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Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002)

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TV Movie | 87 min | Documentary

In this documentary on the life of 'Joan Crawford', we learn why she should be remembered as the great actress she was, and not only as the "mommie dearest." caricature she has become. Friends, fellow actors, directors, and others ...See moreIn this documentary on the life of 'Joan Crawford', we learn why she should be remembered as the great actress she was, and not only as the "mommie dearest." caricature she has become. Friends, fellow actors, directors, and others reminisce about their association with her, and numerous film clips show off her talent from her start in silents to bad science fiction/horror movies at the end of her career. Daughter 'Christina Crawford' even explains the origin of the phrase "No more wire hangers!". Written by David Glagovsky See less
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Aug 1, 2002 (United States)

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Anjelica Huston
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Diane Baker
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Charles Busch
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Ben Cooper
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Christina Crawford
Herself - Daughter / Author, 'Mommie Dearest' Herself - Daughter / Author, 'Mommie Dearest'   See fewer
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Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
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Judy Geeson
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Virginia Grey
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Sydney Guilaroff
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Herbert Kenwith
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Anna Lee
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Dickie Moore
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Margaret O'Brien
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Anita Page
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Betsy Palmer
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Cliff Robertson
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Peter Rogers
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Vincent Sherman
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Karen Swenson
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Carleton Varney
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Bob Thomas
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Adrian
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Joan Crawford
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David McCallum
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Liz Smith
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6.3 / 10 | 365 votes