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  Writings: A Look at Joan Crawford's Role in Hollywood
Crawford was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1904 as Lucille Le Sueur, although her friends and family called her "Billie." She was not named Joan Crawford until much later, when her Hollywood agency ran a contest through a fan magazine to find a suitable name for the emerging star.
Joan Crawford had many working-class women fans, for she was considered the rags-to-riches symbol of professional success.
Crawford was a self-made star, and her roles were often heroines in the working class, striving for a better life.
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 Joan Crawford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Joan also became obsessive compulsive about things, she would knit furiously on the sets of her movies, she maintained an exhausting workout regimen and she also had beauty rituals that she would swear by.
Joan was having marital problems with Franchot Tone and her mind was not on acting.
Joan was banking on this movie to dig her out of the rut of bomb's she was making but that wasn't the case.
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 Joan Crawford Tribute at Classic Movie Stars
Joan Crawford was born Lucille Fay LeSueur on March 23, 1904 in San Antonio, Texas.
Joan was fond of dance and had entered several dance contests.
Joan would never smoke a cigarette unless she opened the pack herself, and would never use another cigarette out of the pack if someone else had touched it.
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 Joan Crawford Relationships
Joan Crawford feels comfortable in an atmosphere that is open and experimental, and she has little taste for convention and tradition.
Joan Crawford often makes decisions solely for emotional or personal reasons, because something "feels right" or because she has always done it a certain way and she is uncomfortable changing it.
Joan Crawford is able to attract and influence others because she is so pleasant and so sincere in her approach.
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 Joan Crawford Summary
Joan Crawford (1906-1977) was one of the most active and glamorous stars in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s.
Crawford was dismayed to learn, first at St. Agnes and later at Rockingham, that she was not treated as an equal by the other girls at the school, because she worked for her own upkeep.
Crawford testified during the divorce proceedings that Phil Terry was overbearing and inhibited her status as a movie star.
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 Joan Crawford - MSN Encarta
Joan Crawford (1908-1977), American motion-picture actor, known for her hard-edged glamour and her taut portrayals of strong-willed women determined to control their fate.
In the late 1930s, having been cast too often in predictably similar roles, Crawford experienced a decline in popularity, and in 1943 MGM finally dropped her.
After Crawford married Alfred Steele, chairman of the Pepsi-Cola Company, and became involved in the 1950s in the company's business, it appeared that her film career was coming to an end.
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Joan Crawfords first collaboration with MGM since her departure from the studio ten years ago.
Crawford co - produced the film, the original budget for her wardrobe was seventy thousand dollars then cut down to a measly forty thousand dollars like leaving the mink off the bottom of one dress...
Crawford was rumoured to have campaigned amongst the academy members, not to vote for Bette Davis when she was nominated for an Oscar.
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 Joan Crawford
This is one of Joan Crawford's most accomplished performances.
Joan Crawford is a woman that forever lives in infamy - her adopted daughter Christina saw to that.
joan crawford • lana turner • dorothy malone • "imitation of life" • "written on the wind"
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 Joan Crawford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Crawford maintained this status throughout the remainder of her career, but not without setbacks.
Crawford was married 5 times: to James Welton (1923-24), to actors Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., (1929-1933), Franchot Tone (1935-1939) and Phillip Terry (1942-1946) -- all of which ended in divorces -- and to Alfred Nu Steele (1956 until his death in 1959).
She was portrayed as a cruel and calculating mother by Faye Dunaway in the 1981 film, MOMMIE DEAREST, based on a biography by her adopted daughter Christina.
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Joan Crawford a Hollywood trouper (though some might say storm trooper) she dragged herself up from nothing and by sheer willpower and determination she made herself a star.
A major force in hollywood she barged through four decades with hollywoods biggest hair, eyebrows,lips and shoulder pads all piled into her trademark fuck me shoes as a woman she was diminutive but as a star she was huge.
Joans films up untill the fifties were pure hollywood class fantastic oscar worthy performances but in the 50's she married Alfred Steele (chairman of the board of Pepsi) and obviously the the pop bubbles (and the 100% proof vodka she was so fond of) went to her head and the camp diva emerged.
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 Denny Jackson's Joan Crawford Page
Joan Crawford was born, Lucille Fay LeSuer, on March 23, 1908 in San Antonio, Texas.
Joan was fond of dancing and had entered several dance contests.
Joan continued to pick and choose what good roles she wanted to appear in.
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 Joan Crawford Photos - Joan Crawford News - Joan Crawford Information
No one has ever questioned Crawford's talent on-screen but her reputation will be forever tarnished by the tell-all book written after her death by daughter Christina entitled Mommie Dearest in which Joan's daughter alleged severe physical and mental abuse at...
Joan's final acting role was a guest shot on the 1972 ABC drama The Sixth Sense.
Joan's two twin daughters, Cynthia and Cathy, were purchased from a baby selling ring in Memphis run by a woman named Georgia Tan.
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 Joan Crawford @ Classic Movie Favorites - Biography
Joan Crawford was voted #10 on AFI's greatest screen legends of all time.
Whatever you believe or think of Joan, she was still the epitome of the word "movie star".
Each time Joan Crawford married, she changed the name of her Brentwood estate and installed all new toilet seats.
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 Joan Crawford Timeline and Biography
Crawford is elected to fill Steele's spot on the board of directors of PepsiCo.
While Christina is the hospital having emergency surgery, Joan takes over her daughter's role on The Secret Storm, despite the fact that character is 28 years old and Crawford is 62.
Crawford dies of a "acute coronary occlusion" in her New York City apartment while battling pancreatic cancer.
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 Joan Crawford - MovieActors.com
Joan's defining role was in the 1945 Warner Brother classic, MILDRED PIERCE, where she played a housewife who turns into a successful business woman.
Joan Crawford played the tough-minded waitress who struggled to succeed, but saw tragedy due to her spoiled daughter.
Joan Crawford was from San Antonio, Texas and was dancing in a Broadway chorous line before arriving in Hollywood at 17.
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 Joan Crawford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Joan Crawford (1906-1977) was often the movie star the audiences loved to hate.
She became the personification of the career girl and the repressed older woman, and it was said that woman fans loved to see her suffering in mink.
Crawford was married four times: to Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Franchot Tone, Philip Terry and Alfred Steel, the board chairman of Pepsi Cola.
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 The Films of Joan Crawford
Crawford is one of the most fascinating stars of the golden age of
No actress projected as much raw emotion and gave so much of herself to every role, her charisma such that she was a force whether playing sinner or saint.
Crawford was truly one of the greats, complex and fierce, fragile and shy.
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 Joan Crawford information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
For most of her life, Crawford maintained that she was born in 1908.
Crawford adopted six children, according to L.A. Times articles from the time, though she kept and raised only four.
According to Lucy, Joan was often drunk on the set and couldn't memorize her lines.
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 A Tribute to Joan Crawford
Modern audiences know Joan Crawford mostly from her later roles, in which she often played unglamourous or unsympathetic characters, or from what she freely admitted were some bad films, done out of boredom or for the money, or both.
But the fact is that Joan Crawford was a star at MGM almost from the beginning, and continued to be a star for many decades, perfecting her persona as the working-class girl who broke into the ranks of the rich.
Joan Crawford was born Lucille LeSuer on March 23, 1904 in San Antonio, Texas.
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 Joan Crawford at Reel Classics
Though her career declined with the studio system itself in the 1950s, Crawford soldiered on in her chosen profession, bringing a touch of old Hollywood glamour to the industry in an era that was no longer worthy of her.
Crawford with Wallace Berry in GRAND HOTEL, the Oscar-winning Best Picture of 1932 whose all-star cast included the likes of Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore and Jean Hersholt.
In a promising promotion up the star ladder at her home studio of MGM, Crawford was given a plumb role and second billing behind the lot's reigning grande dame Norma Shearer in George Cukor's THE WOMEN (1939), also featuring Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Mary Boland, Lucille Watson, Marjorie Main and Ruth Hussey.
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 Joan Crawford by Michelle Vogel
A small book has been published: "Joan Crawford — Her Life in Letters," which is exactly what it is. Years of notes — thank yous to press people, acknowledgements to fans, bits of news about her four adopted children, and a lot about the ups, downs and vagaries of her long, long career.
Joan Crawford had a miserable childhood and an unquenchable drive to better herself.
The Crawford family gave written permission to the author for these letters to be printed and officially read by the public.
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 Joan Crawford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Joan Crawford (March 23, 1905--May 10, 1977) was an acclaimed, iconic, Academy Award winning American actress, arguably one of the greatest from Hollywood's golden years of the 1920's, 30's, and 40's.
The implausibility of Crawford (then 62) playing a 28 year old woman on the soap, however, was coupled by her apparent intoxication on the live telecast.
Though many of Crawford's friends (as well as her other daughters, Cynthia and Cathy) harshly criticized and disputed the book's claims, other friends did not, and her reputation was severely tarnished.
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 BBC - Films -article article - Joan Crawford
The film critic Alexander Walker was lucky enough to meet and interview Joan Crawford 30 years ago when she came to London to promote what was to be her final film in a career that began in the 1920s as a chorus girl and contained one of the greatest comebacks in Hollywood history.
It's boring to keep saying that they don't make 'em like Joan Crawford anymore (she died a reclusive Christian Scientist in 1977) - but her iconic, troubled career was endemic of the old studio system, where stars were owned but also protected.
When Crawford left MGM in 1943, she had been with the studio for 18 years.
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 Joan Crawford News
This Modern Age, in which she was co-featured with Joan Crawford, was the first picture she has made in a long, long time.
The Women is a comedy from 1939 starring Joan Crawford about a group of women who get together to gossip, spending their days at the beauty salon and fashion shows and it's about to be remade with some big...
THERE are ugly rumors that during the 1970 filming of "Trog," her final movie, Joan Crawford kept a Pepsi cooler full of vodka - Smirnoff Silver Label, reportedly her favorite - near her at all times.
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 JOAN CRAWFORD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
MGM held a contest to find her a stage name and the winner was "Joan Crawford".
The family was poor and Joan worked as a maid to pay for her school tuition.
Joan became one of the most successful actresses of the 1930s with starring roles in The Women
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