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Joan Crawford with her Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Mildred Pierce, March 1946. She had been too ill to attend the ceremony and so the award was brought to her.

barbarastanwyck: “ Joan Crawford holding her Academy Award for Best Actress, for her performance in ‘Mildred Pierce’, as she makes a telephone call from her bed, March 1946 ”

Joan Crawford - Oscar Night - Mildred Pierce

Best Actress Joan Crawford ("Mildred Pierce") with her award at home, awarded to her at the Academy Awards.

Joan Crawford in a publicity photo for Mannequin  (Frank Borzage, 1937) wearing a dress by Adrian   “Mannequin…restores Miss Joan Crawford to her throne as queen of the working girls….Miss Crawford, let it be said, meets these several dramatic emergencies in her best manner, which, as you know, is tender, strong, heroic, and regal.” - Frank Nugent, New York Times

Joan Crawford in a publicity photo for Mannequin (Frank Borzage, wearing a dress by Adrian “Mannequin…restores Miss Joan Crawford to her throne as queen of the working girls….Miss Crawford, let.

Joan Crawford at the Strait-Jacket (1964) wrap party.

Who says Crawford had no sense of humor? Joan Crawford at the Strait-Jacket wrap party 1964

Mildred Pierce, 1945, was a resounding critical and commercial success. It epitomized the lush visual style and the hard-boiled film noir sensibility that defined Warner Bros. movies of the later 1940s, earning Joan Crawford the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Joan Crawford--Mildred Pierce, I really think she was much prettier in the when her hair color and makeup had a much softer look. Her makeup in the and was way too harsh, it covered up how pretty she really was.

57th Academy Awards® (1985) ~ The Best Leading Actress Oscar® went to Sally Field for her performance in "Places in the Heart" (1984) and F. Murray Abraham for his performance in "Amadeus" (1984)

Academy Awards® Oscar winners: Sally Field, Best Actress for "Places in the Heart" and F. Murray Abraham, Best Actor for "Amadeus"

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