STARmeter
Top 5000
Down 176 this week

Joan Crawford (I) (1906–1977)


Joan Crawford was born Lucille Fay LeSueur on March 23, 1905, in San Antonio, Texas, to Anna Belle (Johnson) and Thomas E. LeSueur, a laundry laborer. By the time she was born, her parents had separated, and by the time she was a teenager, she'd had three stepfathers. It wasn't an easy life; Crawford worked a variety of menial jobs. She was a good... See full bio »

What Movies Are Coming This Winter?

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Jedis, Bellas, and Jaegers await you in our Winter Movie Guide. Plan your season and take note of the hotly anticipated indie, foreign, and documentary releases, too.

Check out our Winter Movie Guide

Congratulations to Rachel Brosnahan on Her Golden Globes Nomination

Rachel Brosnahan garnered a Golden Globes nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy) for her role in the Prime Original series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." Check out the trailer for the show and browse our Golden Globes Guide for the full list of nominees.

Watch the trailer

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 people
created 22 Dec 2010
 
a list of 49 people
created 10 Dec 2012
 
a list of 38 people
created 04 Jul 2013
 
a list of 40 people
created 28 Jul 2014
 
a list of 30 people
created 09 Apr 2015
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Joan Crawford's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
(1962)
Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce Mildred Pierce
(1945)
Sudden Fear
Sudden Fear Myra Hudson
(1952)
Dancing Lady
Dancing Lady Janie Barlow
(1933)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (105 credits)
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Joan Fairchild
- Dear Joan: We're Going to Scare You to Death (1972) ... Joan Fairchild
 1970 Trog
Dr. Brockton
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series)
Stephanie White
- Nightmare (1970) ... Stephanie White
 1969 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Miss Claudia Menlo
- Night Gallery (The Cemetery/Eyes/The Escape Route) (1969) ... Miss Claudia Menlo
 1968 Journey to Midnight
Hostess (scenes deleted)
 1968 The Secret Storm (TV Series)
Joan Borman Kane
- Episode dated 25 October 1968 (1968) ... Joan Borman Kane
- Episode dated 24 October 1968 (1968) ... Joan Borman Kane
- Episode dated 23 October 1968 (1968) ... Joan Borman Kane
- Episode dated 22 October 1968 (1968) ... Joan Borman Kane
- Episode dated 21 October 1968 (1968) ... Joan Borman Kane
 1968 The Lucy Show (TV Series)
Joan Crawford
- Lucy and the Lost Star (1968) ... Joan Crawford
 1967 Berserk
Monica Rivers
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Amanda True
- The Five Daughters Affair: Part I (1967) ... Amanda True
 1965 I Saw What You Did
Amy Nelson
 1964 Della
Della
 1964 Strait-Jacket
Lucy Harbin
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Morgan Harper
- Same Picture, Different Frame (1963) ... Morgan Harper
 1963 The Caretakers
Lucretia Terry
 1962 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Blanche Hudson
 1961 The Foxes (TV Movie)
Millicent Fox
 1959-1961 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Sarah / Melanie Davidson Hobbes / Stella Faring
- One Must Die (1961) ... Sarah / Melanie Davidson Hobbes
- Rebel Ranger (1959) ... Stella Faring
 1959 The Best of Everything
Amanda Farrow
 1959 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Ruth
- Strange Witness (1959) ... Ruth
 1959 Woman on the Run (TV Movie)
Susan Conrad
 1954-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Ann Howard / Ruth Marshall / Mary Andrews
- And One Was Loyal (1959) ... Ann Howard
- Strange Witness (1958) ... Ruth Marshall
- The Road to Edinburgh (1954) ... Mary Andrews
 1957 The Story of Esther Costello
Margaret Landi
 1956 Autumn Leaves
Millicent Wetherby
 1955 Queen Bee
Eva Phillips
 1955 Female on the Beach
Lynn Markham
 1954 Johnny Guitar
Vienna
 1953 Torch Song
Jenny Stewart
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
Margaret Hughes
- Because I Love Him (1953) ... Margaret Hughes
 1952 Sudden Fear
Myra Hudson
 1952 This Woman Is Dangerous
Elizabeth 'Beth' Austin
 1951 Goodbye, My Fancy
Agatha Reed
 1950 Harriet Craig
Harriet Craig
 1950 The Damned Don't Cry
Ethel Whitehead aka Lorna Hansen Forbes
 1949 It's a Great Feeling
Joan Crawford (uncredited)
 1949 Flamingo Road
Lane Bellamy
 1947 Daisy Kenyon
Daisy Kenyon
 1947 Possessed
Louise Howell
 1946 Humoresque
Helen Wright
 1945 Mildred Pierce
Mildred Pierce
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Joan Crawford
 1943 Above Suspicion
Frances Myles
 1942 Reunion in France
Michele de la Becque
 1942 They All Kissed the Bride
Margaret J. 'M.J.' Drew
 1941 When Ladies Meet
Mary Howard
 1941 A Woman's Face
Anna Holm
 1940 Susan and God
Susan
 1940 Strange Cargo
Julie
 1939 The Women
Crystal Allen
 1939 The Ice Follies of 1939
Mary McKay
 1938 The Shining Hour
Olivia Riley
 1937 Mannequin
Jessie Cassidy
 1937 The Bride Wore Red
Anni Pavlovitch
 1937 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 12 (Documentary short)
Joan Crawford
 1937 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
Fay Cheyney
 1936 Love on the Run
Sally Parker
 1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
Peggy Eaton
 1935 I Live My Life
Kay Bentley
 1935 No More Ladies
Marcia
 1934 Forsaking All Others
Mary Clay
 1934 Chained
Diane Lovering
 1934 Sadie McKee
Sadie McKee Brennan
 1933 Dancing Lady
Janie Barlow
 1933 Today We Live
Diana
 1932 Rain
Sadie Thompson
 1932 Letty Lynton
Letty Lynton
 1932/I Grand Hotel
Flaemmchen
 1931 Possessed
Marian Martin
 1931 This Modern Age
Valentine 'Val' Winters
 1931 Laughing Sinners
Ivy 'Bunny' Stevens
 1931 The Stolen Jools (Short)
Joan Crawford
 1931 Dance, Fools, Dance
Bonnie
 1930 Paid
Mary Turner
 1930 Our Blushing Brides
Jerry March
 1930 Montana Moon
Joan
 1930 Great Day
 1929 Untamed
Bingo
 1929 Our Modern Maidens
Billie
 1929 The Duke Steps Out
Susie
 1928 Dream of Love
Adrienne Lecouvreur
 1928 Our Dancing Daughters
Diana Medford
 1928 Four Walls
Frieda
 1928 Across to Singapore
Priscilla Crowninshield
 1928 Rose-Marie
Rose-Marie
 1928 The Law of the Range
Betty Dallas
 1927/II West Point
Betty Channing
 1927 Spring Fever
Allie Monte
 1927 Twelve Miles Out
Jane
 1927 The Unknown
Nanon
 1927 The Understanding Heart
Monica Dale
 1927 The Taxi Dancer
Joslyn Poe
 1927 Winners of the Wilderness
René Contrecoeur
 1926 Bardelys the Magnificent
Court Gossip (uncredited)
 1926 Paris
The Girl
 1926 The Boob
Jane - A Revenue Agent
 1926 Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
Betty Burton
 1925 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
Chariot Race Spectator (uncredited)
 1925 Sally, Irene and Mary
Irene
 1925 The Only Thing
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1925 Old Clothes
Mary Riley
 1925 The Circle
Young Lady Catherine
 1925 The Merry Widow
Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
 1925 A Slave of Fashion
Mannequin (uncredited)
 1925 Pretty Ladies
Bobby - A Showgirl (as Lucille Le Sueur)
 1925 Proud Flesh
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1925 Lady of the Night
Molly (body double in various sequences) (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (22 credits)
Show Show Writer (9 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Makeup Department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (66 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (93 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

She was set to host and star in 20 episodes of an anthology to be called "The Joan Crawford Show", but Goodson-Todman Productions couldn't interest any of the networks in the proposed series. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 19 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 42 Articles | 15 Pictorials | 25 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Billie Cassin | Lucille Le Sueur

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on being dubbed "box-office poison in 1938] Box-office poison? Mr.Mayer [MGM chief Louis B. Mayer] always asserted that the studio had built Stage 22, Stage 24 and the Irving Thalberg Building, brick by brick, from the income on my pictures. See more »

Trivia:

As a child, Joan was playing in the front yard of her home in Texas when she got a large piece of glass lodged in her foot. After it was removed, doctors told her she would likely never walk again without a limp. Joan was determined to be a dancer, so she practiced walking and dancing every day for over six months until she was able to walk without pain. Not only did she make a full recovery, she... See more »

Trademark:

Later in her career, her large eyebrows and "smear" lipstick See more »

Nickname:

Billie See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

Contribute to This Page

Steven Spielberg's Most Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs

"The IMDb Show" takes a look at the new trailer for Ready Player One and breaks down director Steven Spielberg's five greatest Easter eggs of all time. Plus, we connect the dots between IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017.

Watch now