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Irene Cara (born Irene T Escalera March 18, 1959 in New York City) is a singer and actress.
Both her parents were from Puerto Rico and in the early 1950's they migrated to the U.S..
She sang the theme from Fame and "Flashdance (What A Feeling)". She played Coco Hernandez in Fame and Angela in romance thriller classic Aaron Loves Angela.
She won both the 1983 Best Original Song Academy Award and the 1984 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Flashdance (What A Feeling)".
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She won both the 1983 Best Original Song Academy Award and the 1984 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Flashdance (What A Feeling)". Joan Crawford's hand and foot prints are immortalized in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, and she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1750 Vine Street. She played Coco Hernandez in Fame and Angela in romance thriller classic Aaron Loves Angela. For more indepth detail, see: Mommie Dearest. She sang the theme from Fame and "Flashdance (What A Feeling)". It was then made into a movie of the same title. Both her parents were from Puerto Rico and in the early 1950's they migrated to the U.S.. After her death, an expose written by the eldest of her four children, Christina Crawford, was published.
Irene Cara (born Irene T Escalera March 18, 1959 in New York City) is a singer and actress. She was cremated and her ashes buried with her last husband, Alfred Steele, in Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, New York. But she explicitly disinherited the eldest two, Christina and Christopher, with the phrase "...for reasons which should be well known to them.". In her will, she gave the two youngest of her adopted children, Cindy and Cathy, $77,500.00 each. Joan Crawford died in New York City of a heart attack while apparently ill with cancer.
She proudly kept her Pally next to her Oscar for Mildred Pierce.. It was in the shape of a bronze Pepsi bottle. She was the recipient of the Sixth Annual Pally Award, which was awarded to the employee making the most significant contribution to company sales. Two days after the death of Alfred Steele, she was elected to fill his vacancy on the board of directors.
Besides her work as an actress, from 1955 to 1973 Joan Crawford was a publicity executive for Pepsi-Cola and traveled extensively for the company. She then sold her Brentwood mansion and stayed on in New York. He died there on April 19, 1959, leaving her a widow. Joan moved to a lavish apartment in New York City with her last husband, Alfred Steele.
Steele (married May 10, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nevada). (married June 3, 1929 in New York City, divorced 1933), Franchot Tone (married October 11, 1935 in New Jersey, divorced 1939), and Phillip Terry (married July 21, 1942 at Hidden Valley Ranch in Ventura County, California, divorced 1946); and Pepsi-Cola president Alfred N. She had four husbands: actors Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. In 1929, at the time she wed her first husband, Joan bought a mansion at 426 North Bristol Avenue in Brentwood, midway between Beverly Hills and the Pacific Ocean, which was her primary dwelling for the next twenty-six years.
She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Mildred Pierce in 1945, and was nominated for Possessed (1947) and Sudden Fear (1952). Joan Crawford acted in many theatrical motion pictures over the course of her career, and she also worked in radio and television. The female contestant who entered the name "Joan Crawford" was awarded $500.00. A movie-magazine contest was the source of her well-known stage name.
She was one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars in 1926. Starting out in silent movies, she worked hard to ensure that her contract with the studio would be renewed. In 1925, she signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer under the name Lucille LeSueur and went to Culver City, California. She began her career as a chorus line dancer under the name Billie Cassin, eventually making her way to New York City.
And in 1922 she registered at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, where she attended for less than a year. She then went to Rockingham Academy as a work student. Agnes as a work student. Later, after her mother and stepfather broke up, she stayed on at St.
Agnes Academy (a Catholic school in Kansas City). While still in elementary school, she was placed in St. Henry Cassin is first listed in the City Directory in 1917 and his dwelling is 403 East Ninth Street. In about 1916, they moved to Kansas City, Missouri.
Her ambition was to be a dancer. Lucille preferred the nickname Billie, and she loved watching live acts perform. Lucille is five years old. The 1910 Comanche County, Oklahoma, Federal Census, enumerated on April 20, shows Henry and Anna Cassin living at 910 "D" Street in Lawton.
Cassin ran a theater. The family lived in Lawton, Oklahoma, where Mr. Cassin (born 1873). Her mother later wed Henry J.
Her older sister and brother were Daisy LeSueur, who died as a very young child, and Hal LeSueur, who was born September 3, 1902. LeSueur (1868-1938) and Anna Bell Johnson (1884-1958). Born Lucille Fay LeSueur in San Antonio, Texas, she was the third child of Thomas E. Joan Crawford (March 23, 1904 — May 10, 1977) was an Academy Award winning American actress.
That's Dancing! (1985). That's Entertainment! (1974). MGM's Big Parade of Comedy (1964) ... AKA The Big Parade of Comedy. Herself (signs autographs).
Four Days in November (1964) .. Joan Fairchild (Later reedited into the syndication package of Night Gallery.). The Sixth Sense (1972) (ABC) "Dear Joan: We're Going To Scare You To Death!" .. Allison Hayes.
Beyond the Water's Edge (1972) (TV Movie) .. Stephanie White. The Virginian (1970) (NBC) "The Nightmare" .. Claudia Menlo.
Night Gallery (1969) (NBC) "Eyes" .. Joan Boreman Kane #2 (temporary replacement for Christina Crawford). The Secret Storm (1968) (CBS) (daytime soap opera) .. Herself.
The Lucy Show (1968) (CBS) "Lucy and Joan Crawford" or "The Lost Star" .. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1967) (NBC) "The Karate Killers" or "The Five Daughters Affair" ... Amanda True. Della Chappell. Della (1965) (TV Movie) AKA Fatal Confinement ..
Morgan Harper. Route 66 (1963) (CBS) "Same Picture, Different Frame" .. Millicent Fox. The Foxes (1961) ..
Sarah/Melanie Davidson. Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1961) (CBS) "One Must Die" .. Stella Faring. Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1959) (CBS) "Rebel Range" ..
The Joan Crawford Show (1959) (Pilot) "Woman On The Run" ... Susan Conrad. Ann Howard. General Electric Theater (1959) (CBS) "And One Was Loyal" .. Ruth.
General Electric Theater (1958) (CBS) "Strange Witness" .. Mary Andrews. General Electric Theater (1954) (CBS) "The Road to Edinburgh" .. Margaret Hughes.
Revlon's Mirror Theater (1953) (CBS) "Because I Love Him" .. Brockton. Dr. Trog (1970) (Warner Bros.) ..
Monica Rivers. Berserk! (1968) (Columbia) .. Amy Nelson. I Saw What You Did (1965) (Universal) ..
Lucy Harbin. Strait-Jacket (1964) (Columbia) .. Lucretia Terry. The Caretakers (1963) (United Artists) ..
Blanche Hudson. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) (Seven Arts/Warner Bros.) .. Amanda Farrow. The Best of Everything (1959) (20th Century Fox) ..
Margaret Landi. The Story of Esther Costello (1957) (Valiant Films/Columbia) .. Millicent Wetherby. Autumn Leaves (1956) (William Goetz/Columbia) ..
Eva Phillips. Queen Bee (1955) (Columbia) .. Lynn Markham. Female on the Beach (1955) (Universal) ..
Vienna. Johnny Guitar (1954) (Republic) .. Jenny Stewart. Torch Song (1953) (MGM) ..
Myra Hudson. Sudden Fear (1952) (RKO) .. Beth Austin. This Woman Is Dangerous (1952) (Warner Bros.) ..
Agatha Reed. Goodbye, My Fancy (1951) (Warner Bros.) .. Harriet Craig. Harriet Craig (1950) (Columbia) ..
Ethel Whitehead / Lorna Hansen Forbes. The Damned Don't Cry (1950) (Warner Bros.) .. Herself. It's a Great Feeling (1949) (Warner Bros.) (uncredited) ..
Lane Bellamy. Flamingo Road (1949) (Warner Bros.) .. Daisy Kenyon. Daisy Kenyon (1947) (20th Century Fox) ..
Louise Howell Graham. Possessed (1947) (Warner Bros.) .. Helen Wright. Humoresque (1946) (Warner Bros.) ..
Mildred Pierce. Mildred Pierce (1945) (Warner Bros.) .. Herself. Hollywood Canteen (1944) (Warmer Bros.) ..
Frances Myles. Above Suspicion (1943) (MGM) .. Michelle de la Becque. Reunion in France (1942) (MGM) ..
Margaret Drew. They All Kissed the Bride (1942) (Columbia) .. Mary Howard. When Ladies Meet (1941) (MGM) ..
Anna Holm. A Woman's Face (1941) (MGM) .. Susan Trexel. Susan and God (1940) (MGM) ..
Julie. Strange Cargo (1940) (MGM) .. Crystal Allen. The Women (1939) (MGM) ..
Mary McKay. Ice Follies of 1939 (1939) (MGM) .. Olivia Riley. The Shining Hour (1938) (MGM) ..
Jessica Cassidy. Mannequin (1937) (MGM) .. Fay Cheyney. Cheyney (1937) (MGM) ..
The Last of Mrs. Anni Pavlovitch. The Bride Wore Red (1937) (MGM) .. Sally Parker.
Love on the Run (1936) (MGM) .. Margaret O'Neal "Peggy" Eaton. The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) (MGM) .. Kay Bentley.
I Live My Life (1935) (MGM) .. Marcia Townsend. No More Ladies (1935) (MGM) .. Mary Clay.
Forsaking All Others (1934) (MGM) .. Diane Lovering, also called "Dinah". Chained (1934) (MGM) .. Sadie McKee Brennan.
Sadie McKee (1934) (MGM) .. Janie "Duchess" Barlow. Dancing Lady (1933) (MGM) .. Diana "Ann" Boyce-Smith.
Today We Live (1933) (MGM) .. Herself. Screen Snapshots (1932) .. Sadie Thompson.
Rain (1932) (United Artists) .. Flaemmchen. Grand Hotel (1932) (MGM) .. Letty Lynton.
Letty Lynton (1932) (MGM) .. Bonnie "Bon" Jordan. Dance, Fools, Dance (1931) (MGM) .. Herself.
The Slippery Pearls (1931) .. Ivy "Bunny" Stevens. Laughing Sinners (1931) (MGM) .. Valentine "Val" Winters.
This Modern Age (1931) (MGM) .. Marian Martin. Possessed (1931) (MGM) .. Joan "Montana" Prescott.
Montana Moon (1930) (MGM) .. Gerry Marsh. Our Blushing Brides (1930) (MGM) .. Mary Turner.
Paid (1930) (MGM) .. Susie. The Duke Steps Out (1929) (MGM) .. Billie Brown.
Our Modern Maidens (1929) (MGM) .. Alice "Bingo" Dowling. Untamed (1929) (MGM) .. Singing, dancing, and part of an all-star cast performing the song "Singin' In The Rain.").
In color. Specialty (With sound. The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) (MGM) .. Herself.
Hollywood Snapshots #11 (1929) (MGM) .. Betty Channing. West Point (1928) (MGM) .. Betty Dallas.
The Law of the Range (1928) (MGM) .. Rose-Marie. Rose-Marie (1928) (MGM) .. Priscilla Crowninshield.
Across to Singapore (1928) (MGM) .. Frieda. Four Walls (1928) (MGM) .. Diana Medford.
Our Dancing Daughters (1928) (Cosmopolitan Production/MGM) .. Adrienne Lecouvreur. Dream of Love (1928) (MGM) .. Allie Monte.
Spring Fever (1927) (MGM) .. Jane. Twelve Miles Out (1927) (MGM) .. Estellita or Nanon, Zanzi's Daughter.
The Unknown (1927) (MGM) .. Monica Dale. The Understanding Heart (1927) (MGM) .. Joslyn Poe.
The Taxi Dancer (1927) (MGM) .. Renée Contrecoeur. Winners of the Wilderness (1927) (MGM) .. Jane.
The Boob (1926) (MGM) .. the girl. Paris (1926) (MGM) .. Betty Burton.
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926) (First National) .. Sally, Irene and Mary (1925) (MGM) (credited as Joan Crawford) ... Irene. party guest. The Only Thing (1925) (MGM) (uncredited) ..
Mary Riley. Old Clothes (1925) (MGM) (credited as Lucille LeSueur) .. extra. The Midshipman (1925) (MGM) (uncredited) ..
Young Lady Catherine. The Circle (1925) (MGM) (uncredited) .. Bobby, a showgirl. Pretty Ladies (1925) (MGM) (credited as Lucille LeSueur) ..
extra. The Merry Widow (1925) (MGM) (uncredited) .. mannequin. A Slave of Fashion (1925) (MGM) (uncredited) ..
bit part. Proud Flesh (1925) (MGM) (uncredited) .. double for Norma Shearer. Lady of the Night (1925) (MGM) (uncredited) ..