In 1956 Joan Crawford wed chairman of Pepsi-Cola Alfred Steele (at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas) After his death in 1959, Crawford joined Pepsi’s board of directors and went on to work as a spokesperson on behalf of the company.
Crawford received the sixth annual “Pally Award”, which was in the shape of a bronze Pepsi bottle. It was awarded to the employee making the most significant contribution to company sales. In 1973, Crawford was forcibly retired from the company.Joan Crawford, Frankfurt June 1963. (Photo credits: Tony Evanoski / ©S&S via joancrawfordbest)