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Joan Crawford

Actress Joan Crawford

Full Name: Lucille Fay LeSueur
Profession: Actress

United States of America

Biography: Mildred Pierce (1945), Possessed (1947) and Sudden Fear (1952).

Born: March 23, 1905
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries

Died: May 10, 1977 (aged 72)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1929-06-03 American actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr (19) weds American actress Joan Crawford (24) at St. Malachy Catholic church in NYC's theatre district; divorce in 1933

Historical Events

  • 1945-09-28 "Mildred Pierce" starring Joan Crawford opens at Strand Theater, NYC; wins Academy Award for Best Actress
  • 1946-03-07 18th Academy Awards: "The Lost Weekend" Ray Milland & Joan Crawford win
  • 1962-10-01 Johnny Carson hosts his 1st "The Tonight Show" on NBC; guests include Rudy VallĂ©e, Tony Bennett, Mel Brooks and Joan Crawford
  • 1962-10-31 "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" horror film released directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, based on novel by Henry Farrell

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