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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Friday, September 02, 2005


Joan Crawford

JOAN CRAWFORD (1905-1977), born Lucille Fay LeSueur, was the quintessential classic movie star (for good and ill).

Grand Hotel (1932)
Haven't you seen Grand Hotel (1932)? Oscar-winning best film starring Greta Garbo, John & Lionel Barrymore, and Joan. And guess who gave the most riveting performance (yes, Joan).

Watch this and then see these other four films.

Mildred Pierce (1945) For this one Joan deservedly won an Oscar. Movie based on the novel by James M. Cain.
The Women (1939) Another superb JC performance among superb performances by Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, and others.
Rain (1932) Joan sets the screen ablaze in a very good film (aka My Favorite Prostitute).
Humoresque (1946) Her first film where the male star was her equal: John Garfield. Hot sparks.

*Contributed by: "Bjorn Federer" Date: Sun, Aug 28 2005 18:35:35 / PDT

Academy Awards®
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1945 Won Best Actress in a Leading Role: MILDRED PIERCE
1947 Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role: POSSESSED
1952 Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role: SUDDEN FEAR