocks (1922) .... Theodora Fitzgerald
Her Gilded Cage (1922) .... Suzanne Ornoff
Her Husband's Trademark (1922) .... Lois Miller
Gloria Swanson and Thomas Meighan (1922)
Don't Tell Everything (1921) .... Marian Westover
Under the Lash (1921) .... Deborah Krillet
... aka The Shulamite
The Affairs of Anatol (1921) .... Vivian Spencer (Anatol's wife)
... aka A Prodigal Knight (UK)
The Great Moment (1921) .... Nada and Nadine Pelham
Something to Think About (1920) .... Ruth Anderson
Why Change Your Wife? (1920) .... Beth Gordon

Male and Female (1919) .... Lady Mary Lasenby
For Better, for Worse (1919) .... Sylvia Norcross
Don't Change Your Husband (1919) .... Leila Porter
Wife or Country (1918) .... Sylvia Hamilton
The Secret Code (1918) .... Sally Carter Rand
Shifting Sands (1918) .... Marcia Grey
Everywoman's Husband (1918) .... Edith Emerson
You Can't Believe Everything (1918) .... Patricia Reynolds
Station Content (1918) .... Kitty Manning
Her Decision (1918) .... Phyllis Dunbar
Society for Sale (1918) .... Phylis Clyne
The Pullman Bride (1917) .... The Girl
The Sultan's Wife (1917) .... Gloria
Whose Baby? (1917/II)
Dangers of a Bride (1917)
Baseball Madness (1917)
Teddy at the Throttle (1917) .... Gloria Dawn, His Sweetheart
Haystacks and Steeples (1916)
The Danger Girl (1916) .... Reggie's madcap sister
A Social Cub (1916)
Hearts and Sparks (1916)
A Dash of Courage (1916)
Sunshine (1916)
The Nick of Time Baby (1916)
The Broken Pledge (1915) (as Gloria Mae Swanson)
The Romance of an American Duchess (1915)
Sweedie Goes to College (1915)
The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket (1915)
His New Job (1915) (uncredited) .... Extra, Stenographer
... aka Charlie's New Job
The Ambition of the Baron (1915) .... Bit part
At the End of a Perfect Day (1915) (uncredited) .... Extra, hands bouquet to Holmes
The Misjudged Mr. Hartley (1915) .... Maid
The Song of the Soul (1914/I) (unconfirmed)