Happy Birthday: Joan Crawford (1906–1977)

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Joan Crawford (1906–1977).jpgJoan Crawford (1906–1977)

Born: March 23, 1906 in San Antonio, Texas, USA
Died: May 10, 1977 (age 71) in New York City, New York, USA

Married to:
Alfred Steele (14 January 1956 – 6 April 1959) (his death)
Phillip Terry (21 July 1942 – 25 April 1946) (divorced) (1 child)
Franchot Tone (11 October 1935 – 11 April 1939) (divorced)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (3 June 1929 – 15 May 1934) (divorced)

[on working with Bette Davis in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) at Legendary Ladies of the Movies, Town Hall (1973)] It was one of the greatest challenges I ever had. [pauses to allow the laughter from the audience to taper off] I meant that kindly. Bette is of a different temperament than I. Bette had to yell every morning. I just sat and knitted. I knitted a scarf from Hollywood to Malibu.

[on director George Cukor] Mr…

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