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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Actress
Nation: American
Biography of Gloria Swanson

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I was 25 and the most popular celebrity in the world, with the possible exception of my friend Mary Pickford.

Tags: Friend, Popular, Possible

I was married when I was 17. I knew nothing. I was full of romance.

Tags: Knew, Married, Romantic

I was the first celebrity in pictures to be marrying a titled European.

Tags: Celebrity, Marrying, Pictures

I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can't divorce a book.

Tags: Book, Divorce, Thought

If you're 40 years old and you've never had a failure, you've been deprived.

Tags: Deprived, Failure, Old

In two months Joseph Kennedy had taken over my entire life, and I trusted him implicitly to make the most of it.

Tags: Him, Life, Taken

Much as I cared for Joseph Kennedy, he was a classic example of that person in the arts with lots of brains and drive but little taste or talent.

Tags: Drive, Example, Talent

My greatest debt will always be to the movie-going public of yesterday and today, without whose love and devotion I would have had no story to tell.

Tags: Greatest, Love, Today

My mother and I could always look out the same window without ever seeing the same thing.

Tags: Mother, Seeing, Window

My sculpture is very personal; for years my subjects were family and close, close friends.

Tags: Family, Friends, Personal

One of the networks sent me a TV set to watch. I didn't care for the medium. It depressed me.

Tags: Care, Depressed, Watch

Tennessee Williams was a gifted talker with a beautiful accent and we had lots of things in common.

Tags: Beautiful, Common, Lots

The day I initiated divorce proceedings against Michael Farmer, I was ready to retire to a desert cave and rethink my life.

Tags: Against, Divorce, Life

The English press treated the world premiere of my first talking picture as a major event.

Tags: English, Picture, Talking

The first feminine feature that goes, with advancing age, is the neck.

Tags: Age, Feminine, Goes

The fuss that actors began making about the difficulty of shifting to sound struck me as perfectly foolish.

Tags: Foolish, Making, Sound

The major gossip columnists were more concerned with protecting the industry than with gunning down sinners.

Tags: Concerned, Gossip, Industry

The Paramount executives were so pleased with Sunset Boulevard that they asked me to do a publicity tour.

Tags: Asked, Sunset, Tour

The Sennett system of making pictures was actually fun. You never knew what the person next to you was going to do.

Tags: Fun, Making, Next

We lived on the Key West Army Base. Key West for me was a tropical island paradise.

Tags: Army, Key, Lived

When I die, my epitaph should read: She Paid the Bills. That's the story of my private life.

Tags: Die, Life, She

Writing the story of your own life is a bit like drilling your own teeth.

Tags: Life, Story, Writing

Your body is the direct result of what you eat as well as what you don't eat.

Tags: Body, Eat, Result

Life and death. They are somehow sweetly and beautifully mixed, but I don't know how.

Tags: Death, Life, Mixed

Sunset Boulevard opened in August 1950, and it was pronounced the best movie ever made about Hollywood.

Tags: Best, Hollywood, Movie

I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944.

Tags: Food, Health, Healthy
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Sam Wood, the director, made most of his money as a real estate agent; there was nothing of the temperamental artist about him.

Tags: Him, Money, Real

There was no place at all for me in my father's military world.

Tags: Father, Military, Place

As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation.

Tags: Dad, Life, Said

By the time I was 15, my mother had turned me into a real clotheshorse.

Tags: Mother, Real, Time

Nobody gets anything for nothing.

Tags: Nobody

The only time I ever went hunting I remembered it as a grisly experience.

Tags: Experience, Hunting, Time

After 16 years in pictures I could not be intimidated easily, because I knew where all the skeletons were buried.

Tags: After, Knew, Pictures

All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.

Tags: Creative, Leave, Year

All they had to do was put my name on a marquee and watch the money roll in.

Tags: Money, Name, Put

At 26 I felt myself a victim rather than a victor in the realm of pictures.

Tags: Felt, Pictures, Rather

Because I take care of my body, it doesn't look like the body of a woman of my years.

Tags: Body, Care, Woman

Fame was thrilling only until it became grueling. Money was fun only until you ran out of things to buy.

Tags: Fun, Money, Until

From the first moment on the set I was consumed with curiousity about the technical side of shooting a sound picture.

Tags: Moment, Picture, Sound

I always anticipated difficulties in order to avoid scenes.

Tags: Avoid, Order, Scenes

I am a very pragmatic person.

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I am big. It's the pictures that got small.

Tags: Big, Pictures, Small

I consider anybody who weighs over 200 pounds fat, and time was when I could not refrain from telling such people so.

Tags: Anybody, Fat, Time

I didn't want to spend the rest of my life playing Norma Desmond over and over again.

Tags: Again, Life, Playing

I doubted that there were Communists hiding behind every corporation desk and director's chair.

Tags: Behind, Director, Hiding

I entered the cosmetics industry because I wanted more women to use cosmetics made with safe, healthful ingredients.

Tags: Industry, Wanted, Women

I feel sure that unborn babies pick their parents.

Tags: Babies, Parents, Sure

I had starred in more than 30 successful films, six in a row directed by Cecil B. De Mille.

Tags: Films, Six, Successful