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Joan Crawford (I) (1906–1977)


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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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)
Ruth
- 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
- And One Was Loyal (1959) ... Ann Howard
- 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
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
Margaret Hughes
- Because I Love Him (1953) ... Margaret Hughes
 1952 This Woman Is Dangerous
Elizabeth 'Beth' Austin
 1951 Goodbye, My Fancy
Agatha Reed
 1950 The Damned Don't Cry
Ethel Whitehead / Loran Hansen Forbes
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Joan Crawford (uncredited)
 1943 Above Suspicion
Frances Myles
 1942 They All Kissed the Bride
Margaret J. 'M.J.' Drew
 1939 The Ice Follies of 1939
Mary McKay
 1938 The Shining Hour
Olivia Riley
 1936 Love on the Run
Sally Parker
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
Peggy Eaton
 1935 No More Ladies
Marcia
 1934 Forsaking All Others
Mary Clay
 1933 Dancing Lady
Janie Barlow
 1931 Possessed
Marian
 1931 This Modern Age
Valentine 'Val' Winters
 1930 Great Day
 1930 Paid
Mary Turner
 1929 Untamed
Bingo
 1929 The Duke Steps Out
Susie
 1928 Four Walls
Frieda
 1928 The Law of the Range
Betty Dallas
 1927 Spring Fever
Allie Monte
 1927 Twelve Miles Out
Jane
 1927 The Unknown
Nanon
 1927 The Understanding Heart
Monica Dale
 1927 The Taxi Dancer
Joslyn Poe
 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)
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Other Works:

(1940s) Print ads: Royal Crown Cola with the slogan "R.C. Tastes Best!" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 19 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 10 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 25 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Billie Cassin | Lucille Le Sueur

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

Everything clicked on Autumn Leaves (1956). The cast was perfect, the script was good, and I think Bob [Robert Aldrich] handled everything well. I really think Cliff [Cliff Robertson] did a stupendous job; another actor might have been spitting out his lines and chewing the scenery, but he avoided that trap. I think the movie on a whole was a lot better than some of the romantic movies I did in ... See more »

Trivia:

Her 1933 contract with MGM was so detailed and binding, it even had a clause in it indicating what time she was expected to be in bed each night. See more »

Trademark:

Glamorous sense of fashion See more »

Nickname:

Cranberry See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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