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Joan Crawford
Original name: Lucille Fay LeSueur
Birth: Mar. 23, 1908
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Death: May 10, 1977
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Actress. Born Lucille Fay Le Sueur in San Antonio, Texas, but christened Joan Crawford by Hollywood, she exemplified the 1920s carefree "flapper" era to a 'T'. Her beauty and vivacity catapulted her to stardom in the late 1920s in the hugely popular silent classic "Our Dancing Daughters". Ever since that point, the resilient actress with the ever expressive eyes, the famous overpainted lips and the will of steel created for herself one of the most legendary and enduring Hollywood personae of all time. Receiving 3 best actress oscar nominations throughout her long career and winning once for the 1945 classic noir "Mildred Pierce", Joan seemed to personify the ideal american woman of every decade, from the uprorious 1920s right up until her death as a semireclusive corporate widow on May 10th, 1977. Her 5th and last marriage was to Pepsi Cola chairman Alfred Steele, who died in 1959. She was described by some as "the face" owing to her classically beautiful features and even the great Hollywood studio photographer George Hurrell dubbed her "camera proof" as she photographed perfectly from every angle. She also won a British BAFTA award for the 1957 movie "The Story of Esther Costelllo." She's best remembered for classic roles in "Our Dancing Daughters," "Grand Hotel," "The Women," "Mildred Pierce," "Humoresque," "Possessed," "Harriet Craig," "Sudden Fear" and the 1962 horror classic "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" Her film career spanned nearly 50 years. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas L. LeSueur (1868 - 1938)
  Anna Bell Johnson LeSueur (1884 - 1958)
 
 Spouses:
  Douglas Fairbanks (1909 - 2000)
  Franchot Tone (1905 - 1968)
  Phillip Terry (1909 - 1993)
  Alfred Nu Steele (1900 - 1959)
 
 Children:
  Cynthia Crawford Jordan (1947 - 2007)*
 
 Siblings:
  Daisy LeSueur (1901 - ____)*
  Hal Hays LeSueur (1903 - 1963)*
  Joan Crawford (1908 - 1977)
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Cancer and acute coronary occlusion
 
Burial:
Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum
Hartsdale
Westchester County
New York, USA
Plot: Ferncliff Mausoleum, Unit 8, Alcove E, Crypt 42
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- Kat
 Added: Sep. 18, 2014
Since We Never Knew Each Other, I Came To Visit You Today Joan, May You Rest In Eternal Peace.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Sep. 16, 2014
Much respect you very much deserve, You are Hollywood Royalty!!!I wonder if you know your oscar winning movie,Mildred Pierce,and it once again won the oscar!God bless you madem
- Joanne Famelio
 Added: Sep. 14, 2014
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