What she would like to assume is the role of Norma Desmond, the fading star in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'Sunset Boulevard,' famously played by Glenn Close in California and New York (Gloria Swanson
in the 1940s classic film, with William Holden as the boy toy).
Seven-time Oscar nominee, Glenn Close is all set to star in the role of the 1950 black-and-white classic that starred Gloria Swanson
as Norma Desmond, a faded and deluded silent-screen star who ensnares a down-on-his-luck screenwriter (William Holden) into her fantasy of making a comeback.
was in Gloria Swanson
's bedroom: I needed help getting her
A Marilyn Monroe B Mae West C Simone Signoret D Gloria Swanson
Nominees who did not make the Top 10 were Mary Astor, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz, Rock Hudson, Marlee Matlin, Bernie Mac, Joe Mantegna, Frances McDormand, Laurie Metcalf and Gloria Swanson
We learn that six months earlier, he stumbled upon the home of forgotten silent movie star Norma Desmond -- played by Gloria Swanson
, herself a silent movie star -- and was soon seduced into the life of a tragically kept man, a soul-selling script doctor mercenarily feeding his benefactor's illusions of a dramatic comeback.
He also discusses Gloria Swanson
, John Barrymore, Louise Brooks, Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn, Joan Crawford, Ingrid Bergman, James Cagney, Cary Grant, Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, Montgomery Clift, and James Dean.
He went on to star with Gloria Swanson
in Beyond the Rocks and as a bullfighter in Blood and Sand.
"Sunset Boulevard" Joe Gillis (William Holden) meets depressed silent film star Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson
) in this 1950 movie.
However, few remain at the top for as long as did Gloria Swanson
, the super star of Hollywood's golden era.
Hamilton also learned much from fellow actors Gloria Swanson
and Merle Oberon, both of whom were involved in innovative health therapies early on.