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Joan Crawford (1904 – 1977)

Born: Lucille Fay LeSueur
March 23, 1904

Joan-CrawfordJoan Crawford was an actress with a long career who was a success in both the silent and sound eras. Her first notable role came in her twentieth film as co-star with Lon Chaney in The Unknown (1927). Outshining Garbo in The Grand Hotel (1932), Crawford’s success waned during the late 30s, but found renewed popularity in the 1940s and 50s with films such as Mildred Pierce (1945) and Johnny Guitar (1954). Perhaps her most memorable role was as Blanche, the tormented sister in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962). An actress with a formidable screen presence, four of Crawford’s films previously mentioned, save The Grand Hotel, appear on the 1001 List (Klaus Ming March 2015).

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3 comments on “Joan Crawford (1904 – 1977)

  1. TSorensen
    03/13/2015

    She was as great on the screen as she was horrible privately. A real old school Hollywood diva.

    • Klaus
      03/13/2015

      Indeed, and even if half the of Mommy Dearest is true, a woman with some serious issues. I may read the book, and perhaps check out the film – though the later received some pretty dismal reviews.

  2. vinnieh
    03/14/2015

    From what I’ve read about her and seen of her movies, she appears to be am old-school diva with significant glamour and drama.

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