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Joan Crawford Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Joan Crawford Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3 in
Weight 50 kg
Date of Birth March 23, c. 1904-1908
Zodiac Sign Aries
Date of Death May 10, 1977

Joan Crawford was an American actor, writer, and producer who went on to become one of Hollywood’s most prominent movie stars and one of the highest-paid women in the United States. For her work in the 1945 film Mildred Pierce, she won the Academy Award for “Best Actress”.

Born Name

Lucille Fay LeSueur

Nick Names

Joan, Billie Cassin, Cranberry, Billie

Joan Crawford in a publicity photo in 1936
Joan Crawford in a publicity photo in 1936 (George Hurrell / eBay / Public Domain)


She was born on March 23, c. 1904-1908.


On May 10, 1977, Joan Crawford died of a heart attack aged 69-73 at her apartment in Lenox Hill, New York City, New York, United States.

Resting Place

Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, Greenburgh, New York, United States

Sun Sign


Born Place

San Antonio, Texas, United States





Joan Crawford attended St. Agnes Academy and Rockingham Academy. She registered at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri in 1922 but withdrew after a few months as she realized that she was not ready for college.


Actor, Writer, Producer


  • Father – Thomas E. LeSueur (January 2, 1867 – January 1, 1938) (Construction Worker)
  • Mother – Anna Bell Johnson (November 29, 1884 – August 15, 1958) (later known as Anna Cassin)
  • Siblings – Hal Hays LeSueur (Older Brother) (Actor), Daisy LeSueur (Older Sister)
  • Others – James Howell LeSueur (Paternal Grandfather), Parmelia D. “Amelia” James (Paternal Grandmother), Jesse Sylvester/Silvester L. Johnson (Maternal Grandfather), Mary Ellen Searles (Maternal Grandmother), Joan Crawford LeSueur (professionally known as Joan Lowe) (Niece) (Dancer), Henry J. Cassin (Stepfather)

Net Worth

According to, her net worth was $8.5 Million at the time of her death.



Joan Crawford pictured with Louis B Mayer at the 'Torch Song' movie premiere in Los Angeles, California in 1953
Joan Crawford pictured with Louis B. Mayer at the ‘Torch Song’ movie premiere in Los Angeles, California in 1953 (Los Angeles Times / Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive, UCLA Library / Public Domain)


5 ft 3 in or 160 cm


50 kg or 110 lbs

Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse

Joan Crawford had dated –

  1. Ray Sterling (1921-1923)
  2. Jack Oakie (1924-1925)
  3. Michael Cudahy (1925-1926)
  4. Owen Moore (1926) – RUMOR
  5. Rod La Rocque (1928)
  6. Robert Montgomery (1929)
  7. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1929-1933)​ – On June 3, 1929, she married actor, producer, and decorated naval officer of World War II Douglas Fairbanks Jr. at Saint Malachy’s Roman Catholic Church. He was 4 years her junior. They divorced in 1933.
  8. Ricardo Cortez (1930)
  9. Clark Gable (1930-1936)
  10. Kirk Douglas (1934)
  11. Franchot Tone (1935-1939)​ – She was married to actor Franchot Tonein from 1935 to 1939.
  12. Barbara Stanwyck (1936)
  13. Dorothy Arzner (1937)
  14. Spencer Tracy (1938)
  15. James Stewart (1938)
  16. Cesar Romero (1939)
  17. John Garfield (1940)
  18. Greg Bautzer (1940-1950)
  19. Charles Martin (1940)
  20. Jackie Cooper (1940-1941)
  21. Glenn Ford (1941-1942)
  22. Phillip Terry (1942-1946)​ – She married actor Phillip Terry on July 21, 1942, at the Hidden Valley Ranch in Ventura County, California. The duo adopted a boy and named him Phillip Terry, Jr. They divorced in 1946 and Joan changed the child’s name to Christopher Crawford.
  23. Judy Garland (1944) – RUMOR
  24. Claudette Colbert (1945) – RUMOR
  25. Frank Sinatra (1947)
  26. Vincent Sherman (1950-1951)
  27. Russell Nype (1951)
  28. John Ireland (1951)
  29. Nicholas Ray (1952-1953)
  30. Manny Sachs (1952)
  31. Robert Wagner (1953-1955)
  32. Alfred Steele (1955-1959) – On May 10, 1955, she married her 4th husband Alfred Steele (the CEO of Pepsi-Cola Company from 1949 to 1959). They remained together until his death in 1959.
  33. Marilyn Monroe (1956)
  34. Paul Newman (1967)

Note – She adopted her first child in 1940 whom she named Christina Crawford. In 1947, Joan adopted 2 children whom she named Cathy Crawford and Cindy Crawford.

Race / Ethnicity


Joan Crawford was of English, French, Welsh, and Dutch descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Stunning fashion sense
  • Shoulder pads

Brand Endorsements

Joan Crawford did print ads for –

  • Royal Crown Cola with the slogan “R.C. Tastes Best!” (the 1940s)
  • Realist Stereo-Realist Camera (1951)
  • Camel Cigarettes (1951)


She was a Christian Scientist.

Joan Crawford in a publicity photo for 'Humoresque' (1946)
Joan Crawford in a publicity photo for ‘Humoresque’ (1946) (Studio Publicity Still / / Public Domain)

Joan Crawford Favorite Things

  • Musician – Glenn Miller
  • One Of Her Personal Favorite Roles – Amanda Farrow in The Best of Everything (1959)
  • Charities – USO of New York, Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital, American Cancer Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Heart Association, Wiltwyck School for Boys

SourceIMDb, Wikipedia

Joan Crawford Facts

  1. She was 10 months old when her father left the family.
  2. Her stepfather Henry J. Cassin allegedly started s*xually abusing her when she was 11 years old.
  3. Joan Crawford has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1752 Vine St.
  4. She was friends with Steven Spielberg.

Featured Image by George Hurrell / eBay / Public Domain

Did we miss anyone?


  1. And it was officially listed as 1905-1977.
    Making her 72 years old.

    • 1904-1977=73
    • 1905-1977=72
    • 1906-1977=71
    • 1907-1977=70
    • 1908-1977=69


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