Joan Crawford, Best Actress 1945: MovieMonday.com

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Joan Crawford played the tough-minded waitress who struggled to succeed, but saw tragedy due to her spoiled daughter.


ABOUT JOAN CRAWFORD (1906 - 77)

Durable American leading lady who's real name was Lucille le Sueur; but known for a short time as Billie Cassin. She was from San Antonio, Texas and was dancing in a Broadway chorous line before arriving in Hollywood at 17.

Her four husbands included the actors: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Franchot Tone.

Her other Best Actress Nominations were for:

SUSPENSE (47)
SUDDEN FEAR (52)

She started in silents; notable titles:

THE TAXI DANCER
WINNERS OF THE WILDERNESS
OUR DANCING DAUGHTERS

Her other credits include:

GRAND HOTEL
RAIN
DANCING LADY
NO MORE LADIES
THE GORGEOUS HUSSY
LOVE ON THE RUN
THE BRIDE WORE RED
THE WOMEN
A WOMAN'S FACE
POSSESSED
FLAMINGO ROAD
GOODBYE MY FANCY
SUDDEN FEAR
JOHNNY GUITAR
AUTUMN LEAVES
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?
STRAIGHT JACKET
BERSERK
THE CARETAKERS
TROG

Her television credits include:

DELLA
THE KARATE KILLERS
NIGHT GALLERY (pilot)

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