- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Vessel of Love 1
American actress, on-screen from 1925 in "Ladies of the Night." A teenage dancer and chorus girl, she became a symbol of the jazz age, a flapper in 1928 and one of the most memorable dramatic actresses of her day.
In 1929 she changed her screen name from Billie Cassin to Joan Crawford. Her films included "The Women," 1939, "A Woman's Face," 1941 and "Mildred Pierce," 1945, which won her an Oscar.
Crawford married four times; Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 3 June 1929; Franchot Tone, 11 October 1935; Philip Terry, 21 July 1942 and Alfred Steele, Chairman of the Board of Pepsi Cola on 10 May 1955; four adopted kids.
Ambitious, passionate and driven, she said "The need to work is always there, bugging me." That drive was stilled with her death on 10 May 1977, 10:00 AM, in New York, from a heart attack, while also reportedly ill with cancer.