Definitions for: Joan Crawford


[n] United States film actress (1908-1977)



Synonyms: Crawford

See Also: actress




Famous Quotes Containing Joan Crawford:


Even my aunt Joan, hopelessly sentimental about every member of our family, admitted that I was hideous.

-- Sister Parish (American Designer)

I was backstage in Paris and saw Cindy Crawford doing House Of Style. I thought, I would love to to be in control of my career.

-- Tyra Banks (American Model)

I'm not trying to be the next Joan Rivers.

-- Isaac Mizrahi (American Designer)

Crawford washed her hands a lot. She washed her arms all the way up past her elbows. She just couldn't get enough done in that direction. She was compulsive about being clean, clean, clean!

-- Fay Wray (American Actress)

I saw myself as Joan of Arc.

-- Maureen O'Hara (Irish Actress)

Let's face it I am not Joan Collins or Boy George.

-- Holly Johnson (English Musician)

All my games were political games; I was, like Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake.

-- Indira Gandhi (Indian Statesman)

I had achieved the most important things in my life when I married Joan and had the sons. Given the choice between Joan and the boys, and being a writer, I world give up being a writer without a blink.

-- Robert B. Parker (American Writer)

I... was not too happy to suddenly take on this public role thrust upon me. They just assumed I was the Joan of Arc of the women's movement. And I wasn't at all. It put a lot of unnecessary pressure on me.

-- Bea Arthur (American Actress)

I love Joan Collins. She's a wonderful lady. She has such courage. She's such a good actress.

-- Robert Wagner (American Actor)

That said, let me add that Joan and I never want him to be a child actor. We both feel that it takes away their childhood and puts untold pressure on children.

-- Dwayne Hickman (American Actor)

Even I don't wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.

-- Cindy Crawford (American Model)

I think that people are definitely interested in the idea that Joan has conversations with God.

-- Amber Tamblyn (American Actress)

Only towards the end of this process are any of the chapters in fully readable condition, a state of affairs that used to alarm my wife. But Joan's got used to it.

-- Fred Saberhagen (American Author)

When Joan D' Arc was asked by her judges why as a Christian she did not love the British, she answered that she did love them, but she loved British in their country. In the same way, we do not hate the Turks, we love them, but in their country.

-- Jean-Marie Le Pen (French Politician)

I always wanted to play Joan of Arc. I've always wanted to do that. Now I'm thinking, 'Maybe there's a story in Joan of Arc's mother!' If I don't hurry up, her grandmother!

-- Ellen Burstyn (American Actress)

Joan was one of my biggest fans, as was Chrissie Hynde.

-- Suzi Quatro (American Musician)

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.

-- Joan Crawford (American Actress)

Why am I so good at playing bitches? I think it's because I'm not a bitch. Maybe that's why Miss Crawford always plays ladies.

-- Bette Davis (American Actress)

I think Michael Crawford realised, I think we all realised, once we'd gone the route of casting a very young girl, you can't really cast a 65 year old man opposite. Slightly different resonance I think. No, we weren't going to go there. We'd have Jack Nicholson in the lead.

-- Andrew Lloyd Webber (British Composer)

Joan of Arc had style. Jesus had style.

-- Charles Bukowski (American Author)

I was married to Margaret Joan Howe in 1940. Although not a scientist herself she has contributed more to my work than anyone else by providing a peaceful and happy home.

-- Frederick Sanger (English Scientist)

Jamal Crawford reminds me the most of myself, the way he goes to the basket. But they need leadership.

-- Earl Monroe (American Athlete)

Joan organizes our social life, and on weekends I follow her around.

-- Robert B. Parker (American Writer)

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!'

-- Joan Crawford (American Actress)

I tried not to make God this big deal in Joan's life. She treats God like a friend: she's nice to him some days, and other days mean, and then cries when she needs help.

-- Amber Tamblyn (American Actress)

Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.

-- Gilbert K. Chesterton (English Writer)

If I could work with Joan Van Ark every day for the rest of my life I would.

-- Ted Shackelford (American Actor)

I, Joan Crawford, I believe in the dollar. Everything I earn, I spend.

-- Joan Crawford (American Actress)

Well, the teacher I studied with for nineteen and a half years was a man named Paul Gavert. He was a great lieder singer, so basically I'm a trained lieder singer because of that teacher. The teacher I currently study with - since 1995 - is Joan Lader, who also studied with Gavert.

-- Betty Buckley (American Actress)

Joan Crawford is a movie queen. I had never met one before. I know now what I don't want to be.

-- Mercedes McCambridge (American Actress)

The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

-- Bette Davis (American Actress)


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