Joan Crawford

American actress (1904-1977)

Joan Crawford (23 March 190510 May 1977) was an American actress, singer, and businesswoman.

You have to be self-reliant and strong to survive in this town. Otherwise you will be destroyed.


  • I never go outside unless I look like Joan Crawford the movie star. If you want to see the girl next door, go next door.
    • Interview, Los Angeles Times (1937)
  • I think that the most important thing a woman can have - next to talent, of course - is her hairdresser.
    • Interview, Hollywood Reporter (1942)
  • You have to be self-reliant and strong to survive in this town. Otherwise you will be destroyed.
    • Interview, Hedda Hoppers Hollywood (1945)
  • I believe in the dollar. Everything I earn, I spend!
    • Interview, Los Angeles Sentinel (1946)
  • If you've earned a position, be proud of it. Don't hide it. I want to be recognized. When I hear people say, 'There's Joan Crawford!' I turn around and say, 'Hi! How are you!'
    • Interview, Los Angeles Times (1947)
  • I have always known what I wanted, and that was beauty... in every form.
    • Interview, Hollywood Reporter (1949)
  • Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
    • Interview, Hollywood Reporter (1954)
  • The Democratic party is one that I've always observed. I have struggled greatly in life from the day I was born and I am honored to be a part of something that focuses on working class citizens and molds them into a proud specimen. Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Kennedy have done so much in that regard for the two generations they've won over during their career course.
    • Interview, NBC (1961)
  • If you have an ounce of common sense and one good friend you don't need an analyst.
    • Interview, New York Times (1964)
  • Women's Lib? Poor little things. They always look so unhappy. Have you noticed how bitter their faces are?
    • Interview, New York Times (1972)
  • It has been said that on screen I personified the American woman.
    • Interview, New York Times (1972)
  • Learn to breathe, learn to speak, but first..learn to feel.
    • Interview, Town Hall (1973)

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