History Creator / JoanCrawford

28th Aug '17 2:22:03 AM jormis29
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** With Creator/NormaShearer, Creator/JoanFontaine and Rosalind Russell (among others) in 1939's ''Theatre/TheWomen''.

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** With Creator/NormaShearer, Creator/JoanFontaine and Rosalind Russell Creator/RosalindRussell (among others) in 1939's ''Theatre/TheWomen''.
12th Aug '17 9:06:05 PM TheBigBopper
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16th Apr '17 4:55:58 AM jamespolk
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* ActorAllusion: [[invoked]] In ''Rain'', Joan's character, Sadie Thompson, says that she's from Kansas (the same place Crawford grew up).

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[[invoked]] In ''Rain'', Joan's character, Sadie Thompson, says that she's from Kansas (the same place Crawford grew up).up).
** In ''Harriet Craig'' Harriet (Joan) gives a rant about how she was left poor and forced to drop out of a school and work in a laundry at the age of 14 when her father abandoned the family. This was more or less what happened in RealLife to Joan Crawford.
16th Apr '17 4:43:43 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/MildredPierce'' (1945)

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* ''Film/MildredPierce'' ''Literature/MildredPierce'' (1945)
16th Apr '17 4:43:09 AM jamespolk
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* ''MildredPierce'' (1945)

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* ''MildredPierce'' ''Film/MildredPierce'' (1945)


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* ''Film/HarrietCraig'' (1950)
10th Apr '17 3:34:18 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{The Circle|1925}}''

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* ''Film/{{The Circle|1925}}''Circle|1925}}'' (1925)
10th Apr '17 3:34:01 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{The Circle|1925}}''
3rd Apr '17 10:50:23 AM Kitchen90
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During her peak, Crawford was also involved in several high-profile marriages and affairs. She first began a RomanceOnTheSet with Creator/ClarkGable on the set of 1931's ''Possessed'' (and continued it, even after MGM told her to stop). At the same time, she married the actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (the son of Hollywood royalty) and divorced him four years later amid accusations of verbal and mental abuse. She married another actor, Franchot Tone, in 1935, and divorced him five years later after he physically abused her. Two further marriages followed (to actor Phillip Terry and soft-drink company executive Alfred Steele), and it was during this time that she chose to adopt several children after being informed that she wouldn't be able to bear children.

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During her peak, Crawford was also involved in several high-profile marriages and affairs. She first began a RomanceOnTheSet with Creator/ClarkGable on the set of 1931's ''Possessed'' (and continued it, even after MGM told her to stop). At the same time, she married the actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Creator/DouglasFairbanksJr (the son of [[Creator/DouglasFairbanks Hollywood royalty) royalty]]) and divorced him four years later amid accusations of verbal and mental abuse. She married another actor, Franchot Tone, in 1935, and divorced him five years later after he physically abused her. Two further marriages followed (to actor Phillip Terry and soft-drink company executive Alfred Steele), and it was during this time that she chose to adopt several children after being informed that she wouldn't be able to bear children.
26th Feb '17 3:37:08 PM Kitchen90
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Joan Crawford, born as Lucille [=LeSueur=] (March 23, c.1904 [[note]]Historians debate on the year of her birth, down to having every possible year between 1903 and 1908 being written into history books. Considering Hollywood studios enjoyed changing the ages of their stars for more audience appeal (on top of her birth records becoming lost over the years), fans (and gossip magazines) at the time claiming she was born in 1906 were possibly wrong, too.[[/note]] -- May 10, 1977), was an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning American film and television actress who rose to stardom during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, and was best known for her commanding box office presence and sordid love life.

Crawford was born in San Antonio, Texas, and worked to overcome her upbringing in a broken home (where her mother constantly remarried and she never met her birth father). At the age of 12, she enrolled in Rockingham Academy in Kansas City, and claimed she was beaten by a headmaster who made her work more than study. As a young adult, [=LeSueur=] began performing in dance contests and chorus lines, and was approached by a producer in Detroit who gave her more work in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, which eventually led to her getting the chance to screentest for a role with an [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] film. Subsequently, [=LeSueur=] was given a contract to work for MGM, and arrived in California in 1925.

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Joan Crawford, born as Lucille Fay [=LeSueur=] (March 23, c.1904 [[note]]Historians debate on the year of her birth, down to having every possible year between 1903 and 1908 being written into history books. Considering Hollywood studios enjoyed changing the ages of their stars for more audience appeal (on top of her birth records becoming lost over the years), fans (and gossip magazines) at the time claiming she was born in 1906 were possibly wrong, too.[[/note]] -- May 10, 1977), was an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning American film and television actress who rose to stardom during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, and was best known for her commanding box office presence and sordid love life.

Crawford was born in San Antonio, Texas, and worked to overcome her upbringing in a broken home (where her mother constantly remarried and she never met her birth father). At the age of 12, she enrolled in Rockingham Academy in Kansas City, and claimed she was beaten by a headmaster who made her work more than study. As a young adult, [=LeSueur=] began performing in dance contests and chorus lines, and was approached by a producer in Detroit who gave her more work in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, which eventually led to her getting the chance to screentest screen-test for a role with an [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]] film. Subsequently, [=LeSueur=] was given a contract to work for MGM, and arrived in California in 1925.



* AdamWesting: In ''It's A Great Feeling'', Joan plays a character who makes a point of repeatedly slapping the main characters - the same thing she does in most of her films from the 1940s and 1950s.

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* AdamWesting: In ''It's A Great Feeling'', Joan plays a character who makes a point of repeatedly slapping the main characters - -- the same thing she does in most of her films from the 1940s and 1950s.



** With Norma Shearer, Joan Fontaine and Rosalind Russell (among others) in 1939's ''Theatre/TheWomen''.

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** With Norma Shearer, Joan Fontaine Creator/NormaShearer, Creator/JoanFontaine and Rosalind Russell (among others) in 1939's ''Theatre/TheWomen''.



** With Clark Gable in eight films, leading to them briefly dating.
** With Robert Montgomery in about three or four films. They remained close friends until her death.

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** With Clark Gable Creator/ClarkGable in eight films, leading to them briefly dating.
** With Robert Montgomery Creator/RobertMontgomery in about three or four films. They remained close friends until her death.
22nd Feb '17 8:34:09 PM pepsimax
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Crawford is portrayed by Creator/JessicaLange in the 2017 Creator/{{FX}} series ''Series/{{Feud}}: Bette and Joan'', which depicts her rocky relationship with the aforementioned Creator/BetteDavis during the filming of ''What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?'' in 1962.
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