In my opinion Joan Crawford is the greatest actress of all time, and despite all the boring negative press she still generates because of a questionable book written by her step-daughter about some wire hangers, you can’t deny Crawford’s incredible beauty, talent, and intensity in any of her stunning early roles. Humoresque, A Woman’s Face, Mildred Pierce, Possessed, (just to name a few) are explosive examples of an actress soaring high above all others in some of the best films of Golden Era Hollywood. And while her later career presented her to a whole new generation of horror fans with entertaining cult classics like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, Trog, Berserk, Straight Jacket, and Night Gallery, these films are of course no less important.
In celebration of her birthday tomorrow, March 23rd, TCM is airing a 13 film tribute to this silver screen legend and icon. Click HERE for more info and show times in your area.