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Many know the story of Hollywood actress and star Joan Crawford, but few know the story of her life before she became a household name. Crawford was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1905 to traveling performers. She spent her early childhood on the road with her parents before they divorced and she was sent to live with her grandparents. Crawford later moved to LA and started working as a secretary before landing her first acting role in 1926. Over the course of her career, she starred in dozens of films and won an Oscar forBest Actress. Crawford was also known for her turbulent personal life, which was often tabloid fodder. She died in 1977 at the age of 72.

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About Joan Crawford

birth of the author

Lucille Fay Lesueur March 23, C. 190? San Antonio, Texas, U.S.

death of the author

May 10, 1977

occupation of the author

Film And Television Actress, Dancer, Business Executive

date of the author

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Choose your clothes for your way of life. โ€” Joan Crawford

I was a strict disciplinarian, perhaps too strict at times, but my God, without discipline what is life? โ€” Joan Crawford

Hollywood is like life, you face it with the sum total of your equipment. โ€” Joan Crawford

Life deals from the bottom, sometimes, doesn’t it? โ€” Joan Crawford

choose your clothes for your way of life Joan Crawford quote

I had always known what I wanted, and that was beauty… in every form… a beautiful house, beautiful man, a beautiful life and image. I was ambitious to get the money which would attain all that for me. โ€” Joan Crawford


I think the most important thing a woman can haveโ€“next to talent, of course,โ€“is her hairdresser. โ€” Joan Crawford

It has been said that on screen I personified the American woman. โ€” Joan Crawford

To the mother of two unruly children in a restaurant after the woman said she really didn’t know what to do with her children:] Have you tried infanticide? โ€” Joan Crawford

I love playing bitches. There’s a lot of bitch in every womanโ€“a lot in every man. โ€” Joan Crawford

it has been said that on screen i personified the american woman Joan Crawford quote

I absolutely will not allow anyone to call me grandmother. They can call me Auntie Joan, Deeโ€“Dee, Choโ€“Cho, anything but grandmother. It pushes a woman almost to the grave. โ€” Joan Crawford

All a woman has to do is to slip once and she’s a tramp. A man can kill, lie, cheatโ€ฆ โ€” Joan Crawford

One rule: Never let your husband see you exercising. No woman rolling around on the floor looks really adorable after she’s passed her third birthday. โ€” Joan Crawford


I need sex for a clear complexion, but I’d rather do it for love. โ€” Joan Crawford

I’d like to think every director I’ve worked with has fallen in love with me, I know Dorothy Arzner did. โ€” Joan Crawford

i need sex for a clear complexion but i d rather do it for love Joan Crawford quote

Love is fire. but whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house,you can never tell. โ€” Joan Crawford

I have always known what I wanted, and that was beauty… in every form. โ€” Joan Crawford

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Don’t fuck with me, fellas. This ain’t my first time at the rodeo. โ€” Joan Crawford

It is my intention to make no provision herein for my son Christopher or my daughter Christina for reasons which are well known to them. โ€” Joan Crawford

Inspiring Phrases From Joan Crawford

Be afraid of nothing. โ€” Joan Crawford

be afraid of nothing Joan Crawford quote

If you want to see the girl next door, go next door. โ€” Joan Crawford

I am just too much. โ€” Joan Crawford

If I can’t be me, I don’t want to be anybody. I was born that way. โ€” Joan Crawford

I never go outside unless I look like Joan Crawford the movie star. If you want to see the girl next door, go next door. โ€” Joan Crawford

I was born in front of a camera and really don’t know anything else. โ€” Joan Crawford

if you want to see the girl next door go next door Joan Crawford quote

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