Definition of Joan Crawford from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Joan Crawford

 
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(1908-77) a US film actor who was a Hollywood star for more than 40 years. She won an Oscar for Mildred Pierce (1945) and acted with Bette Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?(1962). Her daughter Christina wrote a book, Mommie Dearest (1978), which attacked Crawford as a mother, and there was a film version in 1981 in which Faye Dunaway played Crawford.