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Joan Crawford (I) (1905–1977)

Joan Crawford was born Lucille Fay LeSueur on March 23, 1905, in San Antonio, Texas, to Anna Belle (Johnson) and Thomas E. LeSueur, a laundry laborer. By the time she was born, her parents had separated, and by the time she was a teenager, she'd had three stepfathers. It wasn't an easy life; Crawford worked a variety of menial jobs. She was a good... See full bio »

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 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Joan Fairchild
- Dear Joan: We're Going to Scare You to Death (1972) ... Joan Fairchild
 1972 Beyond the Water's Edge (TV Movie)
Allison Hayes
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Stephanie White
- Nightmare (1970) ... Stephanie White
 1969 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Miss Claudia Menlo
- Night Gallery (1969) ... Miss Claudia Menlo
 1968 Journey to Midnight
Hostess (scenes deleted)
 1967 Berserk
Monica Rivers
 1965 I Saw What You Did
Amy Nelson
 1964 Della
Della Chappell
 1964 Strait-Jacket
Lucy Harbin
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Morgan Harper
- Same Picture, Different Frame (1963) ... Morgan Harper
 1963 The Caretakers
Lucretia Terry
 1961 The Foxes (TV Movie)
Millicent Fox
 1959-1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sarah / Melanie Davidson Hobbes / Stella Faring
- One Must Die (1961) ... Sarah / Melanie Davidson Hobbes
- Rebel Ranger (1959) ... Stella Faring
 1959 The Best of Everything
Amanda Farrow
 1959 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
- Strange Witness (1959) ... Ruth
 1959 Woman on the Run (TV Movie)
Susan Conrad
 1954-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Ann Howard / Ruth Marshall / Mary Andrews
- Strange Witness (1958) ... Ruth Marshall
- The Road to Edinburgh (1954) ... Mary Andrews
 1957 The Story of Esther Costello
Margaret Landi
 1956 Autumn Leaves
Millicent Wetherby
 1955 Queen Bee
Eva Phillips
 1955 Female on the Beach
Lynn Markham
 1952 This Woman Is Dangerous
Elizabeth 'Beth' Austin
 1951 Goodbye, My Fancy
Agatha Reed
 1950 The Damned Don't Cry
Ethel Whitehead / Lorna Hansen Forbes
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Joan Crawford (uncredited)
 1938 The Shining Hour
Olivia Riley
 1937 The Bride Wore Red
Anni Pavlovitch
 1936 Love on the Run
Sally Parker
 1935 No More Ladies
 1934 Forsaking All Others
Mary Clay
 1931 Possessed
 1930 Great Day
 1929 Untamed
 1929 The Duke Steps Out
 1928 Four Walls
 1928 The Law of the Range
Betty Dallas
 1927 Spring Fever
Allie Monte
 1927 Twelve Miles Out
 1927 The Unknown
 1927 Winners of the Wilderness
René Contrecoeur
 1926 Paris
The Girl
 1926 The Boob
Jane - a Revenue Agent
 1926 Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
Betty Burton
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
 1925 The Only Thing
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1925 Old Clothes
Mary Riley
 1925 The Merry Widow
Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
 1925 A Slave of Fashion
Mannequin (uncredited)
 1925 Pretty Ladies
Bobby - a Showgirl (as Lucille Le Sueur)
 1925 Proud Flesh
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Show Show Writer (10 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (3 credits)
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2 Biographical Movies | 19 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 18 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 25 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Billie Cassin | Lucille Le Sueur


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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[on Greta Garbo] To this day I deplore the fact that she is unable to share herself with the world. What a waste!...If only she hadn't been so afraid, she wouldn't today be a lonely stranger on Fifth Avenue, fleeing before recognition. See more »


In 1934, Crawford contacted the doctor who had performed her dental and facial operations in 1928, William Branch, for which there were follow-up procedures in 1932 and 1933. She asked him to help her develop a program through which she would underwrite the hospital bills for destitute patients who had once worked in any capacity in the film industry. These people would receive all necessary ... See more »


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