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Cecil B. DeMille, (1881-1959), was an American film director and film producer in both silent and sound films. He began his career as a stage actor in 1900. He later moved on to writing and directing stage productions. He directed his first film, 'The Squaw Man', released in 1914 and would go on to direct dozens of silent films before crossing to sound films in 1929.
In a production still from the 1919 film Don’t Change Your Husband, actress Gloria Swanson is shown in profile. Swanson was one of the most prominent actors during the silent film era and was often directed by the famous Cecil B. DeMille. She was also nominated for the first Academy Award in the Best Actress category but lost to Janet Gaynor. Beyond acting, she was also considered a fashion icon around the world.