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Joan Crawford

Actor (23-Mar-1905 — 10-May-1977)


David Bret. Joan Crawford: Hollywood Martyr. London: Robson Books Ltd.. 2006. 304pp.

Larry Carr. Four Fabulous Faces: The Evolution and Metamorphosis of Gloria Swanson, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, and Marlene Dietrich. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House. 1970. 492pp.

Charles Castle. Joan Crawford: The Raging Star: Authorised Biography. London: New English Library. 1977. 188pp. Commissioned by Crawford in 1974.

Charlotte Chandler. Not the Girl Next Door: Joan Crawford, a Personal Biography. Simon and Schuster. 2008. 336pp.

Shaun Considine. Bette & Joan: The Divine Feud. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1989. 451pp.

Shaun Considine. Bette And Joan: The Divine Feud. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1989. 451pp.

Christina Crawford. Mommie Dearest. New York: William Morrow and Company. 1978. 258pp.

Joan Crawford. My Way of Life. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1971. 224pp.

Joan Crawford; with Jane Kesner Ardmore. A Portrait of Joan: The Autobiography of Joan Crawford. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co.. 1962. 239pp.

Fred Lawrence Guiles. Joan Crawford: The Last Word. New York: Birch Lane Press. 1995. 233pp.

Stephen Harvey. Joan Crawford. Pyramid. 1974. 159pp.

David Houston. Jazz Baby: The Shocking Story of Joan Crawford's Childhood. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1983. 203pp.

Carl Johnes. Crawford: The Last Years: An Intimate Memoir. Dell Publishing. 1979. 172pp.

Roy Newquist (editor). Conversations with Joan Crawford. Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press. 1980. 175pp.

Lawrence J. Quirk. The Films of Joan Crawford. New York: The Ctadel Press. 1968. 222pp.

Lawrence J. Quirk; William Schoell. Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography. University Press of Kentucky. 2002. 309pp.

Bob Thomas. Joan Crawford: A Biography. New York: Knopf. 1978. 312pp.

Michelle Vogel (editor). Joan Crawford: Her Life In Letters. Wasteland Press. 2005. 232pp.

Alexander Walker. Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Star. New York: Harper & Row. 1983. 192pp.

Jane Ellen Wayne. Crawford's Men. New York: Prentice-Hall. 1988. 256pp.

Jane Ellen Wayne. The Golden Girls of MGM: Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner, Judy Garland, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, and Others. Carroll & Graf. 2002. 416pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  6. Wikipedia [link]

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.157)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.361)

  9. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.315)

  10. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.134)

  11. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.106)

  12. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.72)

  13. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.135)

  14. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.103)

  15. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (pp.186-88)

  16. Current Biography, 1966 Yearbook (pp.59-61)

  17. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.121)

  18. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.160)

  19. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.127)

  20. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.625)

  21. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.141)

  22. Legends in Their Own Time (p.57)

  23. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.283)

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