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Gloria Swanson, born March 27, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is a film actress mentioned in the third season. She was one of the most prominent stars during the silent film era as both an actress and a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille, made dozens of silents and was nominated for the first Academy Award in the Best Actress category. She had also produced her own films such as the controversial Sadie Thompson and The Love of Sunya.


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Farraday Electric Iron Company manager Scotty Gulliver mentions the Swanson during a speech to inspire his salesmen. Phil interjects that he would like to take care of her. ("Bone for Tuna")