Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, 1904 – May 10, 1977), was an Academy Award-winning American actress. The American Film Institute named Crawford among the Greatest Female Stars of All Time, ranking her at number 10. Starting as a dancer, she was signed to a motion picture contract by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in 1925 and played in small parts. She was often cast in movies in which she played hardworking young women who eventually found romance and financial success.
Moving to Warner Bros. in 1943, Crawford won an Academy Award for her performance in Mildred Pierce, and achieved some of the best reviews of her career in the following years.
Letty Lynton (1932)
Sadie McKee (1934)
Thee Damned Don't Cry (1950)
Joan Crawford is "A TOTAL legendddddddddddddd!"
She was named as 'the other woman' in at least two divorces.
Blue Öyster Cult wrote a song about her, titled "Joan Crawford".
Adopted 4 children. her 2 oldest children, Christina Crawford and Chistopher were completely excluded from her will.
On AFI's "100 Years 100 Stars", she was ranked the #10 Female Greatest Screen Legend.
One of the original MGM Contract Stars from the studio's early period.
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