Great Performances

GREAT PERFORMANCES — Gloria Swanson in SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)

By John H. Foote It was a bold act by director Billy Wilder to cast former silent screen star Gloria Swanson as deluded, former silent screen star Norma Desmond in his superb film Sunset Boulevard (1950). It was much bolder of Swanson to accept the role, delivering a performance for the ages as the utterly…