It really IS a small world. Katy Perry has a close “nine degrees of separation” connection to Joan Crawford. Katy’s evangelist mother’s aunt and uncle were successful Hollywood director Frank Perry and his screenwriter wife Eleanor Perry. Frank Perry directed the classic movie “Mommie Dearest” – the Joan Crawford story starring Faye Dunaway. Frank Perry died years before Katy’s career started to rise so he never was able to pull any strings for her.


Posted by Janet on August 18, 2011

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  1. By pippa martins-st. onge
    On August 18, 2011 at

    Um this is a pretty tenuous link. Cute girl but her music is complete rubbish.

  2. By yoyo
    On August 18, 2011 at

    Joan sported some scary brows in her day. They had that “don’t screw with me” & “oh really?” look. For all it’s worth, Joan was a good actress with strong personality.

  3. By Muffin
    On August 18, 2011 at

    I agree with you yoyo, Joan was a great actress in her day. My Mom and I used to watch all of the old black and white late movies. Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Bogey, and James Cagney just to name a few, were some of our favorites. Oh, the good old days!

  4. By forrest gump
    On August 18, 2011 at

    katy perry is a freak.
    JOAN WASN’T, folks!!

  5. By Strom
    On August 19, 2011 at

    Joan was the real freakshow…the pictures here should be Hillary Clinton and Joan as both had/have a major appetite for female sex. Joan swung both ways, we are not sure Hillary goes for men!

  6. By Denise
    On August 19, 2011 at

    How is she even remotely connected to Joan Crawford when her mother’s uncle directed Faye Dunaway in that awful movie? Applying that logic, Katy’s related to Faye and shops at J. Crew.

    pippa, you may think her music is rubbish, but her Billboard sales say otherwise. I think she’s adorable and her music is a lot of fun.

  7. By Indy
    On August 19, 2011 at

    Katy reminds me of the betty boop doll or the kewpie doll you see at state fairs.

  8. By Strom
    On August 19, 2011 at

    Joan Jett is much closer to Joan C. than Katy. Joan J’s appetite for females is just as ravenous but she will take a pass on males. Katy Perry in her bed would suit her to a tee.

  9. By Casonia Logenberry...On Hell's kitchen your ass is always kicked off for some reason! Hot in that kitchen? Pressure Pushes People to Certain Level? Who is going to Blow up?
    On August 19, 2011 at

    Joan Crawford was hard working and pushy and aggressive and everything had to be her way or the Highway? But times where harder for woman in her time and she is the front runner of breaking woman into the Business and….Well Katy Perry has picked up! Where things are left off and going throw some of the old fashion ideas with a new twist of life that takes it to another Level?

  10. By Strom
    On August 20, 2011 at

    Joan was usually considered a bitch!

  11. By Strom
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  12. By Walt Cliff
    On August 22, 2011 at


    Thanks for the link. That’s pretty interesting. Although, not surprising!

  13. By Walt Cliff
    On August 22, 2011 at

    Regarding the above photo of Joan Crawford, that’s the ugly hairstyle I’ve ever seen. She looks demented with those blackened eyebrows and too short bangs.

  14. By Casonia Logenberry..People wait forever to get on Hells kitchen and not every one got there food on steak Night and what a shame and that is really depressing to go home hungry..Elisa you pass the taste test and gathered 3 out of 4 wonderful.
    On August 27, 2011 at

    Joan was a hard core bitch but she had to be to make it in those days and woman where not treated well and where not respected back then and she rocked it out and did what she needed to do to make it easyer for woman of today to have a better life and massive men from all over the world loved her and… She was a Big Star Back then and really reached toward breaking throw this hard ass world and really pushed it to a level that makes woman strong today and yes it is all about old fashion style and grace.


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