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Joan Crawford and George Cukor
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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George Cukor was born on July 7, 1899 in New York City. He was a prolific American film director, working on such films as 1933's "Little Women," "The Philadelphia Story," "Gaslight," "Adam's Rib," "My Fair Lady," and "A Star is Born," starring Judy Garland. The films he directed garnered more leading performance Academy Award nominations than any other director. He continued to work into the 1980s. He died on January 24, 1983.; Joan Crawford was born Lucille Fay LeSueur in San Antonio, Texas, on March 23, 1904. She was an Academy Award winning film and television actress. She was one of Hollywood's most popular stars and one of the highest paid women in the United States, but her films began losing money and by the end of the 1930s she was considered "washed up." Crawford made a comeback in the 1945 film "Mildred Pierce" winning the Academy Award for Best Actress. Crawford was married four times and adopted five children. After the death of her husband Alfred Steele, she filled his position on the board of directors of the Pepsi-Cola company from 1959 to 1973. She retired from acting in 1970 and died on May 10, 1977. After her death, her daughter Christina published the book Mommie Dearest, showing Crawford in an unflattering light.
Photograph dated April 5, 1965 reads "Joan Crawford presents oscar for best directing to George Cukor for his 'My Fair Lady' work." The 37th Annual Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 5324
Cukor, George,--1899-1983
Crawford, Joan,--1908-1977
Cukor, George,--1899-1983--Awards
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Academy Awards (Motion pictures)
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Motion picture producers and directors--United States
Motion picture producers and directors--Awards--United States
Women--California--Santa Monica
Men--California--Santa Monica
Auditoriums--California--Santa Monica
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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