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Joan Crawford

Actress
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Net worth 2018: $250,000
Residence: San Antonio
Country: United States
BirthDay: 23 March 1905
Sigh: Aries
Died On: May 10, 1977
Education: St. Agnes Academy, Stephens College
BIOGRAPHY

Joan Crawford was bornon 23 March 1905 in San Antonio, American, is Actress. Joan Crawford was an American film and television actress counted amongst the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema. One of the topmost actresses of the 1930s, she is best remembered for her films ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?’ and ‘Mildred Pierce,’ for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She was especially popular among the women as she often portrayed hard-working middle-class women onscreen which resonated with her female audience who were struggling in the Depression era. One of the highest paid actresses of her generation, Crawford had risen to a successful life from humble beginnings. Raised in a dysfunctional family, her early life was quite chaotic. She could not even focus on her formal education owing to her family problems. Ambitious from a young age, she moved past her difficult childhood to her career as a dancer in travelling theatrical companies. Beautiful talented, and confident, she soon made her way to the Broadway and Hollywood beckoned soon after. It did not take her long to establish herself as a much sought-after actress and she proceeded to act in more than five dozen films in a surprisingly long career that spanned over 45 years. Following her retirement, she became increasingly reclusive and died in 1977.

TIMELINE
1978

In 1978, her daughter Christina published a memoir ‘Mommie Dearest’ in which she alleged that her mother was emotionally and physically abusive to Christina and her brother Christopher

1977

Joan Crawford suffered from ill health during her later years and died of a heart attack on May 10, 1977

1959

Her fourth marriage, to Alfred Steele, the chairman of the Pepsi-Cola Company, lasted till Steele’s death in 1959

1950

She worked steadily throughout the 1950s and in 1962 she starred along with Bette Davis in the highly successful psychological thriller ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’ (1962)

1945

She appeared in one of her best films, ‘Mildred Pierce’, in 1945 in which she played the title role

1940

During the latter half of the 1940s she appeared in a number of melodramas including ‘Humoresque’ (1946), ‘Possessed ‘(1947), ‘Daisy Kenyon’ (1947),and ‘Flamingo Road ‘ (1949)

1930

In the late 1930s she went through a low period when most of her films flopped and she was labeled “Box Office Poison

1929

’More popular films followed and she effortlessly made the transition to the talkies with her first sound film, ‘Untamed’ (1929), which was a critical and box office success

1927

She received her major breakthrough playing Lon Chaney's love interest in the 1927 horror film, ‘The Unknown

1922

In 1922, she entered Stephens College, a girls' school in Columbia, again as a working student

1920

She ventured into films in the mid-1920s and adopted the screen name “Joan Crawford

1903

The year of her birth is disputed; she is believed to have been born sometime between 1903 and 1908

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