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"Mommie Dearest" is a 1981 biographical drama film about Joan Crawford, starring Faye Dunaway. The film was directed by Frank Perry. The story was adapted for the screen by Robert Getchell, Tracy Hotchner, Frank Perry, and Frank Yablans, based on the 1978 autobiography of the same name by Christina Crawford. The executive producers were Christina's husband, David Koontz, and Terrence O'Neill, Dunaway's then-boyfriend and soon-to-be husband. The film was distributed by Paramount Pictures, the only one of the "Big 8" film studios for which Crawford had never appeared in a feature film.


"Mommie Dearest" is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. The book, which depicts Christina's childhood and her relationship with her mother, was published in 1978.

  • language: English Language
  • genres: Biography, Autobiography, Memoir
  • subjects: United States of America, Woman, Film, Mother-Daughter Relationships
  • released on (37 years ago)


"Mommie Dearest" is a musical album of Henry Mancini.

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Google previewThe New Biographical Dictionary Of Film 6th Edition (2014)

by David Thomson

Mommie Dearest is, arguably, the most influential Hollywood memoir ever published. It changed the waypublishers, readers, stars, and ghostsapproached such volumes; andit pushed home the growing awareness that “Hollywood” wasonly ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Motherhood (2010)

by Andrea O'Reilly

A famous example is Mommie Dearest (1981), a biopic about Joan Crawford based on the bestselling tell-all ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Horror Cinema (2017)

by Peter Hutchings

Mommie Dearest: Aliens, Rosemary's Baby, and Mothering.

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