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Casey Swanson

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Director within the FaZe Clan popular with the name FaZe Swan whose general Call of Responsibility skills being a trickshotter and video gaming commentator have got earned him a lot more than 700,000 YouTube clients. He made his YouTube route using the name TehSwanny in July of 2011 and started posting articles from Contact of Duty instantly. He gained verification on YouTube in January of 2014. He’s also well-known on Twitter, with over 470,000 supporters. He highlighted his sister within a vlog video known as “Sibling Attacking Sister!!” He and FaZe Filthy both became directors in FaZe Clan.

Quick Facts


Full Name Casey Robert Swanson
Date Of Birth February 3, 1998
Died April 4, 1983, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Minnesota
Height 1.5 m
Profession YouTube Star
Education Hawthorne Scholastic Academy
Nationality American
Spouse William Dufty, William Davey, Michael Farmer, Henry de La Falaise, Herbert K. Somborn, Wallace Beery
Children Michelle Bridget Farmer, Joseph Patrick Swanson, Gloria Swanson Somborn
Parents Adelaide Swanson, Joseph Theodore Swanson
Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, National Board of Review Award for Best Actress
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star - Female
Movies Sunset Boulevard, The Trespasser, Sadie Thompson, Queen Kelly, Male and Female, Don't Change Your Husband, Beyond the Rocks, Why Change Your Wife?, The Love of Sunya, Madame Sans-Gêne, The Affairs of Anatol, Manhandled, Zaza, Tonight or Never, Airport 1975, Stage Struck, Teddy at the Throttle, Music in the Air, The Danger Girl, Indiscreet, Father Takes a Wife, Perfect Understanding, Something to Think About, Under the Lash, My American Wife, Shifting Sands, The Great Moment, The Impossible Mrs. Bellew, What a Widow!, Three for Bedroom "C", A Society Scandal, The Pullman Bride, Her Gilded Cage, Prodigal Daughters, For Better, for Worse, The Nick of Time Baby, Station Content, The Coast of Folly, The Sultan's Wife, Fine Manners, The Humming Bird, Society for Sale, The Untamed Lady, Bluebeard's 8th Wife, Sweedie Goes to College, The Secret Code, The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket, Don't Tell Everything, Her Love Story, Hearts and Sparks, A Dash of Courage
TV Shows Burke's Law, Hollywood Opening Night, Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1 She and her Hollywood (1923) co-star Jacqueline Logan both died on April 4, 1983.
2 Was Daisy "Granny" Moses' favorite movie star in The Beverly Hillbillies TV series. In referring to Swanson, Granny would always say: "We's lookalikes, y'know".
3 Most biographers overlook her appearance on the ABC TV variety show The Hollywood Palace (1964). At the end of the first winter-spring season, series producers Nick Vanoff and William O. Harbach scheduled the show's host Gene Barry with guest stars Swanson and Buster Keaton to appear together in a comedy sketch. Keaton was at that time appearing in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963). Bringing famous Hollywood film stars onto the show was the producers' main goal. Getting Swanson and Keaton on the show was considered a coup and an opportunity to promote the film. The sketch starred Swanson as Cleopatra and Keaton as Marc Antony, staged on a stepped Roman platform terrace surrounded by a 20-inch-high parapet wall and Roman columns, with the pair falling in love. It was written by Joe Bigelow and Jay Burton, but director Grey Lockwood encouraged Swanson and Keaton to contribute any bits, routines and ideas that they wanted to, which they did. On the first day of rehearsal Swanson was on the stage, gazing up at the lighting fixtures overhead. She asked for lighting director Jack Denton to come to the stage, which he did, and Swanson began pointing out how she wanted which lights to focus on her and Keaton during the sketch--side light, key light, back light, which color gels to use, etc. Denton made sure that all of her suggestions were implemented. Keaton's idea was that the sketch should end with "Antony" and "Cleopatra" sitting on the parapet wall bench, join hands, and fall backwards out of sight over the wall. He and Swanson rehearsed the fall several times, and did the stunt themselves when it came time to actually shoot the scene for the show.
4 Her father was of Swedish descent. Her mother was of Polish, German, and French ancestry.
5 She was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6750 Hollywood Boulevard; and for Television at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
6 Underwent an abortion in 1917 during her marriage to Wallace Beery. Swanson called it one of the biggest regrets of her life.
7 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 21, a daughter Gloria Swanson Somborn on October 7, 1920. Child's father was her 2nd husband, Herbert K. Somborn.
8 Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 33, a daughter Michele Bridget Farmer (aka Michele Farmer on April 5, 1932. Child's father was her 4th husband, Michael Farmer.
9 Was considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939), which went to Vivien Leigh.
10 In 1964, she was one of many guest speakers at the Project Prayer Rally in Los Angeles, California.
11 Upon her death, her remains were interred at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City. Her location plot is the Columbium in the basement of the church on the left side of the wall towards the back of the room.
12 A Republican, she was the head of the council for "Seniors for Reagan-Bush".
13 She was the first star to win back-to-back Oscar nominations, for Sadie Thompson (1928) in 1929 and for The Trespasser (1929) in 1930.
14 The first film shown at the original Roxy Theatre at 153 West 50th Street, New York City, was Swanson's The Love of Sunya (1927) in March 1927, and she attended the premiere. At its demolition in 1961, she posed in its ruins as a final farewell.
15 Known for her extravagant lifestyle, it was reported that she earned $8,000,000 between 1918 and 1929 and spent nearly all of it. By the time of her death in 1983, her gross estate was valued at just over $1,440,000.
16 She cited Madame Sans-Gêne (1925) (now lost) as her personal favorite of all her films.
17 Claimed to have detested writing her autobiography.
18 During the early 1920s, she had a falling-out with close friend Blanche Sweet. The dispute was over a man, and Sweet never forgave her.
19 Cited Beyond the Rocks (1922) as one of her favorite films from her silent career.
20 Was very close friends with actor Dirk Benedict. She introduced him to macrobiotics. Dirk has said that she was like a mother to him. They met working on the play "Butterflies Are Free", where Swanson played Benedict's mother.
21 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives." Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 776-778. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
22 When she died, her book collection was sold to the Gotham Book Mart in New York City. All of the books were concerned with health and nutrition.
23 Her performance as Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd. (1950) is ranked #31 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
24 One of her best friends was actress Lois Wilson.
25 Was engaged to Marshall Neilan for some time in the 1920s.
26 Hated acting in slapstick comedy, which was pretty much all of her early career.
27 Mother of a biological daughter, Gloria, by her second husband, and also of an adopted son, Joseph Patrick, whom everyone thought (erroneously) was named for her lover at the time, Joseph P. Kennedy (father/founder of the Kennedy political clan).
28 Wrote her own autobiography in rebuttal to certain claims made by Rose Kennedy in her 1974 memoirs.
29 Met her third husband, the Marquis (or "Marquess") Henri de la Falaise, when he worked as her interpreter in France on Madame Sans-Gêne (1925).
30 Her last husband, William Dufty, was a well-known author of books and a few screenplays, such as Lady Sings the Blues (1972), the Billie Holiday story. It was Dufty, translator of "You Are All Sanpaku", by George Ohsawa, who was influenced by Swanson to take an interest in health and become involved in holistic-health related literature.
31 Godmother of director/writer Dirk Wayne Summers, and had signed to appear in The Great Sex War (1969), a film he was producing in Mexico. However, Swanson and her soon to be husband, William Dufty, took it upon themselves (without being asked) to rewrite the screenplay. The "changes" in the script that Swanson desired were not ones that Summers wanted to include, so they mutually released each other from their contracts. This did not impact their close relationship, apparently. Swanson accompanied Summers to Mexico for a location scouting trip.
32 Second husband Herbert K. Somborn ran Hollywood's legendary Brown Derby restaurant from 1926 until his death in 1934.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Nick of Time Baby 1916 Short The Blacksmith's Daughter
Haystacks and Steeples 1916 Short Gloria - the Society Girl
The Danger Girl 1916 Short The Danger Girl - Reggie's Madcap Sister
A Social Cub 1916 Short Gloria
Hearts and Sparks 1916 Short Gloria - Bobby's Sweetheart
A Dash of Courage 1916 Short The Prominent Citizen's Daughter
Sunshine 1916 Short
The Broken Pledge 1915 Short Gloria (as Gloria Mae)
The Romance of an American Duchess 1915 Short Minor Role (uncredited)
Sweedie Goes to College 1915 Short Betty - College Girl
The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket 1915 Short Farina, Elvira's Daughter (as Gloria Mae)
His New Job 1915 Short Stenographer (uncredited)
The Ambition of the Baron 1915 Short Minor Role (uncredited)
At the End of a Perfect Day 1915 Short Hands Bouquet to Holmes (uncredited)
The Misjudged Mr. Hartley 1915 Short Maid
The Song of the Soul 1914 Short unconfirmed
Airport 1975 1974 Gloria Swanson
Killer Bees 1974 TV Movie Madame Maria von Bohlen
Ben Casey 1965 TV Series Victoria Hoffman
My Three Sons 1965 TV Series Margaret McSterling
Burke's Law 1963-1964 TV Series Miss Lily Boles / Venus Hekate Walsh
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1964 TV Series Mrs. Daniels
Kraft Suspense Theatre 1964 TV Series Mrs. Charlotte Heaton
Dr. Kildare 1963 TV Series Julia Colton
Straightaway 1961 TV Series Lorraine Carrington
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1957 TV Series Norma Desmond
Nero's Mistress 1956 Agrippina
Hollywood Opening Night 1953 TV Series
Three for Bedroom C 1952 Ann Haven
Sunset Blvd. 1950 Norma Desmond
Dear Miss Gloria 1946 Short Miss Gloria
Father Takes a Wife 1941 Leslie Collier
Music in the Air 1934 Frieda Hotzfelt
Perfect Understanding 1933 Judy Rogers
Tonight or Never 1931 Nella Vago
Indiscreet 1931 Geraldine 'Gerry' Trent
What a Widow! 1930 Tamarind Brook
The Trespasser 1929 Marion Donnell
Queen Kelly 1929 Kitty Kelly / 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
Madame Sans-Gêne 1925 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
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
Don't Tell Everything 1921 Marian Westover
Under the Lash 1921 Deborah Krillet
The Affairs of Anatol 1921 Vivian Spencer - Anatol's Wife
The Great Moment 1921 Nada Pelham 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 Short Sylvia Hamilton
The Secret Code 1918 Sally Carter Rand
Shifting Sands 1918/I 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 Short The Pullman Bride
The Sultan's Wife 1917 Short Gloria
Whose Baby? 1917/II Short The Wife
Baseball Madness 1917 Short The Heiress
Teddy at the Throttle 1917 Short Gloria Dawn - Bobby's Sweetheart

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1920s: The Dawn of the Hollywood Musical 2008 Video documentary performer: "Come to Me", "If You Haven't Got Love" - uncredited
Sunset Blvd. 1950 "Sobre las Olas Over the Waves" 1887, uncredited / performer: "La Cumparsita" 1916 - uncredited
Music in the Air 1934 performer: "One More Dance", "I'm So Eager", "I'm Alone"
Perfect Understanding 1933 performer: "I Love You So Much That I Hate You" - uncredited
Indiscreet 1931 performer: "If You Haven't Got Love", "Come to Me" - uncredited
What a Widow! 1930 performer: "Love Is Like a Song", "Say 'Oui' Cheri", "You're the One", "Love, Your Magic Spell Is Everywhere" - uncredited
The Trespasser 1929 performer: "Love, Your Magic Spell is Everywhere", "I Love You Truly", "Serenade" - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Perfect Understanding 1933 producer
What a Widow! 1930 producer
Queen Kelly 1929 producer - uncredited
Sadie Thompson 1928 producer - uncredited
The Love of Sunya 1927 producer - uncredited

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Three for Bedroom C 1952

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Der Rosenkönig 1986 voice: from radio play

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hollywood 1980 TV Mini-Series documentary acknowledgment: film source
Hollywood: The Golden Years 1961 TV Movie documentary acknowledgment: film source

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ciné regards 1981 TV Series documentary Herself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast 1981 TV Series Herself
Stars 1981 TV Series Herself
Looks Familiar 1981 TV Series Herself
Friday Night, Saturday Morning 1981 TV Series Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1963-1980 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Over Easy 1980 TV Series Herself
Men Who Rate a 10 1980 TV Special Herself
Hollywood 1980 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Parkinson 1978 TV Series Herself
The Fim Society of Lincoln Center Tribute to George Cukor 1978 TV Movie Herself
New York, New York 1977 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1977 TV Series Herself - Panelist
The Mike Douglas Show 1964-1976 TV Series Herself - Actress / Herself / Heself - Actress / ...
The Dream Factory 1975 Documentary Herself
Donahue 1975 TV Series Herself
Dinah! 1974 TV Series Herself
ABC Late Night 1974 TV Series Herself
Paramount Presents 1974 TV Movie Herself - Host (as Miss Gloria Swanson)
The Carol Burnett Show 1973 TV Series Herself
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1973 TV Series documentary Herself
Living Easy with Dr. Joyce Brothers 1973 TV Series Herself
The Age of Ballyhoo 1973 Video documentary Herself - Narrator (voice)
The Dick Cavett Show 1970-1972 TV Series Herself
Chaplinesque, My Life and Hard Times 1972 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The David Frost Show 1969-1971 TV Series Herself
Johnny Carson Presents the Sun City Scandals '70 1970 TV Movie Herself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1969 TV Series Herself
Les dossiers de l'écran 1969 TV Series Herself
Late Night Line-Up 1968 TV Series Herself
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1968 TV Series Herself
The Woody Woodbury Show 1967 TV Series Herself
Dateline: Hollywood 1967 TV Series Herself
Girl Talk 1965-1967 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1967 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Beverly Hillbillies 1966 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Talent Scouts 1966 TV Series Herself
The Match Game 1965 TV Series Herself - Team Captain
Cinéastes de notre temps 1965 TV Series documentary Herself
What's My Line? 1950-1965 TV Series Herself - Mystery Guest / Herself - Mystery Challenger
The Hollywood Deb Stars of 1965 1965 TV Movie Herself - Honorary Chairman
The Hollywood Palace 1964 TV Series Herself
The Linkletter Show 1964 TV Series Herself
The Celebrity Game 1964 TV Series Herself
The World's Greatest Showman: The Legend of Cecil B. DeMille 1963 TV Movie documentary Herself
Howard K. Smith 1963 TV Series Herself
Delta Kappa Alpha Silver Anniversary Banquet 1963 TV Movie documentary Herself - Co-Host
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1959-1962 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Herself - Actress
I've Got a Secret 1952-1960 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Celebrity Guest
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood 1960 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Big Party 1959 TV Series Herself - Schick Razor pitchwoman
The Bob Hope Show 1958 TV Series Herself
The Ben Hecht Show 1958 TV Series Herself - Actress
The Mike Wallace Interview 1957 TV Series Herself
This Is Your Life 1957 TV Series Herself
Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson 1952-1955 TV Series Herself - Hostess
Person to Person 1954 TV Series documentary Herself
Texaco Star Theatre 1954 TV Series Herself
The 25th Annual Academy Awards 1953 TV Special Herself - Accepting Honorary Award for Joseph M. Schenck
All Star Revue 1952 TV Series Herself
The Kate Smith Evening Hour 1952 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1950-1951 TV Series Herself
London Entertains 1951 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Peter Lind Hayes Show 1950 TV Series Herself - Actress
TV Club 1950 TV Series documentary Herself - Actress
The Ed Wynn Show 1950 TV Series Herself
Erskine Johnson's Hollywood Reel 1949 TV Series Herself
Screen Snapshots Series 15, No. 8 1936 Documentary short Herself
Broadway Gossip No. 2 1932 Short Herself
Round About Hollywood 1931 Documentary short Herself
Gloria Swanson Dialogue 1925 Short Herself
Hollywood 1923 Herself
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 21 1923 Documentary short
Gloria Swanson and Thomas Meighan 1922 Short Herself
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 16 1922 Documentary short Herself
A Trip to Paramountown 1922 Documentary short Herself
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 1 1922 Documentary short Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hotellet 2016 Documentary Herself
Million Dollar American Princesses 2016 TV Mini-Series Herself
The Mack Sennett Collection: Volume One 2014 Video
All Vows 2014 Short
Arena 1991-2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Norma Desmond
Hollywood sul Tevere 2009 Documentary Herself
House of Harrington 2008 Documentary short
Diálogos de cine 2008 TV Movie Norma Desmond
Spisok korabley 2008 Documentary Sadie Thompson
Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema 2007 Documentary Herself
City Confidential 2002-2007 TV Series documentary Norma Desmond / Herself
Billy Wilder Speaks 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Life Is a Dream in Cinema: Pola Negri 2006 Documentary Herself
Silenci? 2005 TV Series Norma Desmond
Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself - Interviewee
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2003 Video documentary Herself (from Sadie Thompson) (uncredited)
The Kennedys: The Curse of Power 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself
Heroes of Comedy 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
Judy Garland's Hollywood 1997 Video documentary
Gloria Swanson: The Greatest Star 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Casting Couch 1995 Video documentary
Hollywood '84 1984 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actress - Unidentified Mack Sennett Film (uncredited)
Hollywood 1980 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Carol Burnett Show 1977 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Palace 1970 TV Series Herself
Hollywood My Home Town 1965 Documentary Herself
The Love Goddesses 1965 Documentary Herself
Hollywood: The Golden Years 1961 TV Movie documentary Actress 'Teddy at the Throttle' (uncredited)
The Legend of Rudolph Valentino 1961 Video documentary Herself
When Comedy Was King 1960 Documentary edited from 'Teddy at the Throttle'
Screen Snapshots: The Great Director 1951 Documentary short Herself
The Golden Twenties 1950 Documentary Herself
Down Memory Lane 1949 Reluctant bride
Happy Times and Jolly Moments 1943 Short uncredited
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 1 1937 Documentary short Herself
Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 11 1937 Documentary short Herself
The Camera Speaks 1934 Short
March of the Movies 1933 Herself, film clip (uncredited)
Hollywood on Parade No. B-5 1933 Short Herself (uncredited)
The House That Shadows Built 1931 Documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1980 Career Achievement Award National Board of Review, USA
1975 Special Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
1974 Silver Medallion Award Telluride Film Festival, US
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6750 Hollywood Blvd.
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 February 1960. At 6301 Hollywood Blvd.
1951 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actress - Drama Sunset Blvd. (1950)
1951 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera) Sunset Blvd. (1950)
1951 Diploma of Merit Jussi Awards Foreign Actress Sunset Blvd. (1950)
1950 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actress Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1964 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Star - Female Burke's Law (1963)
1951 Gold Medal Picturegoer Awards Best Actress Sunset Blvd. (1950)
1951 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Sunset Blvd. (1950)
1930 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role The Trespasser (1929)
1929 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Sadie Thompson (1928)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1950 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Sunset Blvd. (1950)

TitleSalary
Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson (1952) $350 /week
Sunset Blvd. (1950) $50,000
Father Takes a Wife (1941) $35,000
Music in the Air (1934) $250,000
Perfect Understanding (1933) $150,000
Perfect Understanding (1933) $250,000
Tonight or Never (1931) $250,000
Indiscreet (1931) $250,000
What a Widow! (1930) $100,000
The Trespasser (1929) $50,000
The Trespasser (1929) $100,000
Sadie Thompson (1928) $150,000
Zaza (1923) $6,500 /week
The Great Moment (1921) $2,500 /week
Society for Sale (1918) $150 /week
The Pullman Bride (1917) $85 /week
The Sultan's Wife (1917) $85 /week
Dangers of a Bride (1917) $85 /week
Teddy at the Throttle (1917) $85 /week
The Nick of Time Baby (1916) $85 /week
Haystacks and Steeples (1916) $85 /week
The Danger Girl (1916) $85 /week
A Social Cub (1916) $85 /week
Hearts and Sparks (1916) $85 /week
A Dash of Courage (1916) $85 /week
A Dash of Courage (1916) $65 /week
The Broken Pledge (1915) $3 .25/day
The Romance of an American Duchess (1915) $3 .25/day
Sweedie Goes to College (1915) $3 .25/day
The Fable of Elvira and Farina and the Meal Ticket (1915) $3 .25/day
His New Job (1915) $3 .25/day

#Quote
1 [during the first screening of The Impossible Mrs. Bellew (1922)} Did we make that on location or in the studio?
2 I haven't a very great sense of humor. When I see a comedy I laugh with the others. I'm sufficiently amused, but when it's over I have a feeling that I am not taking anything away with me. I don't think that comedy, unless it has a great deal of irony in it, corresponds to anything in life. It makes me feel vacant - just as though I had gone to a restaurant hungry and come away without eating.
3 They won't ever let me forget Sunset Blvd. (1950). Maybe I shouldn't have done it. These people who watch the film now never heard of me. They weren't alive when I did silent films. They think I was Norma Desmond, and I keep telling them Norma Desmond was a creation, not a real character. I NEVER was Norma Desmond, and I don't know anyone who lived like that!
4 [on showing pictures of herself] You notice there are NO bathing beauty scenes? And I'll tell you why: I was never a Sennet bathing beauty. Those glossies that sometimes turn up were publicity stills that I unfortunately made as a favor when I had a free hour. And I've paid for it all of my life.
5 Under God we became the freest, strongest, wealthiest nation on earth. Should we change that?
6 [on being transported by police through a mob of fans to the premiere of The Trespasser (1929)] As I felt my feet leave the ground, I could tell that someone behind me was standing on my train, so I screamed for one of the horsemen to pick it up. I was now completely horizontal, face down, like a battering ram, and that is the way they carried me through the crowd and into the theater lobby.
7 Two of the more trivial topics I never discuss are my marriage [of three weeks] to Wallace Beery and those frozen dinners which have become famous with my name on them.
8 [In a 1965 interview with DeWitt Bodeen] The public didn't want the truth, and I shouldn't have bothered to give it to them. In those days they wanted us to live like kings. So we did--and why not? We were in love with life. We were making more money than we ever dreamed existed, and there was no reason to believe it would ever stop.
9 [on Erich von Stroheim] The experience of working with him was unlike any I had had in more than 50 pictures. He was so painstaking and slow that I would lose all sense of time, hypnotized by the man's relentless perfectionism.
10 Hollywood has called me in turn "The Clothes Horse", "The Old Grey Mare"--and "Death of a Saleswoman". Since my comeback in Sunset Blvd. (1950), I'm glad to say they've thought up a new title: "Gloss".
11 Every victory is also a defeat.
12 By the time I was 15, my mother had turned me into a real clotheshorse.
13 At 26, I felt myself a victim rather than a victor in the realm of pictures.
14 As Daddy said, life is 95 percent anticipation.
15 All they had to do was put my name on a marquee and watch the money roll in.
16 A crisis arose when several newspapers questioned whether my singing voice was real. I had not sung--they wanted to know why.
17 After years of negotiating, I felt bitter and resentful about Mr. Lasky [Jesse L. Lasky] and Paramount and I knew I always would.
18 After seven years in one place, not to mention two marriages and 32 pictures, I felt I had earned a vacation.
19 After 16 years in pictures I could not be intimidated easily, because I knew where all the skeletons were buried.
20 [on Marlene Dietrich] Her legs may be longer than mine, but unlike me, she doesn't have 7 grandchildren.
21 It's amazing to find that so many people, who I thought really knew me, could have thought that Sunset Blvd. (1950) was autobiographical. I've got nobody floating in my swimming pool.
22 [on her pre-Cecil B. DeMille years as a comedienne working for Mack Sennett] I played my comedies like Duse [serious classical actress Eleonora Duse], which is probably why I was so funny.
23 [on her role in Airport 1975 (1974)] I was holding out for a picture I could take my grandchildren to see, something exciting and contemporary without senseless violence.
24 [To her mother following her triumphant return to Hollywood in 1924 after making Madame Sans-Gêne (1925) in France] It's the saddest night of my life. I'm just 26. Where do I go from here?
25 [In 1922] I have gone through a long apprenticeship. I have gone through enough of being a nobody. I have decided that when I am a star, I will be every inch and every moment the star! Everybody from the studio gateman to the highest executive will know it.
26 When I die, my epitaph should read "She Paid the Bills". That's the story of my private life.
27 I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can't divorce a book.
28 I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I'm one year older, everyone else is too.
29 All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.
30 I have decided that when I am a star, I will be every inch and every moment a star.

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