Joan Crawford
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Leading ladies of the 1920s

Joan Crawford in “Mildred Pierce,” 1945. The Oscar-winning actress’ career spanned an astonishing 47 years from the silent era to the early ‘70s. She’s seen here in “Mildred Pierce” in 1945. (Warner Bros.)
The Swedish beauty came to MGM in 1925 and made several classics for the studio such as “Camille.” (Turner)
Swanson starred in and produced a plethora of hits in the 1920s, including “Why Change Your Wife?” (Los Angeles Times)
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