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Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

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Also Known As: Died: May 10, 1977
Born: March 23, 1904 Cause of Death: acute coronary occlusion
Birth Place: San Antonio, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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companion: Michael Cudahy. Wealthy society figure with whom Crawford is reported to have had an affair in the 1920s.
husband: Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Actor. Born on December 9, 1909; son of silent screen star Douglas Fairbanks; married in 1929; divorced in 1933.
companion: Clark Gable. Actor. Born on February 1, 1901; died on November 16, 1960; known as 'The King' of Hollywood, was American film's most popular male lead of the 1930s and early 40s; reported to have had intermittent, ongoing affair with Crawford for over a 10-year period; the two appeared together in "Dance Fools Dance", "Laughing Sinners", "Possessed" (all 1931), "Dancing Lady" (1933), "Chained" (1934), "Forsaking All Others" (1935), "Love on the Run" (1937), "Strange Cargo" (1940).
husband: Franchot Tone. Actor. Born on February 27, 1905; died on September 18, 1968; married in 1935; divorced in 1939; was one of Crawford's leading men in "Today We Live", "Dancing Lady" (both 1933), "Sadie McKee" (1934), "No More Ladies" (1935), "The Gorgeous Hussy" (1936), "Love on the Run" (typically, a film in which he "loses" Crawford to another man, here Clark Gable) and "The Bride Wore Red" (both 1937).
companion: Edward Norris. Actor. Was simultaneously involved with Crawford and actress Hedy Lamarr.
husband: Philip Terry. Actor. Born in 1909; died on February 23, 1993; married in 1942; divorced in 1946; perhaps best remembered for his role as Ray Milland's brother in "The Lost Weekend" (1945).
companion: Greg Bautzer. Lawyer. Had affair in late 1940s.
husband: Alfred Steele. Board chairman of Pepsi-Cola. Married 1956 until his death from a heart attack in 1959; Crawford would later describe her years with Steele as the most fulfilling of her life.

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