Christina Crawford

Writer and Actor
Born Jun 11, 1939

Christina Crawford is an American writer and actress, best known as the author of Mommie Dearest, an exposé of alleged child abuse by her mother, actress Joan Crawford.

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    What's The Most Shocking Thing About Tell All 'mommie Dearest Diary'?
    Huffington Post - Dec 04, 2015
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    Faye Dunaway Will Open Up About 'mommie Dearest' In A New Book: Report
    Huffington Post - Apr 02, 2015
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    Joan Crawford's Daughter Christina On 'surviving Mommie Dearest'
    Huffington Post - Nov 19, 2013
  • Howard Bragman: Gwissues: One On One With Christina Crawford (Video)
    Huffington Post - May 28, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Christina Crawford.


1939 Birth Crawford was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1939 to unmarried teen parents.
1940 1 Year Old According to Christina Crawford's personal interview with Larry King, her father was married to another woman, and supposedly in the Navy, while her mother was unmarried. Christina Crawford was adopted from a baby broker in the state of Nevada because Joan Crawford was formerly denied an adoption by social services for being an unfit candidate in California in 1940. … Read More
1943 4 Years Old Her siblings are Christopher, adopted in 1943, and twin girls, Catherine (Cathy) and Cynthia (Cindy), adopted in 1947. Another boy, also named Christopher, was adopted in 1942 but he was reclaimed by his birth mother. … Read More


1960 21 Years Old In 1960, Crawford accepted a role in the film Force of Impulse, which was released in 1961.
1961 22 Years Old Also in 1961, Crawford appeared in a small role in Wild in the Country, a film starring Elvis Presley. … Read More
1962 23 Years Old In 1962, she appeared in the play The Complaisant Lover. … Read More
1965 26 Years Old In October 1965 she appeared in Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park, with Myrna Loy, a friend of her mother.
1968 29 Years Old 1 More Event
She also had a role in Faces, a 1968 film directed by John Cassavetes and starring John Marley and Gena Rowlands. … Read More


1977 38 Years Old 1 More Event
After Joan Crawford died in 1977, Christina and her brother Christopher discovered that their mother had disinherited them from her $2 million estate, her will citing "reasons which are well-known to them".
1978 39 Years Old In 1978, Crawford's book Mommie Dearest was released. … Read More


1981 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1981, a movie version of the same title was released, starring Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford and Diana Scarwid as Christina. … Read More


1994 55 Years Old She ran a bed and breakfast called "Seven Springs Farms" in Tensed, Idaho, between 1994 and 1999.
1998 59 Years Old She formed Seven Springs Press in 1998 to publish the 20th-anniversary edition of Mommie Dearest in paperback from the original manuscript. … Read More


1999 60 Years Old In 1999 Crawford began working as a director of marketing at the Coeur d'Alene Casino in Idaho.
2009 70 Years Old On November 22, 2009, she was appointed county commissioner in Benewah County, Idaho, by Governor Butch Otter, though she lost her bid for election in November 2010.
2011 72 Years Old In 2011, Crawford founded the non-profit Benewah Human Rights Coalition and served as the organization's first president.
2013 74 Years Old In 2013, she made a documentary titled Surviving Mommie Dearest.
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