Joan Crawford was a very beautiful and talented actress of her time. She has appeared in a number of classic movies and has won several awards. She is also an author and had written two books. She has appeared in many silent films in the 1920s. Some of her movies are ‘Chained’, ‘No More Ladies’, ‘Daisy Kenyon’, ‘Trog’, ‘The Karate Killers’, and ‘The Best of Everything’. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Joan Crawford in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Born as Lucille Fay LeSueur, Joan Crawford was the daughter of Thomas E. and Anna Bell. She was born in 1904 in San Antonio, Texas. Her father was a laundry worker. She was raised by her mother and stepfather. She didn’t receive education after her primary school. She wanted to become a dancer, however, she cut her foot and wasn’t able to dance for 18 months.
Although she went to Stephens College, she realized that she was not ready for college. She died on May 10, 1977, after having a severe heart attack. Her memorial service was held on 16 May 1977 in New York.
From 1929 to 1933, Joan Crawford was married to Douglas Fairbanks Jr. In 1935, she got married to Franchot Tone. The couple divorced in 1939. Her third marriage was to Phillip Terry from 1942 to 1946. The actress then got married to Alfred Steele in 1955. However, Steele died in 1959. She has got four children including Christina Crawford. She is the sister of Hal LeSueur.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1925, Joan Crawford appeared in the silent film, ‘Lady of the Night’. Throughout the 1920s she appeared in many silent movies like ‘Proud Flesh’, ‘The Merry Widow’, ‘The Circle’, ‘ Pretty Ladies’, ‘The Exquisite Sinner’, ‘Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ’. ‘The Boob’, and ‘The Law of the Range’. She has also acted in many short films like ‘Miss MGM’, ‘The Slippery Pearls’, ‘A Very Special Child’, and ‘The Jimmy Fund’.
In 1929, Crawford was seen in the sound film, ‘The Hollywood Revue of 1929’. In the 1930s, she was seen in films like ‘Letty Lynton’, ‘Laughing Sinners’, ‘The Gorgeous Hussy’ and many others. Throughout the 1950s, she acted in movies like ‘Mildred Pierce’, ‘Flamingo Road’, and ‘Hollywood Canteen’. For her role in ‘Mildred Pierce’, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She acted in many movies in the 1960s, and her last movie was ‘Trog’ in 1970.
She has also appeared in many archive footages in her career. In addition to this, Joan Crawford has also acted in many television series like ‘General Electric Theater’, ‘Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theatre’, ‘The Secret Storm’, and ‘The Sixth Sense’. In 1970, she won the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards. She has also received a BAFTA nomination in 1964. In 1960, she was bestowed with a Star on the Walk of Fame.
Net Worth & Earnings
Consider knowing about the net worth of a woman who has acted in many movies in her career? The actress has acted in many movies as well as TV shows. She has also been a part of radio shows and has also done theater. She has also appeared in many TV movies like ‘Della’, ‘Easter Island’, ‘Night Gallery’, and ‘The Foxes’. At the time of her death, her net worth was valued at $9 million.
Joan Crawford was indeed a legendary actress who has been a part of many movies. She has been in the time when there was no sound. Her movies have today become some of the greatest movies of all-time.