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Joan Crawford Overview:

Legendary actress, Joan Crawford, was born Lucille Fay LeSueur on Mar 23, 1905 in San Antonio, TX. Crawford died at the age of 72 on May 10, 1977 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum in Hartsdale, Westchester County, NY.



Joan Crawford was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actress for Mildred Pierce (as Mildred Pierce) in 1945.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1945Best ActressMildred Pierce (1945)Mildred PierceWon
1947Best ActressPossessed (1947)Louise HowellNominated
1952Best ActressSudden Fear (1952)Myra HudsonNominated

She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Joan Crawford's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #15 on Sep 14, 1929.

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Joan Crawford Quotes:

Jessie Cassidy: We're not so old now. That is, not so very. Sometimes I feel kind of... old. It's because I feel sort of, well, responsible for everything, I guess: I dump myself on you just when you were starting to get ahead - it wasn't fair; it wasn't fair to you. But I hated Hester Street so - and I wanted you, and I couldn't wait any longer - I waited so long!

Janie 'Duchess' Barlow: [to the heavy drinking Tod Newton] You sure drink a good dinner.

Vienna: I intend to be buried here - in the 20th century!

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She taught director Steven Spielberg how to belch while filming their episode of "Rod Serling's Night Gallery" (1969).

While touring the talk show circuit to promote What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Bette Davis told one interviewer that when she and Joan Crawford were first suggested for the leads, Warner studio head Jack L. Warner replied: "I wouldn't give a plugged nickel for either of those two old broads." Recalling the story, Bette Davis laughed at her own expense. The following day, she reportedly received a telegram from Crawford: "In future, please do not refer to me as an old broad!".

Was very close friends with William Haines and his partner Jimmy Shields.

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