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Mommie Dearest (1981) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Frank Perry

Writing Credits  

Christina Crawford ... (book)
 
Frank Yablans ... (screenplay) &
Frank Perry ... (screenplay) and
Tracy Hotchner ... (screenplay) and
Robert Getchell ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Faye Dunaway ... Joan Crawford
Diana Scarwid ... Christina Crawford (Adult)
Steve Forrest ... Greg Savitt
Howard Da Silva ... L.B. Mayer
Mara Hobel Mara Hobel ... Christina Crawford (Child)
Rutanya Alda ... Carol Ann
Harry Goz Harry Goz ... Al Steele
Michael Edwards ... Ted Gelber
Jocelyn Brando ... Barbara Bennett
Priscilla Pointer ... Mrs. Chadwick
Joe Abdullah Joe Abdullah ... Captain
Gary Allen Gary Allen ... Jimmy (Photographer)
Selma Archerd ... Connie
Adrian Aron Adrian Aron ... Wedding Guest
Xander Berkeley ... Christopher Crawford (Adult)
Matthew Campion Matthew Campion ... Actor in Soap (Bill)
Carolyn Coates Carolyn Coates ... Mother Superior
Jerry Douglas ... Radio Interviewer
Margaret Fairchild Margaret Fairchild ... Mother Superior (Orphanage)
Phillip R. Allen ... Pepsi Executive #1
James Kirkwood Jr. James Kirkwood Jr. ... Master of Ceremonies (as James Kirkwood)
Michael Hawkins Michael Hawkins ... Pepsi Executive #2 (as Michael D. Gainsborough)
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ... Pepsi Executive #3
Peter Jason ... Pepsi Executive #4
Ellen Feldman Ellen Feldman ... Ginny
Robert Harper ... David
Cathy Lind Hayes Cathy Lind Hayes ... Nurse
Victoria James Victoria James ... Photographer
Dawn Jeffory ... Vera
Virginia Kiser ... Beth Simpson
S. John Launer ... Pepsi Chairman
Russ Marin ... Funeral Director
Nicholas Mele Nicholas Mele ... Assistant Director #2
Belita Moreno ... Belinda Rosenberg
Warren Munson ... Lawyer
Alice Nunn ... Helga
Norman Palmer Norman Palmer ... Male Guest
David Price ... Tony
Jeremy Scott Reinbolt Jeremy Scott Reinbolt ... Christopher Crawford (5 years)
Michael Talbott ... Driver
Arthur Taxier ... Decorator
Joe Warren Joe Warren ... Mr. Dodd (as Joseph Warren)
Erica Wexler Erica Wexler ... Susan
Dick McGarvin Dick McGarvin ... Tour Bus Driver
Brent Dunsford Brent Dunsford ... Fan
Joseph Dypwick Joseph Dypwick ... Fan
Wendy Pitzer Wendy Pitzer ... Fan
David Sanderson David Sanderson ... Fan
Ian Bruce Ian Bruce ... Assistant Director
Peter Paul Eastman Peter Paul Eastman ... Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josh Gans Josh Gans ... Boy on carousel (uncredited)
Lars Hensen Lars Hensen ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Keith Paul Hunter Keith Paul Hunter ... Orphan (uncredited)

Produced by 

David Koontz ... executive producer
Neil A. Machlis ... associate producer
Terry O'Neill ... executive producer (as Terence O'Neill)
Frank Yablans ... producer

Music by 

Henry Mancini

Cinematography by 

Paul Lohmann

Film Editing by 

Peter E. Berger

Casting By 

Nancy Klopper
Lynn Stalmaster

Production Design by 

Bill Malley

Art Direction by 

Harold Michelson

Set Decoration by 

Richard C. Goddard

Costume Design by 

Irene Sharaff

Makeup Department 

Kathryn Blondell ... hair stylist: Ms. Dunaway
Claude Díaz ... wig maker: Faye Dunaway
Lee Harman ... makeup artist: Ms. Dunaway
Charles H. Schram ... makeup artist
Vivienne Walker ... hair stylist
Sylvia Nava ... hair technician (uncredited)

Production Management 

Neil A. Machlis ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Alan B. Curtiss ... second assistant director
Michael Daves ... first assistant director
Robert J. Doherty ... second assistant director

Art Department 

Matty Azzarone ... assistant property master
Jeff Clark ... sign writer
Kent H. Johnson ... property master
Eugene S. Kelley ... construction coordinator
Margie Stone McShirley ... set designer
Peter Van Zyl ... greensman

Sound Department 

Clint Althouse ... boom operator
David E. Campbell ... re-recording mixer
Denis Dutton ... sound effects editor
Cecelia Hall ... sound effects editor
Sean Hanley ... dialogue loop editor
David J. Hudson ... re-recording mixer
Larry Jost ... sound mixer
John T. Reitz ... re-recording mixer
George Watters II ... sound effects editor

Special Effects by 

Joseph P. Mercurio ... special effects
Ken Speed ... special effects assistant

Stunts 

Sherry Peterson ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department 

Doug J. Campbell ... dolly grip (as Douglas J. Campbell)
R.B. Garig ... dolly grip
J. Michael Marlett ... gaffer
John C. Moulds ... second assistant camera
Leo J. Napolitano ... first assistant camera
Ralph Nelson ... still photographer (as Ralph Nelson Jr.)
Guy Polzel ... key grip
Timothy E. Wade ... camera operator

Casting Department 

Deborah Brown ... casting: New York

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

James P. Cullen ... costumer
Bernadene C. Mann ... costumer: Ms. Dunaway
Eric Seelig ... costume supervisor: men
Andrea E. Weaver ... costume supervisor
Robert Iannaccone ... costumer (uncredited)

Editorial Department 

Greig McRitchie ... assistant film editor

Music Department 

June Edgerton ... music editor
John C. Hammell ... music editor
Joel Moss ... music scoring mixer
Jack Sheldon ... musician: trumpet soloist
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn
Jonathan Williams ... musician: cello soloist
Robert Bain ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Dan Goldwasser ... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Henry Mancini ... conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited) / score producer (uncredited)
Richard Nash ... musician: trumpet soloist (uncredited)
John Neufeld ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department 

Marshall Schlom ... script supervisor

Transportation Department 

Joel Marrow ... transportation coordinator

Other crew 

Mauri Syd Gayton ... production coordinator
Mario Iscovich ... production staff
Ileen Maisel ... assistant: Mr. Yablans
Jonathan A. Zimbert ... technical advisor

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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