Below are excerpts from David Gary Deatherage's autobiography "The Other Side Of My Life". Published in 1991 by Winston Derek Publications, Inc .
Deatherage was adopted by Joan Crawford in June 1941, and informally known to Crawford fans as "the first Christopher". Following Joan's adoption of Deatherage, his biological mother, Rebecca Kullberg, discovered his adoption by Joan Crawford and began to harass her, which resulted in Joan returning Deatherage to his Kullberg who later placed him for adoption for a second time.
Click here for photos of Deatherage from throughout his life, also for photos of Rebecca Kullberg and Deatherage's adoptive parents.
These excerpt are placed here by "The Concluding Chapter of Crawford" for research and educational purposes.