Christina Crawford

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Christina Crawford is an American novelist best known for her autobiographical book “Mommy Dearest,” about her abuse as a kid by her adopted mother, Hollywood actress Joan Crawford. ‘Black Widow: A Novel,’ ‘Survivor,’ ‘No Safe Place: The Legacy of Family Violence,’ and ‘Daughters Of The Inquisition: Medieval Madness: Origin and Aftermath,’ are among her other works. Crawford is also a well-known actress who has been in a number of films and television shows. In the films ‘Wild in the Country’ and ‘The Secret Storm,’ she played Monica George and Joan Borman Kane, respectively. Other films and television dramas in which she has appeared include ‘The Verdict is Yours,’ ‘Medical Center,’ ‘Matt Lincoln,’ ‘M.D.,’ ‘Ironside,’ ‘Marcus Welby,’ and ‘The Sixth Sense.’ ‘Splendor in the Grass,’ ‘In Color on Sundays,’ ‘Dark of the Moon,’ ‘At Chrismastime,’ ‘The Moon Is Blue,’ ‘Winkelberg,’ ‘Barefoot in the Park,’ and ‘The Complaisant Lover’ are among the plays in which the American actress has appeared. Crawford is currently the director of marketing for Coeur d’Alene Casino.

Acting as a Career

Christina Crawford started her acting career on stage in the play “Splendor in the Grass.” The plays ‘In Color on Sundays,’ ‘At Christmastime,’ ‘Dark of the Moon,’ and ‘The Moon Is Blue’ followed. She was cast in the 1960 film ‘Force of Impulse.’ She starred in the film ‘Wild in the Country’ the following year. Following that, she starred in the dramas ‘The Complaisant Lover’ and ‘Winkelberg.’ She later appeared in the drama ‘The Verdict is Yours’ as a guest star.

Crawford and actress Myrna Loy performed in the play “Barefoot in the Park” in 1965. She had a role in the film ‘Faces,’ which also starred Gena Rowlands and John Marley, not long after. The actress then played Joan Borman Kane in the television drama ‘The Secret Storm’ from 1968 to 1969. Crawford also appeared in TV shows such as ‘The Verdict is Yours,’ ‘Medical Center,’ ‘Matt Lincoln,’ ‘M.D.,’ ‘Ironside,’ ‘Marcus Welby,’ and ‘The Sixth Sense.’

Christina Crawford is an author who wrote the novel ‘Mommy Dearest,’ which was published in 1978. Her novel, ‘Black Widow: A Novel,’ was published three years later. Her book, Survivor, was published in 1988. Crawford followed up with the books “No Safe Place: The Legacy of Family Violence” in 1994 and “Daughters Of The Inquisition: Medieval Madness: Origin and Aftermath” in 2003.

Other Projects of Christina

Crawford owned and operated Seven Springs Farms in Idaho from 1994 through 1999. She then went to work as the director of marketing at Coeur d’Alene Casino. Governor Butch Otter nominated her to the position of county commissioner in Benewah County in 2009. She did, however, lose her election bid the following year. The novelist and actor then created the Benewah Human Rights Coalition, a non-profit organization, in 2011. She made the documentary ‘Surviving Mommie Dearest’ two years later.

Personal Experiences of Christina

Christina Crawford was born in Los Angeles on June 11, 1939, to an unmarried adolescent girl. Joan Crawford, an actress, eventually adopted her together with three other children, Christopher, Catherine, and Cynthia. She was sent to the Chadwick School when she was ten years old. Her mother, however, later removed her from the school due to her reported “misbehavior” with many male pupils. Crawford was then accepted into Sacred Heart Academy in Flintridge, California. She went on to the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and the Neighborhood Playhouse in Manhattan after graduating from there.

She then went on to the University of California, Los Angeles, to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree (UCLA). Crawford describes her mother as a nasty, uncaring, aggressive, and manipulative narcissistic parent in her book “Mommie Dearest.” She had to endure both physical and emotional abuse as a result of her mother’s personality. In terms of her personal life, the author married her first husband, Harvey Medlinsky, in 1966. Crawford married her second husband, David Koontz, in 1976, after getting divorced from her first husband. She, too, ended her relationship with him and married Michael Brazzel in 1994. She got divorced from him five years later as well.

Estimated Net Worth

Christina Crawford has a net worth of $5 million dollars as a writer and actor in the United States. Christina Crawford is most known for writing Mommie Dearest, a real account about her childhood abuse at the hands of her mother, actress Joan Crawford.