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30-gloria-swanson-norma-desmond-sunset-boulevard-1990-630-75Gloria Swanson (source: Reel Hollywood Legends)

March 27 is Gloria Swanson’s birthday.

I can barely get through a conversation about Aries without mentioning that both Joan Crawford and Bette Davis share the sign. But they aren’t the only stars of the silver screen born under the sign of the ram.

Gloria Swanson is an Aries. There is a moment in her most-memorable film, “Sunset Boulevard,” that her character discusses astrology. According to that scene, Norma Desmond is a Scorpio. Curiously, not much about Norma Desmond gives me Scorpio vibes.

But everything about Gloria Swanson’s performance gives me Aries vibes. Lines like “I am big; it’s the pictures that got small” and “We didn’t need dialogue, we had faces” are the sort of things that you would expect to come out of the mouth of an Aries superstar today. I can imagine Aretha Franklin or Mariah Carey saying the same things…

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