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Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

  • Born on
    • March 23rd, 1904
  • Died on
    • May 10th, 1977
Born Lucille Fay LeSueur in San Antonio, Texas, but christened Joan Crawford by Hollywood, she exemplified the 1920s carefree "flapper" era to a 'T'. Her beauty and vivacity catapulted her to stardom in the late 1920s in the hugely popular silent film Our Dancing Daughters. Ever since that point, the resilient actress with the ever expressive eyes, the famous over-painted lips and the will of steel created for herself one of the most legendary and enduring Hollywood personae of all time. Receiving three Best Actress Oscar nominations throughout her long career and winning once for 1945's Mildred Pierce, Joan seemed to personify the ideal American woman of every decade, from the uproarious 1920s right up until her death as a semi-reclusive corporate widow on May 10, 1977. Her fourth and last marriage was to Pepsi Cola chairman Alfred Steele, who died in 1959. She was described by some as 'The Face' owing to her classically beautiful features. Great Hollywood studio photographer George Hurrell dubbed her "camera proof" as she photographed perfectly from every angle. She also won a British BAFTA award for the 1957 movie The Story of Esther Costello. Her film career spanning nearly fifty years, she is best remembered for classic performances in Our Dancing Daughters (1928), Grand Hotel (1932), The Women (1939), Mildred Pierce (1945), Humoresque (1946), Possessed (1947), Harriet Craig (1950), Sudden Fear (1952), and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962).

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Filmography

Acting (77 Credits)

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2014And the Oscar Goes to...
1994That's Entertainment! III as (archive footage)
1984Terror in the Aisles as Blanche Hudson (archive footage) (uncredited)
1982Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid as (in "Humoresque") (archive footage)
1976That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1974That's Entertainment! as (archive footage)
1970Trog as Dr. Brockton
1969Night Gallery as Miss Menlo
1967Berserk as Monica Rivers
1967The Karate Killers as Amanda True
1965I Saw What You Did as Amy Nelson
1965The Love Goddesses
1964Strait-Jacket as Lucy Harbin
1963The Caretakers as Lucretia Terry
1962What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? as Blanche Hudson
1959The Best of Everything as Amanda Farrow
1957The Story of Esther Costello as Margaret LandiWatch Free
1956Autumn Leaves as Millicent Wetherby
1955Female on the Beach as Lynn Markham
1955Queen Bee as Eva Phillips
1954Johnny Guitar as Vienna
1953Torch Song as Jenny Stewart
1952Sudden Fear as Myra Hudson Blaine
1952This Woman Is Dangerous as Elizabeth Austin
1951Goodbye, My Fancy as Agatha Reed
1950The Damned Don't Cry as Ethel Whitehead
1950Harriet Craig as Harriet CraigWatch Free
1949Flamingo Road as Lane Bellamy
1949It's a Great Feeling as Joan Crawford (uncredited)
1947Daisy Kenyon as Daisy Kenyon
1947Possessed as Louise Howell
1946Humoresque as Helen Wright
1945Mildred Pierce as Mildred Pierce
1943Above Suspicion as Frances Myles
1942Reunion in France as Michele de la Becque
1942They All Kissed the Bride as Margaret Johanna 'M.J.' Drew
1941A Woman's Face as Anna Holm
1941When Ladies Meet as Mary 'Minnie' Howard
1940Susan and God as Susan Trexel
1940Strange Cargo as Julie
1939The Ice Follies of 1939 as Mary McKay
1939The Women as Crystal Allen
1938The Shining Hour as Olivia Riley Linden
1937Mannequin as Jessie Cassidy
1937The Last of Mrs. Cheyney as Mrs. Fay Cheyney
1937The Bride Wore Red as Anni Pavlovitch
1936Love on the Run as Sally Parker
1936The Gorgeous Hussy as Margaret "Peggy" O'Neal Eaton
1935No More Ladies as Marcia Townsend Warren
1935I Live My Life as Kay Bentley
1934Sadie McKee as Sadie McKee
1934Chained as Diane Lovering
1934Forsaking All Others as Mary Clay
1933Dancing Lady as Janie Barlow
1933Today We Live as Diana 'Ann' Boyce-Smith
1933Fast Workers as Ivy Stevens (Archive Footage) (Uncredited)
1932Rain as Sadie Thompson
1932Grand Hotel as Flämmchen
1931Possessed as Marian Martin aka 'Mrs. Moreland'
1931Laughing Sinners as Ivy 'Bunny' Stevens
1931Dance, Fools, Dance as Bonnie Jordan
1931The Stolen Jools as Joan Crawford
1930Our Blushing Brides as Jerry
1930Paid as Mary Turner
1929Our Modern Maidens as Billie Brown
1929Untamed as Alice "Bingo" Dowling
1928Our Dancing Daughters as Diana 'Di' Medford
1928Across to Singapore as Priscilla Crowninshield
1927West Point as Betty Channing
1927Spring Fever as Allie Monte
1927The Unknown as Nanon Zanzi
1927Twelve Miles Out as Jane
1926Tramp, Tramp, Tramp as Betty Burton
1925Lady of the Night as Molly (body double in various sequences) (uncredited)
1925The Merry Widow as Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
1925The Circle as Young Lady Catherine
1925Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ as Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)

Herself (3 Credits)

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1966The Oscar as Herself (uncredited)
1944Hollywood Canteen as Herself
1929The Hollywood Revue of 1929 as Herself

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