Co-starred opposite Diane Baker in made for TV film, "Della"
Contest held by MGM to rename its new contract player; for a while used winning entry name of "Joan Arden" until an extra with that name was discovered on the set; name changed to second place entry, "Joan Crawford"
Made cameo appearance in all-star fund-raising film, "Hollywood Canteen"
After singing in the all-star "Hollywood Revue of 1929" made full-fledged sound debut in "Untamed"
As Miss MGM introduced trailer reel of upcoming MGM films
Elected to board of directors of Pepsi-Cola two days after the death of husband Alfred Steele, Pepsi executive
Feature film debut (as double for Norma Shearer) in "Lady of the Night"
Last feature film, "Trog"
Named "box office poison" by motion picture exhibitors; MGM renewed her contract nonetheless
Appearances in "The Women" (1939) and "Strange Cargo" (1940) helped Crawford regain popularity and garner new critical regard
Career revived with starring role opposite Bette Davis in popular Grand Guignol semi-horror film, "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"
In chorus of New York production of "Innocent Eyes"; spotted "third from the left in the back row" by MGM producer Harry Rapf; subsequently given screen test
Last film under Warner Bros. contract, "This Woman Is Dangerous"; began free-lancing
One-shot return to MGM to star in musical drama, "Torch Song"
Played first supporting character role in "The Best of Everything"; still received star billing
Signed contract with Warner Bros. paying her slightly less but giving her script approval
Voted one of 13 WAMPAS (Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers) "Baby Stars" along with Dolores Del Rio, Mary Astor and others
Won amateur dance contest; went to Chicago and Detroit in search of dance career
Among the leading lady parts with which Crawford attained stardom are her roles in "Sally, Irene, and Mary" (1925), "Paris" (1926) and "Our Dancing Daughters" (1928)
Film acting debut in King Vidor's "Proud Flesh"
First teamed with Clark Gable in "Dance Fools Dance", "Laughing Sinners" and "Possessed"
Grew up with mother and stepfather in Lawton, Oklahoma; moved with family to Kansas City, Missouri (date approximate)
Last film for MGM for ten years, "Above Suspicion"
Made motion picture exhibitors poll of top ten box office stars
Played last romantic lead, "The Story of Esther Costello"
Regained her star clout with successful appearance in RKO's "Sudden Fear"
First starring film under Warners contract, the popular and acclaimed melodrama, "Mildred Pierce"