Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Old Hollywood Inspiration: Joan Crawford

Joan was born Lucille Fay LeSueur in Texas, 1905. Her career started after she won a dance contest in 1923 which led to work around the US. In 1925 she left for Hollywood.

In 1928 she starred in 'Our Dancing Daughters' which brought her notoriety, and more roles.

In 1943 after leaving MGM for Warner Brothers she starred in 'Mildred Pierce' which is one of most defining roles, and won her an oscar.

She continued to work throughout the 1950's landing mainly bit parts or supporting roles, but in 1962 'Whatever Happened To Baby Jane' saw her and arch rival Bette Davis take the two leads.

Her last role was in 'Trog' in 1970 which didn't do too well, and soon retired after. Crawford died in 1977 from cancer.

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1 comment:

  1. Hey girl! I love these old hollywood inspiration posts. I always enjoy reading them.

    On a side note, I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You needn't participate if it's not your thing, but I just wanted to let you know. Details on my blog soon. :)