Gloria Swanson and Marie Prevost, 1910’s. Gloria Swanson was an American actress, singer and producer, who is best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star, in the critically acclaimed film Sunset Boulevard Marie Prevost was a Canadian-born actress of the early days of cinema. During her twenty year career, she made 121 silent and talking pictures.
Marie Prevost Born Mary Bickford Dunn November 8, 1898 in Sarnia, Ontario. After the death of her father when she was a teenager, Marie, her sister and mother moved to Los Angeles. She began film work as a Sennett bathing beauty changing her name to Marie Prevost. Between 1917 and 1924, she was in 26 Mack Sennett comedies.