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Christina Crawford is an American author who is best known for writing the book ‘Mommie Dearest’

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BirthdayJune 11, 1939
NationalityAmerican
FamousAuthor, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses, Non-Fiction Writers
City/StateCalifornia
SpousesDavid Koontz, Harvey Medlinsky, Michael Brazzel (ex-husbands)
SiblingsCatherine, Christopher, Cynthia (adoptive siblings)
Known asTina Crawford
Universities
  • Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
  • Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
  • Neighborhood Playhouse
  • UCLA
Birth PlaceLos Angeles, California, USA
GenderFemale
MotherJoan Crawford (adoptive mother) (adoptive mother)
Sun SignGemini
Born inLos Angeles, California, USA
Famous asAuthor, Actress

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Who is Christina Crawford?

Christina Crawford is an American author who is best known for writing the book ‘Mommie Dearest’, an autobiographical report of her being abused as a child by her adoptive mother, Hollywood actress Joan Crawford. She has also written the books ‘Black Widow: A Novel’, ‘Survivor’, ‘No Safe Place: The Legacy of Family Violence’ and ‘Daughters Of The Inquisition: Medieval Madness: Origin and Aftermath’. Crawford is also an actress known her roles in film and television projects. She played Monica George in the movie ‘Wild in the Country’ and Joan Borman Kane in the drama ‘The Secret Storm’. Her other small and big screen works include movies like ‘Force of Impulse’ and ‘Faces’ and T.V. dramas like ‘The Verdict is Yours’, ‘Medical Center’, ‘Matt Lincoln’, ‘M.D.’, ‘Ironside’, ‘Marcus Welby’ and ‘The Sixth Sense’. The American actress has also done plays, such as ‘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’. Currently, Crawford works for Coeur d'Alene Casino as their director of marketing.

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Career as an Actress

Christina Crawford began her acting career on the stage and worked in the play ‘Splendor in the Grass’. She then did the plays ‘In Color on Sundays’, ‘At Chrismastime’, ‘Dark of the Moon’ and ‘The Moon Is Blue’. In 1960, she was cast in the flick ‘Force of Impulse’. The following year, she appeared in the film ‘Wild in the Country’. After this, the American actress appeared in the plays ‘The Complaisant Lover’ and ‘Winkelberg’. She then guest starred in the drama ‘The Verdict is Yours’.

In the year 1965, Crawford did the play ‘Barefoot in the Park’ along with actress Myrna Loy. Soon after this, she had a role in the movie ‘Faces’, which also starred Gena Rowlands and John Marley. Then from 1968 to 1969, the actress portrayed the role of Joan Borman Kane in the T.V. drama ‘The Secret Storm’. Besides these TV projects, Crawford also did TV programs like ‘The Verdict is Yours’, ‘Medical Center’, ‘Matt Lincoln’, ‘M.D.’, ‘Ironside’, ‘Marcus Welby’ and ‘The Sixth Sense’.

As an Author

Christina Crawford wrote the book titled ‘Mommie Dearest’ which was released in 1978. Three years later, her book ‘Black Widow: A Novel’ was released. Then in 1988, her book named ‘Survivor’ came out. After this, Crawford released the books ‘No Safe Place: The Legacy of Family Violence’ and ‘Daughters Of The Inquisition: Medieval Madness: Origin and Aftermath’ in 1994 and 2003 respectively.

Other Works

From 1994 to 1999, Crawford ran a bed and breakfast named Seven Springs Farms in Idaho. After that, she began working for Coeur d'Alene Casino as their director of marketing. In the year 2009, she was appointed as the county commissioner in Benewah County by the Governor Butch Otter. However, she lost the bid for election the following year. Then in 2011, the author cum actress founded Benewah Human Rights Coalition, a non-profit organization. Two years later, she made the documentary ‘Surviving Mommie Dearest’.

Personal Life

Christina Crawford was born on June 11, 1939, in Los Angeles to an unmarried teenage girl. She was later on adopted by actress Joan Crawford who also adopted other kids namely, Christopher, Catherine, and Cynthia. At age ten, she was sent to the Chadwick School. However, she was removed from the school later on by her mother because of her alleged "misbehaviour” with many male students. Then Crawford was admitted to the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. After graduating from there, she attended Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and the Neighborhood Playhouse in Manhattan.

Then she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Crawford, in her book ‘Mommie Dearest,’ has described her mother as a cruel, neglectful, violent, and manipulative narcissistic parent. Due to this nature of her mother, she had to suffer both physical and emotional abuse.

Talking about the author’s love life, she married her first husband Harvey Medlinsky in 1966. A few years later, after getting divorced from him, Crawford went on to marry her second husband David Koontz in 1976. Unfortunately, she broke up with him too and married Michael Brazzel in 1994. Five years later, she got divorced from him as well.

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Christina Crawford biography timelines

  • // 1939
    Christina Crawford was born on June 11, 1939, in Los Angeles to an unmarried teenage girl. She was later on adopted by actress Joan Crawford who also adopted other kids namely, Christopher, Catherine, and Cynthia. At age ten, she was sent to the Chadwick School. However, she was removed from the school later on by her mother because of her alleged "misbehaviour” with many male students. Then Crawford was admitted to the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. After graduating from there, she attended Carnegie Mellon School of Drama and the Neighborhood Playhouse in Manhattan.
  • // 1960
    Christina Crawford began her acting career on the stage and worked in the play ‘Splendor in the Grass’. She then did the plays ‘In Color on Sundays’, ‘At Chrismastime’, ‘Dark of the Moon’ and ‘The Moon Is Blue’. In 1960, she was cast in the flick ‘Force of Impulse’. The following year, she appeared in the film ‘Wild in the Country’. After this, the American actress appeared in the plays ‘The Complaisant Lover’ and ‘Winkelberg’. She then guest starred in the drama ‘The Verdict is Yours’.
  • // 1965
    In the year 1965, Crawford did the play ‘Barefoot in the Park’ along with actress Myrna Loy. Soon after this, she had a role in the movie ‘Faces’, which also starred Gena Rowlands and John Marley. Then from 1968 to 1969, the actress portrayed the role of Joan Borman Kane in the T.V. drama ‘The Secret Storm’. Besides these TV projects, Crawford also did TV programs like ‘The Verdict is Yours’, ‘Medical Center’, ‘Matt Lincoln’, ‘M.D.’, ‘Ironside’, ‘Marcus Welby’ and ‘The Sixth Sense’.
  • // 1966
    Talking about the author’s love life, she married her first husband Harvey Medlinsky in 1966. A few years later, after getting divorced from him, Crawford went on to marry her second husband David Koontz in 1976. Unfortunately, she broke up with him too and married Michael Brazzel in 1994. Five years later, she got divorced from him as well.
  • // 1988
    Christina Crawford wrote the book titled ‘Mommie Dearest’ which was released in 1978. Three years later, her book ‘Black Widow: A Novel’ was released. Then in 1988, her book named ‘Survivor’ came out. After this, Crawford released the books ‘No Safe Place: The Legacy of Family Violence’ and ‘Daughters Of The Inquisition: Medieval Madness: Origin and Aftermath’ in 1994 and 2003 respectively.
  • // 1994
    From 1994 to 1999, Crawford ran a bed and breakfast named Seven Springs Farms in Idaho. After that, she began working for Coeur d'Alene Casino as their director of marketing. In the year 2009, she was appointed as the county commissioner in Benewah County by the Governor Butch Otter. However, she lost the bid for election the following year. Then in 2011, the author cum actress founded Benewah Human Rights Coalition, a non-profit organization. Two years later, she made the documentary ‘Surviving Mommie Dearest’.

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Christina Crawford's FAQ

  • What is Christina Crawford birthday?

    Christina Crawford was born at 1939-06-11

  • Where is Christina Crawford's birth place?

    Christina Crawford was born in Los Angeles, California, USA

  • What is Christina Crawford nationalities?

    Christina Crawford's nationalities is American

  • Who is Christina Crawford spouses?

    Christina Crawford's spouses is David Koontz, Harvey Medlinsky, Michael Brazzel (ex-husbands)

  • Who is Christina Crawford siblings?

    Christina Crawford's siblings is Catherine, Christopher, Cynthia (adoptive siblings)

  • What was Christina Crawford universities?

    Christina Crawford studied at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Neighborhood Playhouse, UCLA

  • Who is Christina Crawford's mother?

    Christina Crawford's mother is Joan Crawford (adoptive mother) (adoptive mother)

  • What is Christina Crawford's sun sign?

    Christina Crawford is Gemini

  • How famous is Christina Crawford?

    Christina Crawford is famouse as Author, Actress