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- sunset boulevard - Just seen this again at the cornerhouse in manchester. Great to see it in an actual cinema

Gloria Swanson, 1922 photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnson. Gloria May Josephine Swanson (/ˈswɑːnsən/; March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress, singer and producer, who is best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a reclusive 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.

"I'm ready for my close-up." - #32 Top 100 Movie Moments. Gloria Swanson is back in the spotlight.