March 23, 1905
May 10, 1977
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm
35-25-35 in | 91-61-91 cm
50 kg | 110 pounds
6 US | 36 EU
Joan Crawford was born in San Antonio, Texas, United States, on March 23, 1905, was an American actress.
Young Joan Crawford began her career as a dancer and performer in a stage entertainment shows.
She landed her Broadway debut as a chorus girl in a show "Innocent Eyes" (1924).
She signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1925.
She made her big screen debut in silent romantic drama movie Lady of the Night (1925) in uncredited role as body double for Shearer.
Her breakthrough performance came as Nanon Zanzi in silent horror movie The Unknown (1927).
She was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performances in movies:
Possessed (1947) noir psychological drama in role as Louise Howell
Sudden Fear (1952) noir thriller in role as Myra Hudson
She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Mildred Pierce Beragon in noir crime drama movie Mildred Pierce (1945).
Our Dancing Daughters (1928) silent drama with John Mack Brown
Untamed (1929) pre-Code drama comedy romance opposite Robert Montgomery
A Woman's Face (1941) noir drama opposite Conrad Veidt
Humoresque (1946) melodrama opposite John Garfield
Johnny Guitar (1954) western drama in role as Vienna
Grand Hotel (1932) pre-code drama with Greta Garbo
The Women (1939) comedy drama with Joan Fontaine
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) psychological thriller horror opposite Bette Davis
Night Gallery (1969) anthology horror opposite Rod Serling
Strait-Jacket (1964) horror thriller in role as Lucy Harbin née Cutler
Dancing Lady (1933) pre-Code musical opposite Fred Astaire and Clark Gable
Love on the Run (1936) romantic comedy opposite Clark Gable
Strange Cargo (1940) romantic drama with Clark Gable
Had English, French and Welsh ancestry.
Had a sister Daisy LeSueur and a brother Hal LeSueur.
She was one of the highest paid women in the United States, in the 1930s.
She has starred in 80 films during her career.
She started in eight movies with Clark Gable.
Was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1752 Vine St. in 1960.
Was a fan of television show Bewitched (1964).
Featured in a Coca-Cola print advertisement in 1933.
Was a fan of musician Glenn Miller.
Was very close friends with William Haines and his partner Jimmy Shields.
Had four adopted children: Christina Crawford, Christopher Crawford and twins Cindy Crawford and Cathy Crawford.
Joan died on May 10, 1977, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 72.
She was married four times to:
Alfred Steele (1956-1959)
Phillip Terry (1942-1946)
Franchot Tone (1935-1939)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1929-1933)
She dated Henry Cassin (1916-1920), Robert Wagner (1953-1955), Nicholas Ray (1952-1953), Vincent Sherman (1950-1951), Glenn Ford (1941-1942), Jackie Cooper (1940-1941), Greg Bautzer (1940-1950), Spencer Tracy (1938), Clark Gable (1930-1936), Michael Cudahy (1925-1926), Jack Oakie (1924-1925), and Ray Sterling (1921-1923).