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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford, 1948

American actress Joan Crawford died on this day, May 10, in 1977. Born Lucille Fay LeSueur sometime between 1904 and 1908, she starred in dozens of films, and was nominated for, and won, multiple awards.

Crawford was photographed in 1948, the same month as other Hollywood stars Clark Gable, Margaret O’Brien, and the Marx Brothers.

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