'Mommie Dearest,' Everyone's Favorite Campy Joan Crawford Biopic, Released 33 Years Ago Today

September 18, 2014 5:49 PM

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'Mommie Dearest,' Everyone's Favorite Campy Joan Crawford Biopic, Released 33 Years Ago Today

"Mommie Dearest," the 1981 Joan Crawford biopic that introduced zany lines like "No wire hangers!" into the cultural lexicon, was released exactly 32 years ago today (Sept. 18).

Star Faye Dunaway, who nabbed an Academy Award in 1976 for "Network," is said to have had her sights set on an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Joan Crawford in the movie, which was based on the controversial memoir penned by Crawford's daughter, Christina.

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