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On July 2, 1995, Glenn Close took her final bow as the delusional former film star Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's theatrical production of Sunset Boulevard. Critics had hailed Close's definitive portrayal of the murderous, manipulative Desmond as an artistic triumph, an opinion shared by Close's peers, who presented her with the 1995 Tony award for best actress in a musical.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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