Swanson, swathed in furs and an I-dare-you glare, played up to the hilt the former silent star, Norma Desmond, who still gets fan mail ghosted by her ex-lover and present butler, Eric von Stroheim. Perhaps she was stating only the obvious: she was still big in a smaller time. In a way, she was right. Unlike many silent stars, Swanson made the technical transition to sound with relative ease.
How JFK’s favorite sister lit up her family before losing her life at 28
Gloria Swanson - Wikipedia
She first achieved fame acting in dozens of silent films in the s and was nominated three times for an Academy Award as Best Actress, most famously for her comeback in Billy Wilder 's Sunset Boulevard , which also earned her a Golden Globe Award. Swanson was born in Chicago and raised in a military family that moved from base to base. Her schoolgirl crush on Essanay Studios actor Francis X. Bushman led to her aunt taking her to tour the actor's Chicago studio. The year-old Swanson was offered a brief walk-on for one film as an extra, beginning her life's career in front of the cameras. In , Swanson joined United Artists as one of the film industry's pioneering women filmmakers.
For most men, being the father of a United States president, and one of the most famous at that would mean a life spent in the background. However, Joseph Kennedy Sr. An exceedingly wealthy businessman, he was highly influential in the world of politics, and he unquestionably helped propel his children to the spotlight, by fair means or foul.
By Barbara Hoffman. What can you say about a girl who was born rich, rebelled against her family and died at 28? Kick was the fourth of nine children born to Rose and Joseph P. Kennedy, who liked to line them up, in age and size order, for family photos.