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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.

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:

Book Review: “My Way of Life” by

on Jul 20, 2017 From Comet Over Hollywood

A disclaimer before I begin my review of “My Way of Life” by : this is a book review. I’m not here to discuss Christina Crawford and whether or not her “Mommie Dearest” accusations are true. I’m also not discussing the “Feud” TV show. Furthermore, I do like and have watche... Read full article


On FEUD, Feuds, Bette Davis and

By Lara on May 7, 2017 From Backlots

Bette Davis and share a laugh. The first season of the FX bio-series Feud came to a close on April 23, capping off 8 weeks of exploration into the famous rivalry between Bette Davis and . With Jessica Lange as , Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis, and Catherine Zet... Read full article


Warner Archive: 1940s in A Woman's Face and Flamingo Road

By KC on Mar 31, 2017 From Classic Movies

Image Source The forties were an interesting time for . In that decade she left her long time studio MGM for Warner Bros, finally won a coveted Oscar for best actress (Mildred Pierce [1946]) and her performance style matured beyond the movie star mannerisms upon which she'd relied so ... Read full article


Conversations with Classic Film Stars: about – Exclusive Post by Authors James Bawden and Ron Miller

By Guest Post on Sep 19, 2016 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

THE GOLDEN AGE OF GOSSIP What Legendary Movie Stars Said about Each Other Part One of a Four-Part Series Most movie fans who love the classic films of Hollywood’s “golden age,” probably have a pretty good idea what film scholars and movie critics think of the great stars of that era because their ... Read full article


Celebrating with Autumn Leaves

By Virginie Pronovost on Jul 30, 2016 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

My friend Crystal from In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood is hosting the Blogathon to honour one of her favourite actresses. The event started on July 28, 2016 and takes an end today, on July 30, 2016. Of course, I had to be part of it as, even if I haven’t seen many of he... Read full article


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Joan Crawford Quotes:

Lester Blaine: I like to look at you.
Myra Hudson: You couldn't possibly at this hour of the morning.
Lester Blaine: Oh, anyone can look at you in the afternoon.
Myra Hudson: But I haven't even got my lipstick on! A woman has to wear lipstick. I feel positively naked without it.


Jessie Cassidy: Eddie, I know that look in your eyes. You're saying, "What'd I do wrong now?" You didn't do anything wrong, Eddie. You never have, I guess for you, and you never will, because you don't do things for the same reasons as other people. You don't even live in the same world. You've got one all for yourself, the world by, for, and with Eddie Miller. Nobody's going to ever share your life, are they Eddie? They're just going to help you live it. Isn't that it?


Emma: I'm going to kill you.
Vienna: I know. If I don't kill you first.


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Bette Davis had been nominated for Best Actress in her film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), also starring Joan Crawford. If Bette had won, it would have set a record number of wins for an actress. According to the book "Bette & Joan - The Divine Feud" by Shaun Considine, the two had a life long mutual hatred, and a jealous Joan Crawford actively campaigned against Bette Davis for winning Best Actress, and even told Anne Bancroft that if Anne won and was unable to accept the Award, Joan would be happy to accept it on her behalf. According to the book -- and this may or may not be 100% true, but it makes a good anecdote -- on Oscar night, Bette Davis was standing in the wings of the theatre waiting to hear the name of the winner. When it was announced that Anne Bancroft had won Best Actress for The Miracle Worker (1962), Bette Davis felt an icy hand on her shoulder as Joan Crawford said "Excuse me, I have an Oscar to accept".

One of the original MGM Contract Stars from the studio's early period.

Measurements: 35-25-35 (as model 1930), 35-25 1/2-37 (precise studio stats, 1937) (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

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