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Joan Crawford

Bob Thomas tells the fabulous truth of how Joan Crawford rose from a Kansas City telephone operator to one of Hollywood’s biggest stars in this compelling biography.

Few Hollywood careers have been more fabulous, more scandalous, or more glaringly in the spotlight than that of Joan Crawford. Born Lucille Fay LeSueur in 1906, or 1908 according to her own press releases, Joan Crawford changed her name and rewrote her life story when she left her job as a telephone operator and grew into one of the most well-known film and television actresses in America.

Now, pulling back the curtain on a breathtaking tale of rags to riches and triumph to tragedy, Bob Thomas takes readers into the life of Joan Crawford, sharing stories of her famed life filled with glamour, glitter, romance, and ultimate stardom.

Bob Thomas was an American reporter and biographer known for his high-profile biographies of Hollywood celebrities. He was born in San Diego and grew up in Los Angeles. He was the first author-reporter to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Publicists Guild for sixty years of working for the Associated Press.