Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson

Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson

Rudolph Valentino, (version américanisée et raccourcie de son nom complet Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Piero Filiberto Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antoguolla), est un acteur italien naturalisé américain, né le 6 mai 1895 à Castellaneta, dans la province de Tarente (Pouilles, Italie), mort le 23 août 1926 à New York (États-Unis).

Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguella, professionally known as Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926), was an Italian-born American actor who starred in several well-known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle, and The Son of the Sheik. An early pop icon, a sex symbol of the 1920s, he was known as the "Latin lover" or simply as "Valentino." He had applied for American citizenship shortly before his death, which occurred at age 31, causing mass hysteria among his female fans and further propelling him into iconic status.

Gloria Swanson, née Gloria Josephine May Swanson1 le 27 mars 1899 à Chicago et morte le 4 avril 1983 à New York, est une actrice américaine. Grande star du cinéma muet, sa carrière décline à l'arrivée du parlant, mais elle renoue avec le succès dans Boulevard du crépuscule (1950) qui la met en scène en star déchue du cinéma muet.

Gloria May Josephine Swanson (1899-1983) was an American actress and producer best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a reclusive silent film star, in the critically acclaimed 1950 film Sunset Boulevard.

2 comments:

  1. What a coincidence - just last day I watch Sunset Blvd. :D .

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