Most people claimed Crawford was easy to work with, always professional, generous, patient and kind. Issues between the two women cropped up early on, but Ray was not alarmed – at first. He found it “heaven sent” that they disliked each other and felt it added greatly to the dramatic conflict. The reasons for the feud appear to date back to a time when Crawford had once dated McCambridge’s husband, Fletcher Markle. According to some of the other co-stars, McCambridge needled Crawford about it. McCambridge also appears to have disliked that Crawford and Ray were in the midst of an affair. Crawford, on the other hand, disliked what she perceived to be “special attention” that Ray was giving to McCambridge.