Actress Joan Crawford could have ended up in the best parent section of this gallery based solely on the fact that she chose adoption to give a poor kid a well-to-do home. However, that's where Crawford's model mom-hood ends. Everything else, from her psychological abuse to her middle-of-the-night wire hanger rant puts her square on the bad side of the good-bad parental divide. Faye Dunaway nailed the performance as Crawford in the 1981 film.
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