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:

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


Our Dancing Daughters (1928): Ascending

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 22, 2020 From 4 Star Films

Our Dancing Daughters is an inflection point of silent film for the very fact it stands out for setting up to be in incandescent star for generations to come. She calls upon her flapper talents and bouncy effervescence fully embodying the jazz age through the character of “Danger... Read full article


Watch THE STYLE OF SIN: on Vimeo!

on Jun 16, 2020 From GlamAmor

Last weekend, more than 200 fans of film and fashion got together to celebrate the early life and style of ! I couldn't have asked for a better audience for the first in my 6-part online Pre-Code series THE STYLE OF SIN. The Pre-Code era of Hollywood refers to the years between 1930... Read full article


New Online Event Series starts with THE STYLE OF SIN: June 14

on Jun 3, 2020 From GlamAmor

As promised, I am bringing my 1930s Pre-Code series THE STYLE OF SIN to you online! I'm mixing up the order as well as the films I feature, so it will be slightly different than my series at the Egyptian Theatre last year. Case in point: the first event will focus entirely on . Craft yo... Read full article


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Joan Crawford Quotes:

Baron Felix von Geigern: [looking down from the sixth-floor balcony over the front desk] You know, I've often wondered what'd happen to that old porter if somebody jumped on him from here.
Flaemmchen: I'm sure I don't know. Why don't you try it and find out?


Susan Trexel: Oh, I've forgotten. Take that away. That's out.
Michael O'Hara: Don't tell me you're on the wagon, Susan.
Susan Trexel: No, not at all. It's something much more spiritual than a wagon.


Olivia 'Maggie' Riley Linden: [to Henry] If only I liked you a little less and loved you a little more.


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Joan adopted all of her children except Christopher Crawford while she was unmarried. Since the state of California did not allow single men and women to adopt children at that time, Joan had to search for agencies in the eastern United States. The agency in charge of the adoption of Christina Crawford was later uncovered as part of a black market baby ring.

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

When her daughter Christina Crawford decided to become an actress, Joan demanded that she change her last name, so it wouldn't appear that Christina was using it to further her career. Christina refused.

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