Sunday, 25 June 2017

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford (Lucille LeSeur) was born on March 23, 1906. She was an American movie and television actress. She embarked on her career by working as a dancer and showgirl. She entered the limelight from her role as Diana Medford in 1928 movie Our Dancing Daughters which jumpstarted her career. Among her best works are 1945 movie Mildred Pierce, 1946 movie Humoresque, 1947 movie Possessed, 1952 movie Sudden Fear and 1962 movie What Ever Happened to Baby Jane.

Joan Crawford Religion

 If sources are to be believed, she was a born Catholic. However, after moving to her Manhattan apartment during her last few years, she converted to a Christian Scientist. She believed that faith can do more wonders in curing body ailments than what medication or surgery can do. Her faith made her refuse the treatment of cancer which consequently resulted into her death.

Joan Crawford's Political Views

Joan Crawford proclaimed herself as a democrat. She was a great admirer and supporter of the ideologies and principles of John F. Kennedy and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She once made a statement appreciating the efforts of Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Roosevelt for the betterment of working class citizens. Thus, we can safely assume that she was an advocate of democratic politics.

Who is she dating?

Joan Crawford had had four marriages. Her first husband was Mr. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1929), second was Mr. Franchot Tone (1935), third one Mr. Phillip terry (1942) and the fourth was Mr. Alfred Steele (1955). Though none of her marriages could last longer. While the first three soon came to an end with divorce, the fourth one culminated with the death of Mr. Alfred Steele.
Her affair with actor Clark Gable was also much rumoured.

Joan Crawford's Hobbies

Nothing much is known about her hobbies but considering the fact that she began her career as a dancer it is assumed that dancing was something that garnered her interest. Besides it is believed that she practiced reading and elocution in her leisure time. Locked in her room, she would read magazines, journals and books loudly. She also expressed particular interest in vocabulary and diction.

Interesting facts

  1. The much talked of rivalry between Crawford and Bette Davis, over film roles, has been portrayed by Shaun Considine in his book Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud (1989).
  2. She adopted five children, two of whom, Christina and Christopher were later disinherited by her. Another one was claimed back by his original mother.
  3. She was awarded her only Oscar for her role of a mother in 1945 movie Mildred Pierce.
  4. Her disinherited daughter Christiana wrote a much popular book named Mommie Dearest (1978) in which Crawford was depicted as an abusive mother.