Cranberry was William Haines' nickname for his lifelong friend Joan Crawford, and today is Joan's special day. (I'm goin' with 105)
They can say what they want. That bitter, money grubbing adopted orphan of hers can write whatever she wants (I don't care how many anniversary editions she puts out), I ain't buyin' it. Sure Joan was tough and at times could be prickly, and it's true that in later years she was a tad liquor addled, but over all, she was a swell dame and a damn fine actress.
This is my all time favorite picture of her. Here I see a young woman who is beautiful, rich, talented and absolutely in love with her experience.
Raise your glasses people, it's Joan Crawfords Birthday!