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Joan Crawford

(Lucille Fay Le Sueur)
Born: 3/23/1908
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas

Academy Award -winning actress whose portrayal of independent women is associated with Hollywood's most glamorous era. Her films include Mildred Pierce (1945), Johnny Guitar (1955) and The Best of Everything (1959). The film Mommie Dearest (1981) was based on the novel by her daughter, Christina Crawford, who depicts her mother as a competitive, malicious, and overbearing figure.

Died: 5/10/1977

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