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Joan Crawford was an American film and television actress who began her career as a dancer and stage showgirl. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Crawford tenth on their list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.
Born: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Died: May 10, 1977, New York City, New York, United States
Education: Stephens College
Lived: Omni Parker House, 60 School St, Boston, MA 02108
Buried: Ferncliff Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA, Plot: Ferncliff Mausoleum, Unit 8, Alcove E, Crypt 42
Find A Grave Memorial# 242
Children: Christina Crawford, Christopher Crawford, Cathy Crawford, Cynthia Crawford
Spouse: Alfred Steele (m. 1955–1959), more

School: Stephens College (1200 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65215) is a women's college located in Columbia, Missouri. It is the second oldest female educational establishment that is still a women's college in the United States. It was founded on August 24, 1833, as the Columbia Female Academy. In 1856, David H. Hickman helped secure the college's charter under the name The Columbia Female Baptist Academy. In the late XIX century it was renamed Stephens Female College after James L. Stephens endowed the college with $20,000. From 1937-1943 its Drama Department was renowned by its chairman and teacher, the actress Maude Adams (1872-1953), James M. Barrie's first Peter Pan. The campus includes a National Historic District: Stephens College South Campus Historic District (National Register of Historic Places: 05001326, 2005). Joan Crawford (1904-1977) registered at Stephens College in 1922, giving her year of birth as 1906. She attended Stephens for only a few months before withdrawing after she realized she was not prepared for college.

Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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Ferncliff Cemetery has three community mausoleums that offer what The New York Times has described as "lavish burial spaces". As of 2001, a standard crypt space in the mausoleums was priced at $15,000. The highest-priced spaces were private burial rooms with bronze gates, crystal chandeliers, and stained-glass windows, priced at $280,000. The Ferncliff Mausoleum, aka "The Cathedral of Memories", is the cemetery's oldest mausoleum, constructed in 1928. It has classic architecture, but the corridors are dark without glass panes to admit natural light. Judy Garland, Ed Sullivan, and Joan Crawford are three of the most famous interments in the main mausoleum. The Shrine of Memories is Ferncliff's second mausoleum and was constructed in 1956. "Shrine of Memories" is a more contemporary structure than "Ferncliff Mausoleum." It has many panes of glass to admit natural light, and there is a large frieze of Christopher Columbus in the main hall of the building. Basil Rathbone is one of the most famous interments in "Shrine of Memories." Rosewood is Ferncliff's most recently completed community mausoleum, having been constructed in 1999. Aaliyah and her father Michael Haughton have a private room in Rosewood. Cab Calloway is interred with his wife Zulme "Nuffie". The cemetery is also known for its in-ground burials in sections located in front of the mausoleums. Ferncliff is one of the very few cemeteries that does not permit upright headstones in its outdoor plots. All outdoor grave markers are flush with the ground. This feature facilitates maintenance of the cemetery grounds. However, there are several upright headstones that were placed before this policy was instituted. Malcolm X is one of the most famous ground burials, in plot Pinewood B.

Notable queer burials at Ferncliff Cemetery:
• Diane Arbus (1923-1971), photographer and writer
• James Baldwin (1924–1987) (Cemetery Grounds, HILLA,1203), novelist, essayist
• Joan Crawford (c. 1905–1977) (Ferncliff Mausoleum, M08,E,42-52), actress
• Alice Delamar (1895-1983), heiress and socialite, cremated here but buried in Palm Beach
• Judy Garland (1922–1969), singer, actress
• Moss Hart (1904–1961) (Ferncliff Mausoleum, M08N,EEFF,D,4), playwright and director
• Gerald Haxton (1892-1944) (Cemetery Grounds, PAUL,112C,CENTER), long term secretary and lover of novelist and playwright W. Somerset Maugham.
• Alberta Hunter (1895-1984) (Cemetery Grounds, ELM1,1411), blues singer
• Elsa Maxwell (1883–1963) (Cemetery Grounds, ROSE2,1132), columnist, society figure
• Ona Munson (1910–1955) (Ferncliff Mausoleum, M08TN,Y,G,5), actress
• Basil Rathbone (1892–1967) (Shrine of Memories, S01,K,117), actor. In 1924 he was involved in a brief relationship with Eva Le Gallienne.
• Paul Robeson (1898–1976) (Cemetery Grounds, HILLA,1511), actor, singer, and civil rights activist.

Queer Places, Vol. 1.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
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