Joan Crawford

Age: 109
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA

Born Lucille Fay Le Sueur in San Antonio, Texas, but christened Joan Crawford by Hollywood, she exemplified the 1920s carefree "flapper" era to a 'T'. Her beauty and vivacity catapulted her to stardom in the late 1920s in the hugely popular silent classic "Our Dancing Daughters". Ever since that point, the resilient actress with the ever expressive eyes, the famous overpainted lips and the will of steel created for herself one of the most legendary and enduring Hollywood personae of all time. Receiving 3 best actress oscar nominations throughout her long career and winning once for the 1945 classic noir "Mildred Pierce", joan seemed to personify the ideal american woman of every decade, from the uprorious 1920s right up until her death as a semireclusive corporate widow on may 10th, 1977. Her 5th and last marriage was to Pepsi Cola chairman Alfred Steele, who died in 1959. She was described by some as "the face" owing to her classically beautiful features and even the great Hollywood studio photographer George Hurrell dubbed her "camera proof" as she photographed perfectly from every angle. She also won a British BAFTA award for the 1957 movie "The Story of Esther Costelllo." She's best remembered for classic roles in "Our Dancing Daughters," "Grand Hotel," "The Women," "Mildred Pierce," "Humoresque," "Possessed," "Harriet Craig," "Sudden Fear" and the 1962 horror classic "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" Her film career spanned nearly 50 years.

Movie Character Year
Cj6t9w4oss9nxkamsyc7yei6lsu The Unknown Nanon Zanzi 1927
Y0lwtjhosp0ytbdqv5vphaxbhfj West Point Betty Channing 1927
Txlcvypyhd9qkesloban6hi3knj Our Dancing Daughters Diana 'Di' Medford 1928
Y6jitcrfxmxxcphk1lwjgty5fvn The Stolen Jools 1931
Zyhtotfohx0wxa7wqx2gylyuquh Grand Hotel Flaemmchen - the Stenographer 1932
Lvleowdtiv2c8smpadcjohvably Letty Lynton Letty Lynton 1932
2elnflyafsmzsgus3ujbr9kfu0a Dancing Lady Janie Barlow 1933
7102u7urtbyxdyg6c97x77bkdea Forsaking All Others Mary Clay 1934
9arl3w8hb04xmxpgpfcvrzv3gcm No More Ladies Marcia Townsend Warren 1935
Wg6fgfuhdhmat1z5bsyoqs0r9en Love on the Run Sally Parker 1936
Noqt1obbw5wlmh56zwqkzlyh3kl The Bride Wore Red Anni Pavlovitch 1937
Gq3sfjh1oipj73apjvj5wxmxtg The Shining Hour Olivia Riley 1938
Oglzwyzlcr8amtb0evuxx57xkya The Ice Follies of 1939 Mary McKay 1939
W1siziisijiwmtqvmdqvmdcvmdmvmjmvndkvndg0l25knjzarurvclbpmmdvrjvkv1dxv2jkoxpumy5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisiju1edc1iyjdxq Susan and God Susan Trexel 1940
Owuna2traksi7skjqedxekhneyz A Woman's Face Anna Holm 1941
M8v8ovworxvjpptevqndpwvn8ne Reunion in France Michele de la Becque 1942
N0vdr4cawc1zlp6ep8osziqvt1x Hollywood Canteen Herself 1944
Mpp6ijkkoxxjyad1e3r1mzvv4a0 Mildred Pierce Mildred Pierce 1945
W7jdjxn0hkx6puk4clifoq31t8d Humoresque Mrs. Helen Wright 1946
X3nakgkhtn2co4rkx9wzuongrpy Possessed Louise Howell 1947
4q7vj8opjdmrsbgz3ovl3tsqwqj Daisy Kenyon Daisy Kenyon 1947
5w0gy93p14uq4lcj9vzollzkzyu Flamingo Road Lane Bellamy 1949
9ccbntffhe6xlzkee81r4b3jaet It's a Great Feeling Herself (uncredited) 1949
Eqnpdwnar2tmdvkmbmjgesmcwwx Harriet Craig Harriet Craig 1950
5dumytb83r0c2koqjhljhsyj8di Goodbye, My Fancy Agatha Reed 1951
Qhfvpnbrrkqspp8kmhwxb0fbynj Johnny Guitar Vienna 1954
Vnh9zrpy0rmhgv1wkyqpgrongyg Autumn Leaves Millicent Wetherby 1956
Jjp9n6mrrggjpxbcnhr04tixvdx What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Blanche Hudson 1962
Qg97ar1fjxnlnm2gimpeqti0lzw Strait-Jacket Lucy Harbin 1964
Gdgqs3hh2z56a9auy4xc5hcj3gn I Saw What You Did Amy Nelson 1965
Prcjtgiwwpckqw3zb0ai6tkgccj Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (in "Humoresque") (archive footage) 1982