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Joan Crawford

1904 - 1977

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Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, 190? – May 10, 1977) was an American actress. She started her career as a dancer in traveling theatrical companies before debuting on Broadway. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joan Crawford has received more than 16,680,024 page views. Her biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Joan Crawford is the 241st most popular actor (up from 334th in 2019), the 442nd most popular biography from United States (up from 654th in 2019) and the 119th most popular American Actor.

Joan Crawford is most famous for her acting career which spanned over 50 years. She was a Hollywood star in the 1920s and 1930s and won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1945 for her role in Mildred Pierce.

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Among actors, Joan Crawford ranks 241 out of 9,996Before her are Jessica Lange, Viggo Mortensen, Kim Basinger, George Clooney, Ian McShane, and Stellan Skarsgård. After her are Joan Fontaine, Montgomery Clift, Annie Girardot, Glenn Close, Rudolph Valentino, and Isabelle Huppert.

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Among people born in 1904, Joan Crawford ranks 17Before her are J. Robert Oppenheimer, Johnny Weissmuller, Graham Greene, Alexei Kosygin, Karl Brandt, and Kurt Georg Kiesinger. After her are George Gamow, Ève Curie, Pavel Cherenkov, René Lacoste, Glenn Miller, and Lal Bahadur Shastri. Among people deceased in 1977, Joan Crawford ranks 13Before her are Roberto Rossellini, Ludwig Erhard, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Jacques Prévert, René Goscinny, and Aleksandr Vasilevsky. After her are Makarios III, Anaïs Nin, Alexey Stakhanov, Kurt Schuschnigg, Ernst Bloch, and Francis Gary Powers.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joan Crawford ranks 442 out of 18,182Before her are Robert Zemeckis (1952), Babe Ruth (1895), Oliver Stone (1946), George Clooney (1961), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), and Milton H. Erickson (1901). After her are Louisa May Alcott (1832), Gordon Allport (1897), Tennessee Williams (1911), Cliff Burton (1962), Montgomery Clift (1920), and The Notorious B.I.G. (1972).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Joan Crawford ranks 119Before her are Caitlyn Jenner (1949), Willem Dafoe (1955), Jessica Lange (1949), Viggo Mortensen (1958), Kim Basinger (1953), and George Clooney (1961). After her are Montgomery Clift (1920), Glenn Close (1947), Pat Morita (1932), Sharon Stone (1958), Dennis Hopper (1936), and Julianne Moore (1960).

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