Swanson also later hosted a television anthology series, Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson, in which she occasionally acted. [37] Under that name, she produced The Love of Sunya with herself in the title role. [39] While it did not lose money, it was a financial wash, breaking even on the production costs. Find out about Michael Farmer & Gloria Swanson Divorced, children, joint family tree & history, ancestors and ancestry. Her first independent film, The Love of Sunya, in which she costarred with John Boles and Pauline Garon, opened the Roxy Theatre in New York City on March 11, 1927 (Swanson was pictured in the ruins of the Roxy on October 14, 1960, during the demolition of the theater in a famous photo taken by Time-Life photographer Eliot Elisofon). [78] The storyline depicts faded silent movie star Desmond falling in love with the younger screenwriter Joe Gillis, played by William Holden. admin [163][164] Davey moved out. [52] Kennedy then created the position of "European director of Pathé" to put her third husband Henry de La Falaise on the payroll. (1920), Something to Think About (1920), and The Affairs of Anatol (1921) soon followed. Her father was a Swedish American and her mother was of German, French, and Polish ancestry. [48] Her two productions had generated income, but too slowly to offset her production loan debts to Art Cinema Corporation. I don't think that comedy, unless it has a great deal of irony in it, corresponds to anything in life. [72] In 1939, she created Multiprises, an inventions and patents company; Henri de la Falaise provided a transitional Paris office for the scientists and gave written documentation to authorities guaranteeing jobs for them. Tuesday (AAP-Rcuter). [17] Her first picture under her new contract was DeMille's World War I romantic drama For Better, for Worse. According to Swanson, after discovering Davey in a drunken stupor, she and daughter Michelle, believing they were being helpful, left a trail of Alcoholics Anonymous literature around their apartment. {{collectionsDisplayName(searchView.appliedFilters)}}, {{searchText.groupByEventToggleImages()}}, {{searchText.groupByEventToggleEvents()}}. Davey quickly packed up and left. Her final screen appearance was as herself in the thriller Airport 1975. During the early 1920s, she had a falling-out with close friend. Upon her 1983 death, much of the remainder of her holdings were purchased by UT-Austin at an auction held at the Doyle New York gallery. [88], Swanson received several acting offers following the release of Sunset Boulevard, but turned most of them down, saying they tended to be pale imitations of Norma Desmond. [51] Kennedy advised her to shut down Swanson Producing Corporation. [112], Swanson was a vegetarian and an early health food advocate[113] who was known for bringing her own meals to public functions in a tin box. 1951, Fred Astaire{ "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Person", "name": "Fred Astaire", "gender": "Male" } Swanson's comeback role in the 1950 film Sunset Boulevard earned her a Golden Globe Award and a third nomination for an Academy Award. A willing extra was often a valuable asset. [111] Kevin Brownlow and David Gill interviewed her for Hollywood, a television history of the silent era. Select 100 images or less to download. FameChain has their amazing trees. She starred in dozens of silent films and was nominated three times for an Academy Award as Best Actress. I think all this talk about age is foolish. In this he wrote Swanson's best-selling 1980 autobiography, "Swanson on Swanson" for her with her help. [100][101] She made a guest appearance on The Dick Cavett Show in the summer of 1970; a guest on the same show as Janis Joplin.