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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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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)
- 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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made her first appearance on CBS radio's "Stars Over Hollywood" in Barbara Owens' adaptation of William Padgett's "When the Police Arrive". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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 returning to MGM to work on Torch Song (1953)] "It was like a homecoming. I loved doing that film. It gave me a chance to dance again. All the right elements were there. It was a field day for an actress, particularly one who'd reached a certain age. They don't write pictures like this anymore, do they?" See more »


Joan was bullied and shunned at Scaritt Elementary School in Kansas City by the other students due to her poor home life. After she became a star, she answered every single piece of fan mail she received in her lifetime except those from former classmates at Scaritt. She worked with her mother in a laundry and felt that her classmates could smell the chemicals and cleaners on her. She said that ... See more »


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