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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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
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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.

BlogHub Articles:

: Channeling the Spirit of Norma Desmond

By FlickChick on Jun 26, 2022 From A Person in the Dark

This is my entry in the MGM Blogathon hosted by Silver Scenes. Click here for more great posts about the Hollywood Golden Age's most golden studio.JoanFirst, let me state unequivocally that I am 100% on Team Joan. There will be no hating, no snarkiness and certainly no wire hangers found here. Secon... Read full article


Rain (1932): and Walter Huston

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 17, 2021 From 4 Star Films

Rain finds its origins in a short story by W. Somerset Maugham, and it was also preceded by a picture starring Gloria Swanson titled Sadie Thompson. She is indeed the central character of this adaptation as well, although the title of this version focuses in on the dreary poeticism. It’s true ... Read full article


“Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life” & “: The Essential Biography” Book Giveaway (April)

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Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life and: The Essential BiographyTwo Biographies for Two Lucky Winners! CMH is happy to announce our next Classic Movie Book Giveaway as part of our partnership with University Press of Kentucky! This time, we’ll be celebrating two iconic actresses, ... Read full article


Dancing Lady (1933): & Clark Gable

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 29, 2020 From 4 Star Films

You know the drill. In the throes of the Depression, the idle rich fritter their wealth away at such social events as striptease and then attend the ensuing night court until they get bored with the whole affair. Tod Newton (Franchot Tone) is one of their ilk, but he’s more engaged than others... Read full article


Possessed (1931): and The “In” Crowd

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 27, 2020 From 4 Star Films

We open up on the Acme Paper Box Co., which has a down-and-dirty industry strewn about its edges. If the people flooding out of the factory are any indication, this will be a dusty, grubby, little picture. Two of their employees are Al Manning (Wallace Ford) and Marian Martin (). HeR... Read full article


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Joan Crawford Quotes:

Michael 'Mike' Anthony: I wonder where we are. Get out those maps there, will ya.
Sally Parker: What color is it down there?
Michael 'Mike' Anthony: Pinkish brown.
Sally Parker: Pinkish brown... We're over Persia.


Susan Trexel: If you're not going to be pretty, the least we can do is make you interesting.


Anna Holm: I never make generous gestures.


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She has a grandson, Casey LaLonde, by her daughter Cathy. He was born c. 1972.

As a child, Joan was playing in the front yard of her home in Texas when she got a large piece of glass lodged in her foot. After it was removed, doctors told her she would likely never walk again without a limp. Joan was determined to be a dancer, so she practiced walking and dancing every day for over six months until she was able to walk without pain. Not only did she make a full recovery, she also fulfilled her dream of becoming a chorus dancer.

Was in consideration for the part of Hildy Johnson in His Girl Friday (1940), but Rosalind Russell was cast instead.

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