Starring Joan Crawford

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Joan Crawford in 1936 Joan Crawford in 1936 (George Hurrell)

Joan Crawford was a one-of-a-kind actress. Born in Texas in 1905, she began her career in the silent era, and continued making movies until retiring in 1972. Her striking looks and forceful performances made her a compelling star. Crawford's many roles required an interesting range of musical accompaniment, and film music greats such as Max Steiner, Alfred Newman, Victor Young, and Elmer Bernstein scored her films.

David Garland presents music from movies in which Crawford starred, plus highlights from Henry Mancini's score for the scathing bio-pic "Mommie Dearest."

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